Jenny Cameron
Published: May 2005

This chapter introduces the focus group as a method for qualitative social research.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Published: March 2003

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.

Ann Hill
Published: March 2003

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.

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

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

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.

J.K. Gibson-Graham
Published: January 2002

Offers a counter to the common denigration of local economic politics 'in the face of globalization'.

Katherine Gibson
Published: March 2002

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

Community Economies Collective
Published: March 2001

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

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.

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J.K Gibson-Graham, Stephen Resnick, Richard Wolff (Eds)
Published: March 2001

Re/presenting Class is a collection of essays that develops a poststructuralist Marxian conception of class in order to theorize the complex contemporary economic terrain. Both building upon and reconsidering a tradition that Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff—two of this volume’s editors—began in the late 1980s with their groundbreaking work Knowledge and Class, contributors aim to correct previous research that has largely failed to place class as a central theme in economic analysis. Suggesting the possibility of a new politics of the economy, the collection as a whole focuses on the diversity and contingency of economic relations and processes.

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.

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J.K Gibson-Graham, Stephen A. Resnick, Richard D. Wolff (Eds)
Published: September 2000

The authors offer new and compelling ways to look at class through examinations of such topics as sex work, the experiences of African American women as domestic laborers, and blue- and white-collar workers. Their work acknowledges that individuals may participate in various class relations at one moment or over time and that class identities are multiple and changing. Taken together, the essays in this book will prompt a rethinking of class and class subjectivity that will expand social theory.

Contributors: Enid Arvidson, Jenny Cameron, Harriet Fraad, Janet Hotch, Susan Jahoda, Amitava Kumar, Cecilia Marie Rio, Jacquelyn Southern, Marjolein van der Veen.

Jenny Cameron
Published: September 2000

Explores some of the limits of measuring and monitoring social capital.

Katherine Gibson, Jenny Cameron, Arthur Veno
Published: January 1999

How two communities in regional Victoria, Australia are beginning to rethink their relationship to processes of economic restructuring.

Katherine Gibson
Published: August 1999

Script of a presentation about the contradictory politics of "community" and how this website might help to redefine mainstream understandings of both community and economy.

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J.K Gibson-Graham
Published: January 1996

In the mid-1990s, at the height of discussion about the inevitability of capitalist globalization, J. K. Gibson-Graham presented a groundbreaking argument for envisioning alternative economies. This new edition includes an introduction in which the authors address critical responses to The End of Capitalism and outline the economic research and activism they have been engaged in since the book was first published.