- Contact Details:
MA (Restructuring and Development in the Pacific Rim) (Uni. of Sydney)
B. of Applied Science - Built Environment (Urban and Regional Planning) (with Distinction) (QUT)
Dip. of Teaching (Primary)(Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)
- Research Areas:
Economic geography: diverse economies and community economies including theories of development, class and subjectivity; community and social enterprise development.
Urban and regional geography: alternative economic and community development in marginalised urban & regional areas.
Political Geography: participatory research and evaluation, and community planning.
Also see my recent co-authored book with J.K. Gibson-Graham and Stephen Healy, Take Back the Economy
Cultivating hybrid collectives: research methods for enacting community food economies in Australia and the Philippines
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.
In Dirt!: The Film, Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement in Africa, tells the story of the tiny hummingbird who fights a huge bush fire drop by tiny drop of precious water. What can the little hummingbird tell us about ways of building a sustainable food future? This paper explores this question.
Cameron, J. 2010. Take back the (food) economy: lessons from the hummingbird. Keynote Presentation, Fair Share Festival, Newcastle, October 22-23.
This paper uses the Diverse Economies Framework to explore initiatives that have been developed to build more sustainable and ethical food futures, and to identify policy and reseach activities that might help strengthen these initiatives.
Cameron, J. and R. Gordon 2010. Building sustainable and ethical food futures through economic diversity: options for a mid-sized city'. Paper presented at the Policy Workshop on The Future of Australia's Mid-Sized Cities, Latrobe University, Bendigo, Australia, Sept 29-30.
Business as Usual or Economic Innovation?: Work, Markets and Growth in Community and Social Enterprises
This paper explores the different and diverse economic practices that two Community Supported Agriculture initiatives use to enact their ethical commitments. The paper considers what this means for current government support for social and community enterprises.
Cameron, J. 2010, Forthcoming. Business as usual or economic innovations? work, markets and growth in community enterprises, Third Sector Review 16(2).
This paper discusses a performative research project conducted with community gardeners in Newcastle Australia.
Cameron, J., C. Manhood and J. Pomfrett. 2010. Growing the community of community gardens: research contributions. Paper submitted to the Community Garden Conference, Canberra, October 2010. (Note: The final published version is available online at the Conference Website, pages 116-129).
This paper reframes existing economic diversity as a community asset that can be built on for community and economic development. ĘIncludes strategies for doing this, and draws on examples from the Philippines and Australia
This paper discusses the sorts of ethical economic decisions made by community enterprises, and how this contributes to regional social, environmental and economic well-being.
Introduces three strategies for rethinking the economy with students.
Discusses the limiting ways in which people in marginalised areas are portrayed in policy and research, and introduces a different way of representing marginalised groups and the more enabling economic and social policies that result.
Alternative Pathways to Community and Economic Development: The Latrobe Valley Community Partnering Project
Based on the Latrobe Valley Community Partnering Project, this paper introduces new ways of understanding disadvantaged areas, the economy, community and the research process in order to open up new ways of addressing social and economic issues.
Cameron, J. & Gibson, K. 2005. Alternative pathways to community and economic development: The Latrobe Valley community partnering project, Geographical Research 43(3), 274-85.
Cameron, J. 2005. Focussing on the focus group, in Iain Hay (ed.) Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Chapter 8.
This paper introduces a poststructuralist influenced participatory action research project seeking to develop new pathways for economic and community development in the context of a declining region.
Cameron, J. & Gibson, K. 2005. Participatory action research in a poststructuralist vein, Geoforum 36(3), 315-31.
Elaborates an economic and social policy response to disadvantage that builds on the skills and ideas of marginalised groups.
Gibson, K. & Cameron. J. 2005. Building Community Economies in Marginalised Areas, in P. Smyth, T. Reddel & A. Jones (eds) Community and Local Governance in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, 149-166.
This paper outlines a collaborative approach to working with local residents in marginalised communities to develop community and economic development projects. The paper draws from action research conducted in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, and Eagleby and Logan City, Queensland
Exploring how recent feminist thinkers are attempting to add women into the economy.
Cameron J. and J. K. Gibson-Graham. 2003. Feminising the Economy: metaphors, strategies, politics, Gender, Place & Culture 10(2), 145-157.
A review of Australian research and policy interventions aimed at communities and regions from the perspective of the Community Economies Project
Gibson, K. and J. Cameron. 2001.Transforming communities: towards a research agenda, Urban Policy and Research 19(1), 7-24.
Explores some of the limits of measuring and monitoring social capital.
Negotiating restructuring: a study of regional communities experiencing rapid social and economic change
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How two communities in regional Victoria, Australia are beginning to rethink their relationship to processes of economic restructuring.