Local Possibilities began after Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld visted Hartwick College. Rudi and I have been research collaborators and are co-authors of Fast, Easy, and In Cash: Artisan Hardship and Hope in the Global Economy (University of Chicago Press, October 2015). We have been exploring the resurgence of place-based economy, for artisans and also for local food and community supported agriculture.
Local Possibilities is also an attempt to take account of how community economies can be sensitive to issues of environment and ecology. It is inspired by anthropological approaches and is a companion to my blogging efforts at Living Anthropologically and Anthropology Report. This blog dives into local politics and local events.
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