Journal of International and Global Studies


This article examines financial media discourses and representations of the Greek debt crisis from 2010 to 2015. The analysis is based on financial media texts published by six major news outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom. This paper argues that the AngloAmerican media generated a financial discourse of the Greek debt crisis based on an analogical framework to contemporary Argentina. The discussion highlights three aspects of this media discourse: the classification of the unfolding crisis type (liquidity, solvency, or political), the use of Argentine financial histories to understand the crisis type and predict its possible futures, and the modes of financial difference and sameness posited between Argentina and Greece. This article contributes to the global study of financial cultures by highlighting the politics of geocultural difference making that informs media financialization. The Argentina-Greece analogy becomes a proxy for the formation of European selfhood in relation to Latin American otherness.

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