4. Markets

Take Back the Market: Encountering Others

Chapter 4 of Take Back the Economy focuses on the variety of ways that we get the goods and services we need in order to survive.

One way is via markets in which we pay for the goods and services we need. But, as this chapter highlights, there can be many steps between the start of the production process and the end-consumer, with the end-consumer often unaware of social and environmental conditions along the supply chain.

To take back markets we focus on the range of ways that we can connect with others via a diversity of transaction practices.

Taking Back Markets, Chapter 4 Tool

You might find the Chapter 4 Template useful when using this tool.


Extra Resources

If you are teaching Take Back the Economy, you will find materials and extra resources (including films) for this Chapter in the Lectures 7 and 8 section on Teaching TBTE in Hong Kong.

In their article on community-based renewable energy initiatives, Jenny Cameron and Jarra Hicks highlight some of the innovations that these initiatives are making as they operate in the energy market but ‘beyond’ neoliberalism and capitalism. Click here for a copy of this article from Antipode.