A research report on just and sustainable manufacturing in Australia, Beyond Business as Usual: A 21st Century Culture of Manufacturing in Australia, by Katherine Gibson,…
Katharine McKinnon’s recently published book Birthing Work: The Collective Labour of Childbirth explores the highly contested terrain of child birth, and how what happens during a birth is the result of a collective process involving what people do and what things do.
These people and things include the mother and the birthing team, and the…
Lindsay Naylor’s recently published book Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas focuses on the everyday experiences of people who self-identify as peasants (as campesinos and campesinas) and engage…
The Community Economies Institute, with Punti Di Vista, is holding its second summer school, 'Methods for a Postcapitalist Politics', 6 to 12 June 2020, in Bolsena, Italy.
The week long program is an opportunity to engage with the methods and practice of community economies research.
The week includes an in-depth look at the founding concepts and tools of community economies approaches, and an exploration of examples of how…
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This report is based on in-depth research with ten manufacturers. It finds that along with operating dynamic and viable businesses these manufacturers are fostering a culture of just and sustainable manufacturing that is helping to tackle the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
The manufacturers include public corporations and cooperatives, and range from
In the wake of economic and planetary crises, more and more people are reconsidering their role in the economy and wondering what they can do to make it work better for people and the planet. The book, Take Back the Economy, explores what we can do right now, in our own communities, to make a difference. This website is based on the book and includes:
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In the wake of economic crisis on a global scale, more and more people are reconsidering their role in the economy and wondering what they can do to make it work better for humanity and the planet. In this innovative book, J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy contribute complex understandings of economics in practical terms: what can we do right now, in our own communities, to make a difference?
Full of exercises,
This section is a work-in-progress with examples of how Take Back the Economy is being used by activists and groups. Please send us your stories of how you are using it, and any examples of work you can share.
The Catalyst Centre, Deborah Konecny. Deborah has written about her response to reading the first chapters, and her thoughts about how it could be used in conversations and popular education,
This section is a work-in-progress with examples of how Take Back the Economy is being used in undergraduate teaching. Please send us your stories of how you are using it, and any examples of student work you can share.
Dr Cecilia Rio from Towson University, Maryland has used the work from the Community Economies Collective, which underpins Take Back the Economy, in a project in which students collaborated with B-More: Baltimore and