The diverse economy: feminism, Capitalocentrism and postcapitalist futures

Katherine McKinnon, Kelly Dombroski, Oona Morrow

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Feminist economic geography has been a rich site for exploring issues of political economy and gender. In this chapter the authors explore the contributions of feminist economic geographers to rethinking economy. Diverse economies thinking reveals diversity in existing economic practices, broadening our view of what is important and viable economic activity. This includes recognizing and valuing care work and the household, and recognizing diversity in forms of economic transactions, labour and enterprise through which people around the world secure their livelihoods. Alternative markets, unpaid work and noncapitalist enterprises all come into view as vital parts of our economy. Community economies scholarship begins by rethinking ‘the economy’ and the discourses that shape expectations of how globalization and capitalism function. Building on the work of J.K. Gibson-Graham, the diverse economies framework informs the work of others in the ‘Community Economies Collective’ and the ‘Community Economies Research Network’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on the International Political Economy of Gender
Subtitle of host publicationpart III Governing markets and economies
EditorsJuanita Elias, Adrienne Roberts
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Electronic)9781783478842
ISBN (Print)9781783478835
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSocial and Political Science 2018


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