Northern Communities Working Together: The Social Economy of Canada's North
The unique historical, economic, and social features of the Canadian North pose special challenges for the social economy – a sector that includes nonprofits, co-operatives, social enterprises, and community economic development organizations. Northern Communities Working Together highlights the innovative ways in which Northerners are using the social economy to meet their economic, social, and cultural challenges while increasing local control and capabilities. The contributors focus on the special challenges of the North and their impact on the scope of the social economy, including analyses of land claim organizations, hunter support programs, and Indigenous conceptions of the social economy.
A welcome resource for scholars and policy-makers studying any aspect of the Canadian North, Northern Communities Working Together is a major contribution to the literature on the social economy in Canada.
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- Page Count: 304 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
“Northern Communities is not an exposé; it’s an honest account of community life in a region governed by faraway federal regulators and mining corporations. Accounts are candid. The effect is unsettling. “
Blacklocks Reporter, December 19, 2015
“This collection makes an excellent contribution to the study of both the social economy and northern and Indigenous communities. The contrast and synthesis of recent interpretations of the social economy with traditional Indigenous culture makes a particularly rich theoretical contribution.”
Sean Markey, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
“Northern Communities Working Together will be of value to academics, policymakers, and practitioners, as well as courses looking at the social economy or northern politics.”
Gabrielle Slowey, Department of Political Science, York University
Author InformationChris Southcott is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Lakehead University. He was the chair and research director of the Social Economy Research Network for Northern Canada from 2006 to 2012.
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