- Contact Details:
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences
PhD Economics (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
MA Economics (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
BA Industrial Engineering (University of Karlsruhe)
- Research Areas:
Community economies in Berlin
Economic citizenship in urban space
Political economy of gender and migration
Marxian political economy
The article explores how the creative enactment of alternative urban imaginaries in Berlin can be theorized from a political economy perspective. It draws on the work of Gibson-Graham and Foucault to develop a heterotopic reading of economic diversity, focusing on three distinct aspects: the ubiquity and multiplicity of 'other spaces', the (il)legibility of the spatial order, and the politics of difference articulated through heterotopias.
Erdem, Esra. 2014. Reading Foucault with Gibson-Graham: The Politics of 'Other Spaces' in Berlin. Rethinking Marxism 26(1), 61-75.
This introduction shows how J. K. Gibson-Graham's work continues to inspire current scholarship in the Marxian tradition. It provides an overview of articles published in Rethinking Marxism as Part I of a two-part symposium. Erdem, E. "Introduction: Postcapitalist Encounters with Class and Community". Rethinking Marxism 25(4), 464-468.
The article discusses the theoretical openings accorded by the recognition of economic difference and contingency within the Marxist tradition, exploring their potential contributions towards imagining and enacting a postcapitalist politics of economic transformation and experimentation.
Gibson-Graham, J.K., E. Erdem, C. Özselçuk (2013). "Thinking with Marx For a Feminist Postcapitalist Politics", R. Jaeggi and D. Loick (Eds.) Marx' Kritik der Gesellschaft. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.