- Contact Details:
Plainfield, VT 05667
Karen.Werner (at) Goddard.edu
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
Auto-Ethnography and Political-Economic Subjectivity
Digitial Storytelling as Intimate Methodology and Practice
Climate Change Narratives
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.
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.
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.