Conceptualizing Value Across Diverse Geographies of Economic Practice

The creation, enhancement and capture of value are central processes in contemporary approaches to understanding the global economy, including Global Production Networks, although the theorization of value in such frameworks has been underdeveloped. Parallel to this, but almost entirely separately, the concept of value, and the generation and circulation of surplus,has also underpinned diverse/community economies perspectives that focus on practices of reproduction, commoning and non-capitalist economic practices. In this seminar, I will attempt to draw upon both of these approaches to explore how they might each contribute to a more developed theory of value.