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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Pellegrin-Rescia, Marie L.
'Social' as metaphor and the case of cooperatives.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2005
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Marie L Pellegrin-Rescia; Yair Levi
|Description:||xvii, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The thinking-talking human being and his categories of thought --
The speaking-acting subject and the symbolic register --
The speaking-acting individual and the imaginary of the social field --
Interdependence and places of wandering : a history of places and bonds --
Symbolic delimitation versus imaginary bonds --
Anthropological debt versus imaginary work places --
Readiness to lose versus imaginary places of production --
Images, myths and stereotypes --
Origins and constituent elements --
Tensions and inconsistencies --
Interpreting the socio-economic duality --
Paradoxes of cooperatives --
The case studies --
What have we learned from cooperatives? --
Summary and conclusions --
Thinking 'nestedness' as a system of constituent rules --
Thinking the political with the categories of the symbolic : the example of South Africa --
Thinking the virtual more real than reality : the Città Aperta of Sicily --
|Responsibility:||Marie L. Pellegrin-Rescia and Yair Levi.|
"The authors offer a selection of case studies of co-operatives, which are shown to be paradoxical entities in a worldview in which the social exists only as a metaphor for a space concerned with the damage caused by the economic. Through an analysis of experiences in achieving civil accord in South Africa and in establishing a new town in the mountains of Sicily, they offer a new political orientation in a world of uncertainty. In doing so they attempt an answer to one of the most intriguing questions of our time: should we accept as a fait-accompli the way our society is conceived and shaped, or can we have a say in the matter and assume the ethical responsibility involved?"--BOOK JACKET.