An Economic Ethics for the Anthropocene
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
© 2009 The Authors Journal compilation © 2009 Editorial Board of Antipode.
Volume 41, Issue Supplement s1, pages 320–346, January 2010
How to Cite
Graham, J. K. G. and Roelvink, G. (2010), An Economic Ethics for the Anthropocene. Antipode, 41: 320–346. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2009.00728.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
- community economies;
- hybrid research collective;
Abstract: Over Antipode's 40 years our role as academics has dramatically changed. We have been pushed to adopt the stance of experimental researchers open to what can be learned from current events and to recognize our role in bringing new realities into being. Faced with the daunting prospect of global warming and the apparent stalemate in the formal political sphere, this essay explores how human beings are transformed by, and transformative of, the world in which we find ourselves. We place the hybrid research collective at the center of transformative change. Drawing on the sociology of science we frame research as a process of learning involving a collective of human and more-than-human actants—a process of co-transformation that re/constitutes the world. From this vision of how things change, the essay begins to develop an “economic ethics for the Anthropocene”, documenting ethical practices of economy that involve the being-in-common of humans and the more-than-human world. We hope to stimulate academic interest in expanding and multiplying hybrid research collectives that participate in changing worlds.