Communities summer 2017 — Economics in Cooperative Culture

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Communities Magazine — Summer 2017
Economics in Cooperative Culture
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Economics in Cooperative Culture—Issue #175

Our latest Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!

Economics in cooperative culture—the focus of our Summer issue—is expressed in myriad forms. From cohousing developments to gift-economy activist camps, from spiritual communities to mobile home parks, from income-sharing communities to intentional neighborhoods, people across a wide range of economic circumstances and approaches are discovering the benefits of cooperative economics. Their stories suggest new ways of “stewarding our home” and transitioning into a more
inclusive and sustainable future.

Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our current issue have been posted in our blog.

Servant Leadership in Cooperative BusinessServant Leadership in Cooperative Business: Stirring It Up at East Wind Nut Butters by Sumner Nichols

An egalitarian community’s General Manager reflects on embodying collective values and ecological sanity in a three-million-dollar-a-year business.

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Community Is the Best MedicineCommunity Is the Best Medicine: A guide to cooperative living on a disability income by Lily Silver

Those living with disabilities have many options for finding community; here are suggestions on where and how to look.

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Living Out a Gift Economy in Community with OthersLiving Out a Gift Economy in Community with Others by Tina Dunn

Putting love into practice can be done even when you have nothing materially.

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Also in This Issue

  • Publisher’s Note—Transforming Economics by Sky Blue
  • Notes from the Editor—“Stewarding Our Home”: a Place for Everyone by Chris Roth
  • Towards a Joyful Economics by Helen Zuman
  • The Gift Economy of Standing Rock by Murphy Robinson
  • Participatory Budgeting in an Income-Sharing Community by Adder Oaks
  • Community as Economic Engine by Laird Schaub
  • Economy, Community, and Place by Lindsay Hagamen
  • A New Economy: Connections of Affection by Helen Iles
  • Towards a Relationship Economy at Port Townsend EcoVillage by Viki Sonntag
  • Home Ownership Is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative! by Janelle Orsi
  • Mobile Home Parks: A Fast and Inexpensive Path to Cohousing by William Noel
  • Business Co-ops as a Prelude to Intentional Community by Werner Kontara
  • Exemplars: An Introduction by Paul Freundlich
  • Economics and Cooperation in Community: The Ultimate Contest by Dan Schultz
  • Let All Money in the World Become Everyone’s Money: Towards a Society Where All People Can Share Money by Yoshifumi Nakano (called Nakanon)
  • Mixing Sociability and Utility: A Recipe for Community Connection by Annie Raser-Rowland
  • An Invitation to Single Men: Consider Cohousing by Carolyn Schlam
  • Sunflower Cohousing en France by Martin Prosser
  • How to Create New Nature Reserves by Dr. Adrian Cooper
  • Creating Cooperative Culture—Together Resilient: Why This Book? Thoughts on Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Sky Blue


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Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America – from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes. Communities now also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods, with enhanced coverage of international communities as well. We explore the joys and challenges of cooperation in its many dimensions.

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