Economic Becoming

…the Economy no longer requires people…

…The view that the regional economy is defined purely or primarily by its energy resources prevails, but it is exclusion from this instrumental vision that is today’s subjection. What might this mean for the subject now deprived of economic citizenship? Might this interruption caused by exclusion from a dominant economic calculus liberate new subjectivities and alternative forms of economic being?…

…we need a discourse of economy to supplant the one that has still has purchase in [Appalachia], yet excludes its subjects from active economic citizenship….

…A political project of economic becoming will require an imaginary in which economic possibility is plural and diverse…

-J.K. Gibson-Graham

From: Gibson-Graham, J.K. (2006). A Postcapitalist Politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 51.


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