In this paper we describe the work of a nascent research community of economic geographers who are making the choice to bring marginalized, hidden and alternative economic activities to light in order to make them more real and more credible as objects of policy and activism. The diverse economies research program is, we argue, a performative ontological project that builds upon and draws forth a different kind of academic practice and subjectivity.
Gibson-Graham, JK. 2008. Diverse economies: performative practices for 'other worlds', Progress in Human Geography 32(5), 613-632.