Community Economics and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Abstract - EN

Community Economies (CE) is a key term in the growing interdisciplinary subfield of diverse economies (DE) scholarship, a perspective that continually grew from the pioneering feminist political economy and economic geography scholarship of J.K. Gibson-Graham (2006). It defines ‘community’ as a space where humans negotiate the terms of our shared coexistence and in which ‘solidarity’ is one possible disposition. CE and DE may offer Social and Solidarity Economies (SSEs) three important contributions: 1) an open and pluralist concept of both economy and community where humans negotiate the terms of our interdependence; 2) an appreciation for how these negotiations respond to different conditions and places producing different SSEs; 3) an argument for the necessity of extending solidarity that aligns with the cosmologies of many peoples, but has been only recently acknowledged in academic disciplines in depth.