The Handbook of Diverse Economies III: Extending Diverse Economies into the Economies of Race and Ethnicity

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group, Feminist Geographies Specialty Group, Black Geographies Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2020
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Governors Square 14, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Kevin St. Martin, Katherine Gibson, Stephen Healy
Chairs: Kelly Dombroski


Researchers across the world are working to “make (an)other world possible” through scholarly engagements with diverse economic practices. One such research program is centered on the field of Diverse Economies now represented in the Handbook of Diverse Economies, edited by J.K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski (2020). As reflected in the handbook, scholars and activists of diverse economies are theorizing key aspects and dynamics of diverse (more than capitalist) economies, and are foregrounding ethically informed “community economies” that care for people and the planet. While this volume contains 58 chapters written by 68 scholars and activists from 20 countries and has a strong feminist flavour, like many such texts and despite our best efforts, the majority are authored by white scholars based in predominantly white institutions. In this panel, we invite discussion on how to expand the field of diverse economies to better include the voices and activities of underrepresented and better attend to the ways in which racialization shapes economic difference and economic possibility in these “other worlds”. A panel discussion between feminist and activist scholars of diverse economies, black geographies, racial capitalism and black social economy engages with literature in these fields and relevant chapters from the Handbook of Diverse Economies.


Type Details Minutes
Discussant Kelly Dombroski University of Canterbury 10
Panelist Caihuan Duojie University of Canterbury 10
Panelist Caroline Hossein York University - North York, ON 10
Panelist Leo Hwang Greenfield Community College 10

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