Take Back the Economy @ The Commons is a radical reading group that aims to support and develop a collective knowledge, politics and vision for a solidarity economy (community wellbeing) in Newcastle. Meeting monthly at The Commons come, learn and share how we can Take Back The Economy together.
Over the course of this year we will be reading ‘Take Back The Economy’ by J K Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy. By developing a collective and collaborative language and politics we hope to support individual and collective initiatives that are seeking to create more just and ethical economies.
Reading Group Dates:
26th May – Intro and Reframing Economy
16th June – Take Back Work
21st July – Meet the Author Q&A session
18th August – Take Back Business
15th September – Take Back the Market
20th October – Take Back Property
17th November – Take Back Finance
15th December – Conclusion: Any Time…
Interested in getting involved? Join the discussion in the Take Back the Economy Reading Group Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/800677580066961/?ref=bookmarks Or come along to a reading group. Stay up to date with the latest reading group events at www.facebook.com/thecommonscafe .
Accessing the book:
There will be copies of the book to borrow through The Commons and a copy of Chapter 2 is currently available to read while you are at The Commons.
The book can be bought online here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Take-Back-the-Economy/9780816676071 or through your local independent book store.
The book is accessible via Newcastle University catalogue http://library.newcastle.edu.au/record=b3387456~S16 if you are a staff or student member.
The Take Back The Economy book website can be found here: http://takebackeconomy.net
For more information about the work of JK Gibson-Graham and others on reframing the economy and creating solidarity economies click here: http://www.communityeconomies.org/Home
Key issues and ideas pertaining to the Solidarity Economy can be found here: http://www.communityeconomies.org/site/assets/media/Ethan_Miller/Miller_Solidarity_Economy_Key_Issues_2010.pdf