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The Resource Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, Manuel Castells, (electronic book /)

Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, Manuel Castells, (electronic book /)

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Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis
Title
Another economy is possible
Title remainder
culture and economy in a time of crisis
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Castells
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Analysis of radical alternative models of organisation, challenging the dominance of neoliberal financial capitalism. The author is one of the world's most cited social scientists.
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  • StDuBDS
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1942-
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Castells, Manuel
Dewey number
338.542
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB3722
LC item number
.A55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Financial crises
  • Economics
Summary expansion
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. A number of 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. Other innovations included the creation of cryptographic virtual currencies, epitomized by bitcoin, which blended a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with information technology to provide an alternative to standard forms of currency. On the 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 diversity 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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specialized
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Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, Manuel Castells, (electronic book /)
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
<li>Introduction</li> <li>Chapter 1 Economy Is Culture, Sarah Banet-Weiser and Manuel Castells</li> <li>Chapter 2 Economics Without Growth, Giorgos Kallis</li> <li>Chapter 3 Analysis of Worldwide Community Economies for Sustainable Local Development, Sviatlana Hlebik</li> <li>Chapter 4 Blockchain Dreams: Imagining Techno-economic Alternatives After Bitcoin, Lana Swartz</li> <li>Chapter 5 Consumer Financial Services in the US: Why Banks May Not Be the Answer, Lisa Servon</li> <li>Chapter 6 Commoning Against the Crisis, Angelos Varvarousis and Giorgos Kallis</li> <li>Chapter 7 Alternative Economic Practices in Barcelona: Surviving the Crisis, Reinventing Life, Manuel Castells and Sviatlana Hlebik</li> <li>Chapter 8 Imagining and Making Alternative Futures: Slow Cities as Sites for Anticipation and Trust, Sarah Pink and Kirsten Seale</li> <li>Conclusion, Manuel Castells</li>
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AH32038432
Extent
240 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781509517220
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis, Manuel Castells, (electronic book /)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<li>Introduction</li> <li>Chapter 1 Economy Is Culture, Sarah Banet-Weiser and Manuel Castells</li> <li>Chapter 2 Economics Without Growth, Giorgos Kallis</li> <li>Chapter 3 Analysis of Worldwide Community Economies for Sustainable Local Development, Sviatlana Hlebik</li> <li>Chapter 4 Blockchain Dreams: Imagining Techno-economic Alternatives After Bitcoin, Lana Swartz</li> <li>Chapter 5 Consumer Financial Services in the US: Why Banks May Not Be the Answer, Lisa Servon</li> <li>Chapter 6 Commoning Against the Crisis, Angelos Varvarousis and Giorgos Kallis</li> <li>Chapter 7 Alternative Economic Practices in Barcelona: Surviving the Crisis, Reinventing Life, Manuel Castells and Sviatlana Hlebik</li> <li>Chapter 8 Imagining and Making Alternative Futures: Slow Cities as Sites for Anticipation and Trust, Sarah Pink and Kirsten Seale</li> <li>Conclusion, Manuel Castells</li>
Control code
AH32038432
Extent
240 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781509517220
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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