Unsettled Ontologies and Capitalist Spirits


Radical geographical practice is often about finding “wiggle room”. Wiggle room is a sensibility that recognises that the context of the theoretical or political intervention affects how people theorise. In radical geographical work, such wiggling involves carefully mapping cramped spaces and their histories, to understand the structuring logics, but also the disarticulations and contingencies and room for movement. This chapter presents some promising approaches to wiggling towards other futures. J. K. Gibson‐Graham have worked with feminist and poststructural critiques to reimagine capitalism as a set of practices rather than a systematic concentration of power in a closed system, practices that coexist with other non‐capitalist economic activities. Drawing from queer Indigenous scholars and their own praxis, Sarah Hunt and Cindy Holmes animate and verbify theory. They insist on decolonising and queering as central practices to unsettling “White settler colonialism and the colonial and gender categories it relies on”.