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…
A new teaching resource is now available on the Community Economies website.
Dr Istvan Rado from Thammasat University, Thailand, has written a guide that provides a step-by-step process for teaching undergraduates about diverse economies and action research.
It is based on two courses taught as part…
On Thursday October 31 2019, the CERN Latin American Regional held a meeting to discuss the work of Alison Guzman, Ignacio Krell and Fernando Quilaqueo from MAPLE CHILE.
This was a zoom-supported meeting in which people participated from Chiapas, México; Villarrica, Chile;…
On October 22, The Bamboo Bridge, had its world premiere screening at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival in Sydney, and was awarded a Special Mention in the category of Best Australian Documentary.
The film was directed by Juan Francisco Salazar, Katherine Gibson was Executive Producer, and Isaac Lyne was Location Producer and conducted much of the background research.
Every dry season, a 1.5km bamboo bridge is…
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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?
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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