Community Economies

Karen Werner

Contact Details:

Karen Werner

Goddard College

Plainfield, VT 05667

Karen.Werner (at) Goddard.edu

 

Qualifications

Ph.D. Brandeis University (Sociology)

M.Ed. Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Human Development & Psychology)

B.A. Brown University (Independent: Anthro-Community Health-Semiotics)

Research Areas:

Banks and Credit Unions

Alternative Currencies and Money

Post-Capitalist Spirituality

Auto-Ethnography and Political-Economic Subjectivity

Digitial Storytelling as Intimate Methodology and Practice

Climate Change Narratives

Publications

Book Review of Money and Liberation: The Micropolitics of Alternative Currency Movements

Karen Werner

This review of Peter North's analysis of international alternative currency movements includes a critique from the perspective of community economies theory. 

Werner, Karen. 2009. Book Review of Money and Liberation: The Micropolitics of Alternative Currency Movements by Peter North, American Journal of Sociology. 114(5), 1585–7.

Understanding and Reclaiming Money Creation: Our Experiences Creating the North Quabbin Timebank

Karen Werner

This paper addresses three topics: an easy-to-understand review of money and complementary currencies; five steps for implementing a complementary currency; and the value of complementary currencies in theory and practice.


Werner, Karen. 2008. Understanding and Reclaiming Money Creation: Our Experiences Creating the North Quabbin Timebank, Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet, edited by the Solidarity Economy Work Group, conference proceedings from the U.S. Social Forum, pp. 139-154.

Book Review of A Post-Capitalist Politics by J.K. Gibson-Graham

Karen Werner

A book review about J.K. Gibson-Graham's A Post-Capitalist Politics in Critical Sociology.

Werner, Karen. 2007. Book Review of A Post-Capitalist Politics by J.K. Gibson-Graham. Critical Sociology. (33), 357–358.