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Power and performativity in the creation of the UK fishing rights market

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Cultural Economy
Issue number6
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)705-720
Publication statusPublished
Early online date15/10/15
Original languageEnglish


Judith Butler's work on performativity takes an explicitly Foucauldian approach to politics. The economic performativity literature, in comparison, has been criticised for failing to foreground power. This paper uses a case study of market creation in UK marine fisheries to suggest, after Butler, ways in which a Foucauldian analysis of the exercise of power can inform our understanding of economic performativity.