Social transformation and postcapitalist possibility : Emerging dialogues between practice theory and diverse economies

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SCHMID Benedikt SMITH Thomas

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Progress in Human Geography
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Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Web https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0309132520905642
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132520905642
Keywords diverse economies; materiality; postcapitalism; power; practice theory; scale
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Description While practice theories and diverse economy approaches are widely employed by human geographers, the two literatures have developed in parallel, rather than in dialogue. This article argues that this has constrained understandings of postcapitalist social change and traces an emerging theoretical conversation between these traditions. It outlines the potential of scholarly engagement with what we term ‘diverse practices’, especially when discussing the scalar possibilities and constraints of community activism. By grounding diverse economic scholarship in practice-theoretical conceptions of power, politics, and scale, the article proposes a materialisation of postcapitalist possibility and explores the barriers and facilitators of transformative geographies.
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