Assembling community economies
This article advances a framework for the study of community economies as assemblages constituted and shaped by three primary dynamics: relations, resources and constraints, and processes of stabilization and destabilization. Drawing on diverse and community economies scholarship, assemblage theory and actor-network theory, we develop a framework that will contribute significantly to understandings of the emergence of community economies and the strategies that make them more resilient and sustainable. The conceptual framework is illustrated through a case study from Turkey’s Kurdish region – a women’s cooperative that remained resilient in the face of armed conflict and political violence.
Progress in Human Geography
actor-network theory, alternative economies, assemblage theory, community economies, relations, resources and constraints, stabilization and destabilization
Turker, Kaner Atakan and Murphy, James T., "Assembling community economies" (2021). Geography. 385.