Economy as Ecological Livelihood

J.K. Gibson-Graham
Ethan Miller

This book chapter challenges the conventional separations between "economy" and "ecology," proposing instead a perspective of "ecological livelihoods" in which sustenance is understood as an always-collective process of ethical negotiation involving humans and myriad living others. Drawing on and modifying Gibson-Graham's previous work on "ethical coordinates," we suggest some glimmers of what an ethical economics in an acknowledged more-than-human world might look like.

Suggested citation

Gibson-Graham, J.K. and E. Miller. 2015. "Economy as Ecological Livelihood" in K. Gibson, D. B. Rose, and R. Fincher (Eds). Manifesto for the Living in the Anthropocene. Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Books. pp. 7-16.