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Building Dignified Worlds: Geographies of Collective Action

Gerda Roelvink


This book explores the question of how contemporary collectives are creating diverse, new forms of creative economies that arrange diverse peoples, animals, natural environments, technologies and others around economic concerns. Like older forms of left association, these collectives seek to bring about change. They do so, however, not by working to overthrow and replace an underlying capitalist ‘system’ with an equally totalising alternative like socialism, but by experimenting with and inventing diverse new forms of economic life in the present. This book examines how economic concerns are f ... More

Keywords: diverse economies, economic ethics, economic transformation, social movements, world social forum, economy documentaries, affect, ecology-economy relations, actor network theory, markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816676170
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerda Roelvink, author
University of Western Sydney