Professor Katherine Gibson

Professor Katherine Gibson

PROFESSOR,
Institute for Culture and Society

Biography

Katherine Gibson is an economic geographer with an international reputation for innovative research on economic transformation and over 30 years’ experience of working with communities to build resilient economies.  As  J.K. Gibson-Graham, the collective authorial presence she shares with the late Julie Graham (Professor of Geography,  University of Massachusetts Amherst),  her books include The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy (Blackwell 1996), A Postcapitalist Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities, co-authored with Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

This information has been contributed by Professor Gibson.

Qualifications

  • PhD Clark University

Professional Memberships

  • Association of American Geographers (1979)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society

Contact

Email: K.Gibson@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9712
Mobile:
Location: EM.1.14
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Gibson, K., Cameron, J. and Healy, S. (2013), 'Take back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming our Communities', : University of Minnesota Press 9780816676064.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2011), 'Una Politica Postcapitalista', : Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 9789586651974.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2006), 'A Postcapitalist Politics', : University of Minnesota Press 9780816648030.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2006), 'The End of Capitalism (as We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy', : University of Minnesota Press 9780816648054.

Chapters in Books

  • Gibson, K., Cahill, A. and McKay, D. (2015), 'Diverse economies, ecologies, and ethics : rethinking rural transformation in the Philippines', Making Other Worlds Possible: Performing Diverse Economies, University of Minnesota Press 9780816693283.
  • St. Martin, K., Roelvink, G., Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2015), 'Introduction : an economic politics for our time ', Making Other Worlds Possible: Performing Diverse Economies , University of Minnesota Press 9780816693283.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2014), 'A feminist project of belonging for the Anthropocene', Green Utopianism: Perspectives, Politics and Micro-Practices, Routledge 9780415814447.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Roelvink, G. (2013), 'Social innovation for community economies : how action research creates 'other worlds'', The International Handbook on Social Innovation: Collective Action, Social Learning and Transdisciplinary Research, Edward Elgar 9781849809986.
  • Gibson, K. (2012), 'Diverse economies : performative practices for 'other worlds'', The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, Blackwell Publishing Limited 9781444336801.
  • Gibson, K. and Rossiter, B. (2011), 'Walking and performing 'the city': a Melbourne Chronicle', The New Blackwell Companion to The City, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc 9781405189811.
  • Roelvink, G., Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2010), 'An Economic Ethics for the Anthropocene', The Point Is To Change It: Geographies of Hope and Survival in an Age of Crisis, Wiley Blackwell 9781405198349.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Cameron, J. (2010), 'Community Enterprises: Imagining and Enacting Alternatives to Capitalism', The Ashgage Research Companion to Planning Theory: Conceptual Challenges for Spatial Planning, Ashgage Publishing Limited 9780754672548.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2010), 'Forging Post-development partnerships: possibilities for Local and Regional Development', Handbook of Local and Regional Development, Routledge 9780415548311.
  • Roelvink, G., Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2009), 'Social Innovation for Community Economies', Social Innovation and Territorial Development, Ashgate Publishing 9780754672333.
  • Roelvink, G. and Gibson, K. (2009), 'Building Community-Based Social Enterprises in the Philippines: Diverse Development Pathways', The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity, Zed Books .
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2009), 'Economic imaginaries', Sarah Browne: Irish Pavilion Catalogue, 53rd International Art Biennale, Venice, The Dock 97809553950.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2007), 'Cultivating subjects for a community economy', Politics and Practice in Economic Geography, Sage Publishing 9781412907859.
  • Gibson, K. and Cameron, J. (2005), 'Building community economies in marginalised areas', Community and Local Governance in Australia, UNSW Press 9780868407753.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2005), 'Building community economies: Women and the politics of place', Women and the Politics of Place, Kumarian Press 9781565492073.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2004), 'The economy, stupid!', Reading Economic Geography, Blackwell Publishers 9780631235545.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2004), 'Economy', New Keywords A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, Blackwell Publishers 9780631225690.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2002), 'Beyond global vs. local: economic politics outside the binary frame', Geographies of Power: Placing Scale, Blackwell Publishers 9780631225577.
  • Gibson, K. and Cameron, J. (2002), 'Regional communities reinvent economy', All Change! Gippsland Perspectives on Regional Australia in Transition, Monash Regional Australia Project 9780732621964.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2002), 'Situating migrants in theory: the case of Filipino migrant contract construction workers', Filipinos in Global Migrations: At Home in the World, Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippines Social Science Council 9789718514207.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and O'Neill, P. (2001), 'Exploring a New Class Politics of the Enterprise', Re/presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism, Duke University Press 9780822327202.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Ruccio, D. (2001), ''After' Development: Re-Imagining Economy and Class', Re/presenting Class: Essays in Postmodern Marxism, Duke University Press 9780822327202.

Journal Articles

  • McKinnon, K., Carnegie, M., Gibson, K. and Rowland, C. (2016), '[In Press] Gender equality and economic empowerment in the Solomon Islands and Fiji : a place-based approach', Gender, Place and Culture, .
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2014), 'Rethinking the economy with thick description and weak theory', Current Anthropology, vol 55, no suppl. 9 , pp 147 - 153.
  • Gibson, K. (2014), 'Thinking around what a radical geography 'must be'', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol 4, no 3 , pp 283 - 287.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2014), 'Being the revolution, or, How to live in a 'more-than-capitalist' world threatened with extinction', Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society, vol 26, no 1 , pp 76 - 94.
  • Cameron, J., Gibson, K. and Hill, A. (2014), 'Cultivating hybrid collectives : research methods for enacting community food economies in Australia and the Philippines', Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, vol 19, no 1 , pp 118 - 132.
  • Gibson, K. (2012), 'Economic diversity as a performative ontological project', RCC Perspectives, , pp 17 - 20.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2011), 'A feminist project of belonging for the Anthropocene', Gender, Place and Culture, vol 18, no 1 , pp 1 - 21.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Roelvink, G. (2011), 'The Nitty Gritty of Creating Alternative Economies', Social Alternatives, vol 30, no 1 , pp 29 - 33.
  • Gibson, K., Cahill, A. and Mckay, D. (2010), 'Rethinking the dynamics of rural transformation: performing different development pathways in a Philippines municipality', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol 35, no 2 , pp 237 - 255.
  • Lee, R., Leyshon, A., Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2010), 'Gibson-Graham, J.K. 1996: The end of capitalism (as we knew it): A feminist critique of political economy. oxford: Blackwell', Progress in Human Geography, vol 34, no 1 , pp 117 - 127.
  • Lee, R., Leyshon, A., Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2010), 'Gibson-Graham, J.K. 1996: The end of capitalism (as we knew it): A feminist critique of political economy. oxford: Blackwell', Progress in Human Geography, vol 34, no 1 , pp 117 - 127.
  • Roelvink, G., Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2009), 'A postcapitalist politics of dwelling : ecological humanities and community economies in conversation', Australian Humanities Review, , no 46 .
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Roelvink, G. (2009), 'An economic ethics for the Anthropocene', Antipode, vol 41, no S1 , pp 320 - 346.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2009), 'Other economies are already here! : response to commentaries on A Postcapitalist Politics', Emotion, Space and Society, vol 1, no 2 , pp 155 - 158.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2008), 'Place-based globalism' : a new imaginary of revolution', Rethinking Marxism, vol 20, no 4 , pp 659 - 664.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2008), 'Diverse economies : performative practices for 'other worlds'', Progress in Human Geography, vol 32, no 5 , pp 1 - 20.
  • Gibson, K. and Pretes, M. (2008), 'Openings in the body of 'capitalism' : capital flows and diverse economic possibilities in Kiribati', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol 39, no 3 , pp 381 - 391.
  • Gibson, K., Mckinnon, K. and Malam, L. (2008), 'Critical and hopeful area studies: emerging work in Asia and the Pacific: Introduction to a Special Issue on Critical geographies of the Asia-Pacific', Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol 49, no 3 , pp 273 - 280.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Cameron, J. (2007), 'Community enterprises: Imagining and enacting alternatives to capitalism: Special Issue on Counter Alternatives', Social Alternatives, vol 26, no 1 , pp 20 - 25.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2006), 'Imagining and enacting a post-capitalist feminist economic politics: A response to Hester Eisenstein', Women's Studies Quarterly, vol 34, no 1-2 , pp 72 - 78.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2006), ''Mekan tabanli kuresellesme': Devrim icin yeni bir tahayyul ['Place-based globalism: A new imaginary of revolution' Turkish translation by Hande Kesgin]', Birikim: Aylik Sosyalist Kultur Dergisi, vol 205-506 , pp 52 - 55.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2005), 'Surplus possibilities: postdevelopment and community economies', Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, vol 26, no 1 , pp 4 - 26.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2005), 'Dilemmas of theorizing class', Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture and society, vol 17, no 1 , pp 39 - 44.
  • Gibson, K. and Cameron, J. (2005), 'Participatory action research in a poststructuralist frame', Geoforum, vol 36 , pp 315 - 331.
  • Gibson, K. and Cameron, J. (2005), 'Alternative pathways to community and economic development: The Latrobe Valley Community Partnering Project', Geographical Research, vol 43, no 3 , pp 274 - 285.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2005), 'Traversing the fantasy of sufficiency: A response to Aguilar, Kelly, Laurie and Lawson', Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, vol 26, no 2 , pp 119 - 126.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2004), 'Area studies after post-structuralism', Environment and Planning A, vol 36, no 3 , pp 405 - 419.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2004), 'The violence of development: two political imaginaries', Development: Journal of the Society for International Development, vol 47, no 1 , pp 27 - 34.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2003), 'An ethics of the local', Rethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture and society, vol 15, no 1 , pp 49 - 74.
  • Gibson, K. (2003), 'Rethinking Marxism in Australia: reflections on the `hills hoist road to socialism'', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol 50 , pp 146 - 152.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2003), 'The impatience of familiarity: A comment on Michael Watts' 'Development and Governmentality'', Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, vol 24, no 1 , pp 35 - 37.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2003), 'Enabling ethical economies: cooperativism and class', Critical Sociology, vol 29, no 2 , pp 123 - 161.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2003), 'Intervenciones posestructurales' [Poststructural Interventions]', Revista Colombiana de Antropologia, [Colombian Journal of Anthropology], vol 38 , pp 261 - 286.
  • Gibson, K., Graham, J. and Cameron, J. (2003), 'Feminising the economy: metaphors, strategies, politics', Gender, Place and Culture, vol 10, no 2 , pp 145 - 157.
  • Gibson, K. (2002), 'Women, identity and activism in Asian and Pacific community economies', Development: Journal of the Society for International Development, vol 45, no 1 , pp 74 - 79.
  • Gibson, K. (2001), 'Community Economies Collective 2001 'Imagining and enacting non capitalist futures'', Socialist Review, vol 28, no 3-4 , pp 93 - 153.
  • Gibson, K. and Cameron, J. (2001), 'Transforming communities', Urban Policy and Research, vol 19, no 1 , pp 7 - 24.
  • Gibson, K. and Graham, J. (2001), 'Class enchantment', Theory and Event, vol 5 , pp 3 - 3.
  • Gibson, K. (2001), 'Regional subjection and becoming', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol 19, no 6 , pp 639 - 667.
  • Gibson, K., Law, L. and Mckay, D. (2001), 'Beyond heroes and victims: Filipina contract migrants, economic activism and class transformation', International Feminist Journal of Politics, vol 3, no 3 , pp 365 - 386.

Research

Current Projects

Title: Strengthening economic resilience in Monsoon Asia
Years: 2015-03-05 - 2018-03-04
ID: P00022094
Western Researchers: Katherine Gibson
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Reconfiguring the enterprise: shifting manufacturing culture in Australia
Years: 2016-02-25 - 2019-02-24
ID: P00022567
Western Researchers: Katherine Gibson and Stephen Healy
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Previous Projects

Title: Rebuilding livelihoods to meet the challenges of climate change in post-crisis communities
Years: 2014-09-15 - 2015-03-30
ID: P00022280
Western Researchers: Katherine Gibson
Funding:
  • International Social Science Council
Title: Rethinking economy, ecological responsibility and ethical practice
Years: 2009-09-11 - 2012-09-10
ID: P00017317
Western Researchers: Katherine Gibson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Ethics for Living in the Anthropocene
Years: 2010-02-07 - 2010-02-10
ID: P00017520
Western Researchers: Katherine Gibson
Funding:
  • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Title: Measuring gender equality outcomes of economic growth in the Pacific: working with communities to develop indicators that monitor change
Years: 2010-02-16 - 2012-09-28
ID: P00017618
Western Researchers: Katherine Gibson and Gerda Roelvink
Funding:
  • Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) (ACRG)

Supervision

Professor Gibson is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Imagining Equitable Futures: Feminist Economic Activsim Across the Diverse Economy
Field of Research:
Title: Social Enterprise - Practice and Theory
Field of Research:
Title: State Preservation and Promotion of Tokelavan Cultural Identity Within New Zealand
Field of Research:
Title: Social Enterprise - Practice and Theory
Field of Research:
Title: Challenges and Possibilities of Transitional Justice Narrative
Field of Research:
Title: Distributed Agency, Land Ethics and Multi-Species Community Economies. Social Structures that Support the Beneficial 'Labour' of Soil Microorganisms in Agriculture
Field of Research:
Title: Imagining Equitable Futures: Feminist Economic Activism Across the Diverse Economy
Field of Research:

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