Community Economies

Ann Hill

Contact Details:

Institute for Culture and Society

University of Western Sydney

ann.hill (at) uws.edu.au


Qualifications

PhD Human Geography, The Australian National University 2014

BA Hons Human Geography, BA Macquarie University 1991 and Hons. The Australian National University 2003 

Research Areas:
Currently my work centres on collective ethics and methods for living in a climate and resource changing world. My research interests include: • re-thinking economies and food systems in the Anthropocene • conceptualising community food economies • urban and peri-urban agriculture • developing hybrid collective research methodologies • post-typhoon livelihood rebuilding and disaster management • theorising and empirically demonstrating more-than human ethics • critical development studies • fostering Australian-Asia research collaborations • strengthening economic resilience in Monsoon Asia through hybrid knowledge networks My PhD research titled 'Growing Community Food Economies in the Philippines' is about collective ethical economic action. It draws on empirical cases of regional food projects in Manila and Mindanao and examines possible post-capitalist economic growth trajectories in the Philippines context. This project also examines collective methods. Drawing on actor network theory and hybrid collective thinking it emprically demonstrates 'hybrid collective world making', foregrounding the role various human and nonhuman actors (e.g. typhoons, river systems and digital media) play in shaping food and economic futures.
Publications

Growing Community Food Economies in the Philippines excerpt 2

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Introduction to a PhD thesis project about collective ethical economic action for a climate and resource changing world. It includes diverse economy food stories from the Philippines and from my home in the NSW Southern Tablelands of Australia, as well as a thesis outline. For inquires about the thesis empirics and the thesis into book project called 'Rebuilding Lives' please contact Ann Hill on ann.hill(at)uws.edu.au 

Hill, A. 2013. Growing community food economies in the Philippines, PhD thesis, The Australian National University

Growing Community Food Economies in the Philippines excerpt 1

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A PhD thesis chapter about community economies thinking and practice and growing community food economies in the Philippines through hybrid collective methods.

Moving from “matters of fact” to “matters of concern” in order to grow economic food futures in the Anthropocene

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This paper argues that through becoming critical minds in the Latourian sense researchers can play a key role in enacting economic food futures in the Anthropocene. It proposes a new mode of critical inquiry by centering on three broad research matters of concern: (1) gathering and assembling economic diversity (2) human actancy and (3) nonhuman actancy. 

Hill, A. 2014. Moving from “matters of fact” to “matters of concern” in order to grow economic food futures in the Anthropocene, Agriculture and Human Values. http://www.springer.com/-/5/e37581b51c3041d8833330d108787fb4

Cultivating hybrid collectives: research methods for enacting community food economies in Australia and the Philippines

Ann Hill, Jenny Cameron, Katherine Gibson

In this paper authors Cameron, Gibson and Hill discuss two research projects in Australia and the Philippines in which we have cultivated hybrid collectives of academic researchers, lay researchers and various nonhuman others with the intention of enacting community food economies. We feature three critical interactions in the 'hybrid collective research method': gathering, reassembling and translating. We argue that in a climate changing world, the hybrid collective method fosters opportunities for a range of human and nonhuman participants to act in concert to build community food economies.

Cameron, J., K.Gibson and A. Hill, 2014. Cultivating hybrid collectives: research methods for enacting community food economies in Australia and the Philippines Local Environment 19(1), 118-132.

A helping hand and many green thumbs

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This paper reveals how ethical economic decision making in a government-led local food project in the Philippines is generating social surplus, creating and sustaining commons and building a community-based food economy.

Hill, A. 2011. A helping hand and many green thumbs: local government, citizens and the growth of a community based food economy, Local Environment. 16(6), 539-553

From calamity to community enterprise

Ann Hill, jojo rom

This paper highlights social enterprise development as a  post-disaster livelihood re-building strategy that has the potential to build resilience and foster disaster preparedness in local communities.

Hill, A. and Rom, P. 2011. From calamity to community enterprise, Asian Currents. May, 7-9.

Opportunities from Ondoy: From calamity to community enterprise

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Work in progress paper about social enterprise clustering as a local economic development and livelihood (re)building strategy in Manila in the Philippines

Resource Management in Asia Pacific Seminar paper, The Australian National University, 24th February 2011

Diverse economies in place: a study of economic subjects and practices in the Wingecarribee Shire of New South Wales

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This thesis empirically grounds the diverse economies framework and is an early contribution to post-capitalist thought. Specifically the thesis maps the diverse economic practices of various subjects in the Wingecarribee Shire, a local government area on the rural urban fringe of Sydney, Australia. It challenges a capitalocentric view of the economy instead presenting a diverse regional economic landscape with implications for local government planning.

Hill, A., 2003. Diverse economies in place: a study of economic subjects and practices in the Wingecarribee Shire of New South Wales. Unpublished Hons thesis, School of Resources, Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.