By Manuel Castells
This ebook examines the blossoming of leading edge new experiments in organizing paintings and existence that emerged within the wake of the monetary concern: cooperatives, barter networks, moral banking, group currencies, shared time banks, unity networks, sharing of products, non-monetary transactions, etc., experiments that cleared the path for the emergence of a sharing economic climate in all domain names of task orientated towards the pride of human wishes. different ideas integrated the production of cryptographic digital currencies, epitomized by means of bitcoin, which mixed a libertarian, entrepreneurial spirit with details know-how to supply an alternative choice to general types of foreign money. at the foundation of a cross-cultural research of other fiscal practices, this booklet develops a major theoretical argument: that the economic climate, as a human perform, is formed via tradition, and that the range of cultures, as published in a time of situation, implies the potential of varied economies counting on the values and gear relatives that outline financial associations.
This publication should be of serious curiosity to scholars and students in sociology, economics and the social sciences normally, and to somebody who needs to appreciate how our societies and economies are altering today.
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