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The Resource Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, [edited by] Manuel Castells [and 8 others]

Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, [edited by] Manuel Castells [and 8 others]

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Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis
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Another economy is possible
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culture and economy in a time of crisis
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[edited by] Manuel Castells [and 8 others]
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eng
Summary
Throughout the Western world, governments and financial elites responded to the financial crisis of 2008 by trying to restore the conditions of business as usual, but the economic, social, and human damage inflicted by the crisis has given rise to a reconsideration of the inevitability of unfettered capitalism as a fact of life. Various economic practices and organizations emerged in Europe and the United States that embodied alternative values: the value of life over the value of money; the effectiveness of cooperation over cut-throat competition; the social responsibility of corporations and responsible regulation by governments over the short-term speculative strategies that brought the economy to the brink of catastrophe. This book examines the blossoming of innovative new experiments in organizing work and life that emerged in the wake of the financial crisis: cooperatives, barter networks, ethical banking, community currencies, shared time banks, solidarity networks, sharing of goods, non-monetary transactions, etc; experiments that paved the way for the emergence of a sharing economy in all domains of activity oriented toward the satisfaction of human needs. On a basis of a cross-cultural analysis of alternative economic practices, this book develops an important theoretical argument: that the economy, as a human practice, is shaped by culture, and that the diveristy of cultures, as revealed in a time of crisis, implies the possibility of different economies depending on the values and power relations that define economic institutions. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, economics and the social sciences generally, and to anyone who wishes to understand how our societies and economies are changing today.--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1942-
  • 1966-
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  • Castells, Manuel
  • Banet-Weiser, Sarah
  • Hlebik, Sviatlana
  • Kallis, Giorgos
  • Pink, Sarah
  • Seale, Kirsten
  • Servon, Lisa J.
  • Swartz, Lana
  • Varvarousis, Angelos
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  • Financial crises
  • Economics
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Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, [edited by] Manuel Castells [and 8 others]
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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txt
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Contents
Introduction / Manuel Castells -- Economy is culture / Sarah Banet-Weiser and Manuel Castells -- Economics without growth / Giorgos Kallis -- Analysis of worldwide community economies for sustainable local development / Sviatlana Hlebik -- Blockchain dreams : imagining techno-economic alternatives after bitcoin / Lana Swartz -- Consumer financial services in the US : why banks may not be the answer / Lisa J. Servon -- Commoning against the crisis / Angelos Varvarousis and Giorgos Kallis -- Alternative economic practices in Barcelona : surviving the crisis, reinventing life / Manuel Castells and Sviatlana Hlebik -- Imagining and making alternative futures : slow cities as sites for anticipation and trust / Sarah Pink and Kirsten Seale -- Conclusion / Manuel Castells
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ocn961801367
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23 cm
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xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781509517206
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)961801367
Label
Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, [edited by] Manuel Castells [and 8 others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Manuel Castells -- Economy is culture / Sarah Banet-Weiser and Manuel Castells -- Economics without growth / Giorgos Kallis -- Analysis of worldwide community economies for sustainable local development / Sviatlana Hlebik -- Blockchain dreams : imagining techno-economic alternatives after bitcoin / Lana Swartz -- Consumer financial services in the US : why banks may not be the answer / Lisa J. Servon -- Commoning against the crisis / Angelos Varvarousis and Giorgos Kallis -- Alternative economic practices in Barcelona : surviving the crisis, reinventing life / Manuel Castells and Sviatlana Hlebik -- Imagining and making alternative futures : slow cities as sites for anticipation and trust / Sarah Pink and Kirsten Seale -- Conclusion / Manuel Castells
Control code
ocn961801367
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781509517206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961801367

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