The Handbook of Diverse Economies
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The Handbook of Diverse Economies

Edited by J. K. Gibson-Graham and Kelly Dombroski

Economic diversity abounds in a more-than-capitalist world, from worker-recuperated cooperatives and anti-mafia social enterprises to caring labour and the work of Earth Others, from fair trade and social procurement to community land trusts, free universities and Islamic finance. The Handbook of Diverse Economies presents research that inventories economic difference as a prelude to building ethical ways of living on our dangerously degraded planet. With contributing authors from twenty countries, it presents new thinking around subjectivity and methodology as strategies for making other worlds possible.
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Chapter 51: Translating diverse economies in the Anglocene

Tuomo Alhojärvi and Pieta Hyvärinen


Reclaiming and resignifying economic language is a strategy for constructing sites for ethical and political possibility in the diverse economies framework. As the framework travels across geographical boundaries and evolves in different contexts, the question of language increasingly concerns also translation and differences between languages. Fostering linguistic diversity alongside economic and ecological diversity is especially relevant regarding the current hegemony of English language in research and activism and its historical expansion hand in hand with modernization, the development of capitalist relations and the prevalence of capitalocentric economic language. This chapter draws from experiences of a project translating Take Back the Economy (J.K. Gibson-Graham Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy 2013) into Finnish. The analysis of negotiations and decisions pertaining to translation explores possibilities of generating ethical-political openings in between linguistic contexts. Also, it highlights the troubles inhering in work at the intersections of different languages.

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