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A Postcapitalist Politics by J. K. Gibson-Graham

By J. K. Gibson-Graham

Is there existence after capitalism? during this creatively argued follow-up to their e-book The finish of Capitalism (As We Knew It), J. okay. Gibson-Graham provide already latest choices to a world capitalist order and description thoughts for construction substitute economies.

A Postcapitalist Politics finds a prolific panorama of monetary diversity—one that isn't completely or predominantly capitalist—and examines the demanding situations and successes of other fiscal interventions. Gibson-Graham assemble political financial system, feminist poststructuralism, and financial activism to foreground the moral judgements, rather than structural imperatives, that build financial “development” pathways. Marshalling empirical facts from neighborhood financial tasks and motion learn within the usa, Australia, and Asia, they produce a particular political imaginary with 3 intersecting moments: a politics of language, of the topic, and of collective motion.

within the face of a virtually common feel of quit to capitalist globalization, this publication demonstrates that postcapitalist matters, economies, and groups should be fostered. The authors describe a politics of hazard that could construct diverse economies in position and over area. They urge us to confront the forces that stand within the approach of monetary experimentation and to discover other ways of relocating from conception to motion.

J. okay. Gibson-Graham is the pen identify of Katherine Gibson and Julie Graham, feminist financial geographers who paintings, respectively, on the Australian nationwide college in Canberra and the college of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Rather than attending to the regularities of discourse, overt or covert as these may be, an overdeterminist reading fractures and disperses the object of attention, dislocating it from essentialist structures of determination. Reading for contingency rather than necessity situates essentialized and universalized forms of being like “the market” or the “the self-interested subject” in specific geographical and historical locations, releasing them from an ontology of structure or essence. Techniques of rereading adopt a stance of curiosity, rather than recognition, toward claims of truth.

Our thinking strives to render a world with an ever-replenishing sense of room to move, air to breathe, and space and time to act—a space of pregnant xxxiv . . Introduction negativity. 40 A Politics of Language Any contemporary economic politics confronts an existing object: an economy produced, through particular modes of representation and calculation, as a bounded sphere “whose internal mechanisms and exchanges separate it from other social processes” (Mitchell, forthcoming). This economy is not simply an ideological concept susceptible to intellectual debunking, but a materialization that participates in organizing the practices and processes that surround it, while at the same time being formatted and maintained by them.

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