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Building Community Economies: Women and the Politics of Place

  • J. K. Gibson-Graham

Abstract

Women and the Politics of Place (WPP) is a project of narrating and theorizing a globally emergent form of localized politics — one that is largely of if not necessarily for women — with the goal of bringing this politics into a new stage of being. What is truly distinctive about WPP is the vision of a place-based yet at the same time global movement (Osterweil 2004). Indeed this distinctive vision is what first attracted us to the project, for we were already imagining and fostering an economic politics with the same locally rooted yet globally extensive structure. Rather than ‘waiting for the revolution’ to transform a global economy and governance system at the world scale, we were engaging with others to transform local economies here and now, in an everyday ethical and political practice of constructing ‘community economies’ in the face of globalization.

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Community Economy Unemployed Worker Asian Development Bank Surplus Labour Saving Group 
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