The Handbook of Diverse Economies I: What does the Handbook of Diverse Economies enable?

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group, Development Geographies Specialty Group, Feminist Geographies Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2020
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM
Room: Governors Square 14, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Katherine Gibson, Kevin St. Martin, Stephen Healy
Chairs: Stephen Healy


In 2020, some 14 years after her 2006 Progress in Human Geography lecture at the Chicago AAG meetings in which J.K. Gibson-Graham invited others to join the Diverse Economies Research Program, Edward Elgar has published the Handbook of Diverse Economies edited by J.K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski. This volume contains 58 chapters written by 68 scholars and activists from 20 countries. In 2006 Gibson-Graham had already identified a small but growing number of scholars across the social sciences who were theorizing ‘alternative’ economic practices. Today we see a proliferation of researchers working in ways that they hope will make (an)other world possible. The chapter authors of the new Handbook are doing so by 1) theorizing aspects of a diverse (more than capitalist) economy and 2) analysing how ethical community economies that care for people and the planet are either already in existence, are emerging, or can be helped into existence by intentionally performative research. In this panel we invite economists, feminists and economic geographers to discuss the contribution of this Handbook with selected chapter authors who will reflect on how writing for how this volume has pushed their thinking about post-capitalist possibilities forward.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Katherine Gibson University of Western Sydney 10
Panelist James Murphy Clark University 10
Panelist Lindsay Naylor University of Delaware 10
Panelist George DeMartino University of Denver 10
Panelist Kevin St. Martin Rutgers University 10
Panelist Luke Drake California State University, Northridge 10

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