Solidarity Economy Divided: A Philadelphia Case Study

Craig Borowiak
Stephen Healy
Marianna Pavlovskaya
Maliha Safri

In debates over post-capitalist politics, growing attention has been paid to the solidarity economy (SE), a framework that draws together diverse practices ranging from co-ops to community gardens. Despite proponents’ commitment to inclusion, racial and class divides suffuse the SE movement. Using qualitative fieldwork and an original SE dataset, this article examines the geospatial composition of the SE within the segregated geography of Philadelphia.

Solidarity Economy and Community Development: Emerging Cases in Three Massachusetts Cities

Penn Loh
Boone Shear

Solidarity Economy is a movement that can build power within and across scales and win supportive policy and public resources. Using the development of SE in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, Massachusetts as examples, the article discusses the possibilities and challenges for SE projects to negotiate across differing values and politics, racial and class divides, and the challenge of accessing startup capital and building finance.

Other Economies Are Possible

Ethan Miller

Discussion of the history and concept of 'solidarity economy" and possible implementations in the U.S. context.