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Author Gold, Lorna.

Title The sharing economy : solidarity networks transforming globalisation / Lorna Gold
Published Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2004]


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Description x, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Series Ashgate economic geography series
Ashgate economic geography series.
Contents In search of alternative economic geographies -- The place of religion in economic geography -- An emerging global community : the Focolare Movement -- An alternative economic vision -- The evolution of the economy of communion -- Spirituality and the economy of communion businesses -- Transforming business space -- Making space for sharing: local-global networks -- Rethinking culture and economy : lessons from the EOC -- Challenging perceptions of justice : the needs of "distant strangers" -- Postscript : from "grassroots" to "global"
Summary "This book examines the origins and experience of a radical alternative to the current globalised economy. The Economy of Communion, which started within the Focolare movement in Brazil in 1991, involves some 800 businesses and civil society organisations in a global network of solidarity, building a vibrant global community in which the values of sharing, caring and justice flourish. In this absorbing book, the author uncovers the historical and philosophical origins of this fascinating, yet virtually unknown global community. Drawing on the varied experiences of business and community leader from around the globe, and from brazil and Italy in particular, the book examines the potential of this emerging alternative economic geography to offer a new vision of globalisation." -- BACK COVER
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Glasgow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-213) and index
Subject Focolare Movement.
Economic geography.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Space in economics.
Economics -- Religious aspects.
Capitalism -- Social aspects.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects.
Business networks.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
LC no. 2004002440
ISBN 0754633454 alkaline paper