A Postcapitalist Politics

By J. K. Gibson-Graham

Is there lifestyles after capitalism? during this creatively argued follow-up to their publication The finish of Capitalism (As We Knew It), J. okay. Gibson-Graham supply already current possible choices to an international capitalist order and description techniques for construction replacement economies.

A Postcapitalist Politics finds a prolific panorama of monetary diversity—one that's not solely or predominantly capitalist—and examines the demanding situations and successes of other monetary interventions. Gibson-Graham assemble political economic system, feminist poststructuralism, and fiscal activism to foreground the moral judgements, rather than structural imperatives, that build financial “development” pathways. Marshalling empirical proof from neighborhood financial tasks and motion study 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 nearly common experience of hand over to capitalist globalization, this ebook demonstrates that postcapitalist matters, economies, and groups will be fostered. The authors describe a politics of probability that could construct diversified economies in position and over area. They urge us to confront the forces that stand within the approach of monetary experimentation and to discover alternative 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 collage of Massachusetts Amherst.

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