This is the first sustained discussion of methodological issues in economic geography in the last twenty years. It comprises an extended discussion of qualitative and ethnographic methods; an assessment of quantitative and numerical methods; an examination of post-structuralist and feminist methodologies; an overview of case-study approaches; and an inquiry into the relation between economic geography and other disciplines. With short, accessible, and engaging chapters, this is a critical assessment of qualitative and quantitative methods in economic geography.

Cultivating Subjects for a Community Economy

Cultivating Subjects for a Community Economy

Cultivating subjects for a community economy
J. K.Gibson-Graham

In the local action research projects in which we are awakening and implementing different economic possibilities, we are engaging in ‘a politics of the subject’ (Gibson-Graham 2006). Minimally this means producing something beyond discursively enabled shifts in identity, taking into account the sensational and gravitational experience of embodiment. If to change ourselves is to change our worlds, and if that relationship is reciprocal, then the project of history-making is never distant but right here, on the borders of our sensing, thinking, feeling, moving bodies.

Wary of producing a private language in which to conceive diverse economies, we wanted to converse with people willing to entertain the idea of a different economy. In our research ...

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