Ken Byrne, Stephen Healy
Published: January 2006

This paper co-written with Ken Byrne uses the psychoanalytic concept of fantasy to explore how people are attached to particular notions of economy. We explore how worker cooperators in Argentina's newly formed worker cooperatives experience their economic subjectivity.

Katharine McKinnon
Published: March 2006

The emergence of a participatory orthodoxy in the development industry has had enormous positive impact, however discourses of participation are also being used in surprisingly political ways. This paper explores how a “pro-local” discourse amongst development professionals in northern Thailand is being deployed in ways that undermine the goals of empowerment and emancipation that are central to the aims of participatory approaches.

Jenny Cameron, Katherine Gibson
Published: May 2005

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.

Katharine McKinnon
Published: August 2005

The first paper published during my PhD studies, this article explores how the movement to obtain citizenship rights for highland minorities in Thailand is carefully engaging with dominant discourses of Thai-ness in ways that open up the incompleteness of Thai state hegemony.

Jenny Cameron, Katherine Gibson
Published: August 2005

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.

Elizabeth Barron
Published: September 2005

In this paper interpreting mushroom hunting as part of the diverse economy facilitates its place independent of environmental protection strategies like green capitalism, which fail in part because they ignore non-capitalist resource use and extraction activities that do not fit within market oriented approaches to resource management.

Katharine McKinnon
Published: September 2005

This paper offers a synopsis of the key findings of my PhD Thesis which explored the politics of development practice and theories of postdevelopment. Drawing on a series of case studies from northern Thailand, I argue that development is always political, whether it is being shaped by a politics of emancipation or the international geopolitical concerns of the day. Thus what is required in development practice is a much more aware engagement with the political dynamics at play.

Marianna Pavlovskaya
Published: January 2004

This article examines survival strategies of urban households in post-socialist cities during the transition from the Soviet system to a market economy. The article links the outcomes of systemic transformation to the daily lives of households and connects urban change induced by mass privatization to class and gender processes inside the households. These other transitions in everyday class and gender processes are consistently overlooked by macroeconomic approaches that dominate among transition theorists and policy consultants.

Marianna Pavlovskaya
Published: January 2004

This article discusses the use of GIS for an alternative analysis of the transition to capitalism in Moscow, Russia in the 1990s. Following the argument for incorporating quantitative methods into feminist research agendas, the article illustrates how GIS can be part of a critical and feminist analysis of economic transition.

J.K. Gibson-Graham
Published: January 2003

Principles and practices for cultivating a local ethics of economic transformation.

J.K. Gibson-Graham
Published: March 2003

Situates contemporary evaluations of the success of Spain's Mondragon cooperative complex within a tradition of debate about the politics of economic transformation and argues for the development of an economics of surplus that can guide ethical decisions in community economies.

Jenny Cameron, J.K. Gibson-Graham
Published: March 2003

Exploring how recent feminist thinkers are attempting to add women into the economy.

Katherine Gibson
Published: March 2002

How women's activism in the Philippines, China and Papua New Guinea is helping build and strengthen community economies.

Julie Graham, Stephen Healy, Ken Byrne
Published: May 2002

Outlines the Rethinking Economy action research project in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, highlighting the role of academy-community partnerships in constructing community economies.

Community Economies Collective
Published: March 2001

Outlines the 'politics of becoming' associated with desiring and building communal economies.

Katherine Gibson, Jenny Cameron
Published: May 2001

A review of Australian research and policy interventions aimed at communities and regions from the perspective of the Community Economies Project.

Kevin St. Martin
Published: January 2001

This article draws on field research in New England to challenge conventional individualized accounts of fishery dynamics and develop a representation of fisheries as diverse sites of community organization and cooperative management of common property. This is a "re-mapping," both literal and figurative, of the landscapes of fishery practice as a strategy to open more possibilities for communal resource management.