This chapter, written for the Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy, introduces the two primary theoretical traditions that have shaped diverse and community economies research and practice: anti-essentialist Marxian political economy and feminist poststructuralism. The chapter discusses the contribution of these two traditions highlighted how they have shaped the diverse economies and community economies approach. The chapter also includes a discussion of the ever-evolving practice of making community economies and some research directions for a political economy of possibility.
Jenny Cameron and J.K. Gibson-Graham, 2022 (forthcoming). The Diverse Economies Approach. In Frank Stilwell, David Primrose and Tim B. Thornton (eds), Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy, Chapter 23, Edward Elgar