Economics in Cooperative Culture – Communities magazine summer issue

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

Our new Communities issue on Economics in Cooperative Culture was mailed to subscribers on June 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today!

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.

Economics in Cooperative Culture ContentsEconomics in Cooperative Culture, #175 Contents by Chris Roth

Economics in cooperative culture—the focus of our Summer issue—is expressed in myriad forms.

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Towards a Joyful EconomicsTowards a Joyful Economics by Helen Zuman

From Gift Circles in Brooklyn to the sharing economy at an ecovillage-based collective house, the author explores practical applications of Sacred Economics.

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The Gift Economy of Standing RockThe Gift Economy of Standing Rock by Murphy Robinson

The principles of indigenous culture informed the Water Protectors’ camps: generosity, compassion, and collective survival took precedence.

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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
  • Participatory Budgeting in an Income-Sharing Community by Adder Oaks
  • Servant Leadership in Cooperative Business: Stirring It Up at East Wind Nut Butters by Sumner Nichols
  • 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
  • Community Is the Best Medicine: A guide to cooperative living on a disability income by Lily Silver
  • Exemplars: An Introduction by Paul Freundlich
  • Living Out a Gift Economy in Community with Others by Tina Dunn (with input from others in the Jesus Christian community)
  • 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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