This session focuses on the everyday enactments of economic difference and the performance of community and environmental wellbeing. The focus of these papers is on the intersection of such enactments with other political processes and trajectories, and the potentials that emerge when economic difference is understood and practiced along with difference along other registers.
In particular, the cases explicated demonstrate the vitality and productive connections being made by academics, activists, and economists in the wild as they rethink and take back their economies with and through a range of practices typically seen as external or epiphenomenal to economy.
The papers in this session all document economic difference but they do so by productively foregrounding various ‘other’ concerns such as technologies, devices, and metrics in the development of economies of care and interdependence, how to imagine and enact interlinked economies of solidarity and forms of autonomous communal governance, engagements with critical race and Afro-feminist studies, the movement from singular dissident action and anarchist places to networks and praxis, and the question of the right to the city and (re)imagining city space beyond the state and capitalism.
|Presenter||Matt McCourt*, University of Maine at Farmington, Gabe Perkins, Mahoosuc Pathways, POW Possibilities: Community Labor at Winter Festivals||20||3:20 PM|
|Presenter||Annette Koh*, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Urban & Regional Planning, Sang Hyoun Pahk, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sociology, Technologies of commoning? Calling collective and more-than-consumer subjectivities||20||3:40 PM|
|Presenter||Catherine Bender*, UCLA, From Karoshi to Manuke: the Alternative Work of Manuke Guesthouse||20||4:00 PM|
|Presenter||Priscilla Vaz*, UNC at Chapel Hill, Grassroots Afro-feminism and diverse economies in the slum City of God||20||4:20 PM|
|Presenter||Lorena Muñoz*, University of Minnesota, Tianguis as a Possibility of Autogestion: Street Vendors Claim Rights to the City in Cancún, Mexico||20||4:40 PM|
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