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Alternative Americas: An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture
Loomis, Mildred J.
A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
Building Economic Alternatives
Moffatt, Gary
Moffatt outlines many currently practiced methods of creating an alternative economy.
Catch your dreams - utopia is possible!: While Marinaleda has its flaws, it reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.
Barrington-Bush, Liam; Wilton, Jen
Amid Spain's general depression, Marinaleda - an Andalucian town sometimes dubbed the 'communist utopia' - is bucking the moribund trend with a heady mixture of direct action, community-level democrac...
Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
Nembhard, Jessica Gordon
In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.
Fanshen: Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village
Hinton, William
William Hinton's work is a marvelous and revealing look into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition and modernity have had both a complementary and caustic relationship since the Chinese Com...
From Prince to Rebel: Peter Kropotkin
Woodcock, George; Avakumociv, Ivan
A bigraphy of the anarchist intellectual Peter Kropotkin.
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
Kropokin on Mutual Aid - Review
Mattick, Paul
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
Kropotkin, Peter
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 19, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Reinventing power: People take control: New Internationalist September 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A look at democracy and power in countries including Mexico, South Africa and Thailand.
Rosa Luxemburg on the Socialist Civic Virtues
D'Arcy, Steve
One of Rosa Luxemburg's most striking and least well-understood contributions was to draw on the classical "republican" notion of "civic virtue," as a vital part of her analysis of working-class democ...

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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 ...
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Bully for Brontosaurus
Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay
A collection of dicursive essays on natural history.