The Dictionary of Alternatives

Utopianism and Organization

Martin Parker, Valérie Fournier, and Patrick Reedy

The Dictionary of Alternatives

Martin Parker, Valérie Fournier, and Patrick Reedy

Distributed for Zed Books

352 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875 | © 2007  
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842773338 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only
'There is no alternative to free market liberalism and managerialism', is the orthodoxy of the twenty-first century. All too often, ordinary people across the world are being told that the problem of organization is already solved, or that it is being solved somewhere else, or that it need not concern them because they have no choices. This dictionary provides those who disagree with the evidence. 

Using hundreds of entries and cross-references, it proves that there are many alternatives to the way that we currently organize ourselves. These alternatives could be expressed as fictional utopias, they could be excavated from the past, or they could be described in terms of the contemporary politics of anti-corporate protest, environmentalism, feminism and localism. 

Part reference work, part source book, and part polemic, this dictionary provides a rich understanding of the ways in which fiction, history and today's politics provide different ways of thinking about how we can and should organize for the coming century. 
Contents
Introduction
 
ABBEY OF THELEME
AGORA
ALTERNATIVE GEOPOLITICS
AMAZONS
AMERICA
AMISH
ANABAPTISTS
ANARCHISM
ANTI-CAPITALISM
APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
ARCADIA
ARTS AND CRAFTS
ATLANTIS
ATTAC
AUROVILLE
AUTO-DIDACTISM
AUTONOMIA
 
BAKUNIN, MIKHAIL
BALL, JOHN
BARTERING
BATTLE OF SEATTLE
BLAC(K) BLOC
BLAKE, WILLIAM
BOOKCHIN, MURRAY
BOURNVILLE
BRAY, JOHN FRANCIS
BRETHREN OF THE FREE SPIRIT
BROOK FARM
BUREAUCRACY
 
CAPTAIN SWING
CARNIVAL
CATHARS
CENTRI SOCIALI
CHIPKO MOVEMENT
CHRISTIANIA
CHRISTIANOPOLIS
CITY OF THE SUN
CITY STATE
COCKAIGNE
COLLECTIVISM
COMMONS
COMMONWEALTH
COMMUNE
COMMUNISM
COMMUNITARIANISM
COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY GARDENS
COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
COOPERATIVES
COOPERATIVE CITY
CREDIT UNIONS
CRYSTAL WATERS
CUBA
CULT
 
DECROISSANCE/ DEGROWTH
DEEP ECOLOGY
DEMOCRACY
DIGGERS
DIRECT ACTION
DISOBBEDIENTI
DISPOSSESSED, THE
DISSENTERS
DISSENTING ACADEMIES
DYSTOPIA
 
ECOFEMINISM
ECOTOPIA
ECOVILLAGES
EDEN
EL DORADO
EMPOWERMENT
ENVIRONMENTALISM
EREWHON
ESOP
 
FAIR TRADE
FARMERS’ MARKETS
FASCISM
FEDERALISM
FEMINISM
FEMINIST UTOPIAS
FINDHORN
FOCOLARE
FOURIER, CHARLES
FREELAND
FREE SCHOOLS
FREE STATE PROJECT
FREIRE, PAULO
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES
 
GANDHI
GARDEN CITIES
GODWIN, WILLIAM
GOLDEN AGE
GOLDMAN, EMMA
GRAMEEN BANK
GRASSROOTS
GUERILLA
GUILDS
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
 
HAYDEN, DOLORES
HERLAND
 
ILLICH, IVAN
INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY
INDYMEDIA  (INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTRE)
INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY
INTERNATIONALS
ISLAMIC FINANCE
ISLAND
ISLE OF PINES
 
JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP
 
KALMAR
KIBBUTZ
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ON EARTH
KROPOTKIN, PETER
 
LE CORBUSIER
LENIN, VLADIMIR ILYICH
LETS
LEVELLERS
LIBERALISM
LLANO DEL RIO
LOCALIZATION
LOOKING BACKWARD
LUDDITES
LUXEMBURG, ROSA
 
MANAGEMENT
MAO TSE-TUNG
MARKETS
MARX, KARL
MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
MECHANICS’ INSTITUTES and MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETIES
MILLENARIANISM
MONASTICISM
MONDRAGÒN
MST
MULTITUDE
MUTUALISM
 
NETWORK
NEW ATLANTIS
NEW DISCOVERY OF TERRA INCOGNITA AUSTRALIS
NEW JERUSALEM
NEW LANARK
NEW MODEL ARMY
NEWS FROM NOWHERE
NON-CONFORMISM
NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE
NOZICK, ROBERT
 
OCEANA
ONEIDA
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
OWEN, ROBERT
 
PARADISE
PARIS COMMUNE
PEASANTS’ REVOLT
PERMACULTURE
PIRATE UTOPIA
PLUTARCH
POLIS
PORTO ALEGRE
PORT SUNLIGHT
PROTECTIONISM
PROUDHON, PIERRE-JOSEPH
 
QUAKERS
QUALITY OF WORKING LIFE
 
RAND, AYN
RANTERS
RAWLS, JOHN
REPUBLIC, THE
REVOLUTION
ROBINSON CRUSOE
ROCHDALE PIONEERS
ROMANTICISM
ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES
RUSKIN, JOHN
 
SADE, MARQUIS DE
SAINT-SIMON, CLAUDE-HENRI DE ROUVOY, COMTE DE
SALTAIRE
SCHUMACHER, ERNST
SCIENCE FICTION
SCOTT BADER COMMONWEALTH
SECRET SOCIETIES
SELF-SUFFICIENCY
SHAKERS
SHANGRI-LA
SITUATIONIST
SLOW FOOD
SMALLNESS
SMALL STATES
SMITH, ADAM
SOCIAL CAPITAL
SOCIAL ECOLOGY
SOCIAL ECONOMY
SOCIALISM
SOVIETS
SOVIET UNION
SPANISH ANARCHIST MILITIAS
SQUATTING
STIRNER, MAX
SUBSISTENCE WORK
SUMA
SUMMERHILL
SUPPLEMENT TO BOUGAINVILLE’S VOYAGE
SUSTAINABILITY
SYNDICALISM
 
TERRORISM
THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES
TIME BANKS
TOLSTOY
TOWER COLLIERY
TRADE UNIONS
TRAVELLERS
TWIN OAKS
 
UTOPIA
 
VIA CAMPESINA
VILLAGES
VOYAGE TO ICARIA
 
WALDEN
WALDEN TWO
WELLS, HERBERT GEORGE
WIKIPEDIA
WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME
WORKER SELF-MANAGEMENT
WORLD SOCIAL FORUM
 
ZAK?T
ZAPATISTAS
 
Further Reading
Index
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