Economic Geographies Otherwise

Economic geographers have a long history of breaking out of the boxes of established thought and practice. These restless and often disruptive impulses are associated with new empirical insights as well as theoretical and methodological innovation. They may also be tied to efforts to reconfigure or reinvent disciplinary relevance for economic and political actors, including students. Interventions are often exciting intellectually and politically, but may also be disruptive in disciplinary terms. They can break open shackles of thought and action, open-up opportunities for different groups of scholars to confront the centrality of economy in geography, quietly reshape established trajectories, or flash and burn. This thematic track is open to economic geographers of all stripes, especially those concerned with heterodox and critical modes of research, practice, and theory-building. It may include work that cuts across the topics and approaches identified in other tracks, or which engages different topics and approaches altogether. We welcome individual abstracts or organised sessions that reflect on histories and geographies of knowledge creation within and beyond the discipline, and which draw on approaches and counter-approaches such as decolonising economic geographies, feminist economic geographies, diverse economies, heterodox and critical political economy, community economies, market-making, and poststructural political economy.