The Handbook of Diverse Economies

15 – 25 March 2020
Published 2020

Edited by J.K. Gibson-Graham, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia
and Kelly Dombroski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Economic diversity abounds in a more-than-capitalist world, from worker-recuperated cooperatives and anti-mafia social enterprises to caring labour and the work of Earth Others, from fair trade and social procurement to community land trusts, free universities and Islamic finance. The Handbook of Diverse Economies presents research that inventories economic difference as a prelude to building ethical ways of living on our dangerously degraded planet. With contributing authors from twenty countries, it presents new thinking around subjectivity and methodology as strategies for making other worlds possible.

Organised into thematic sections, the Handbook moves from looking at diverse forms of enterprise, to labour, transactions, property, and finance as well as decentred subjectivity and diverse economies methodology. Chapters present a wide diversity of economic practices that make up contemporary economies, many of which are ignored or devalued by mainstream economic theory. Pushing the boundaries of economic thinking to include more than human labour and human/non-human interdependence, it highlights the challenges of enacting ethical economies in the face of dominant ways of thinking and being.

Kathrin Böhm and Kuba Szreder have contributed with the text How to Reclaim the Economy Using Artistic Means: The Case of Company Drinks for the chapter on Methodologies.

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