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These two weeks focused on Chapter 5 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back Property: Commoning”. The overall aims were to:

* introduce students to the concept of commons (Lecture 9)

* clarify the distinction between commons and property (Lecture 9)

* further confirm the concept of commons by looking at examples of “uncommoning” (Lecture 10)

* identify the ways that people are taking back property by

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These two weeks focused on Chapter 4 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back the Market: Encountering Others”. The overall aims were to:

* introduce students to some of the issues with mainstream markets and what can be done to address these issues so that mainstream markets can be “taken-back” (Lecture 7)

* introduce students to other ways of transacting goods and services so that the issues that arise with mainstream

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These two weeks focused on Chapter 3 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back Business: Distributing Surplus”. The overall aim was to introduce students to the idea of surplus, to identify different ways that surplus can be “owned” and therefore who decides what to do with surplus; and the different ways that surplus can be distributed (including to directly benefit people and the planet). We covered most of this in Week 5 and in Week 6 we

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These two weeks focused on Chapter 2 of TBTE (Take Back the Economy), “Take Back Work: Surviving Well”. The overall aim was to get students to think about the relationship between the different forms of “work” that we do and how these different forms of work either contribute to or undermine our wellbeing AND to also think about the relationship between these different forms of work and what they mean for planetary wellbeing.

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NOTE: These notes can be read in conjunction with the pdf of the lecture powerpoint slides.

In this lecture, I wanted to cover four main concepts that I think are important to TBTE:

1. Capitalocentrism. This concept (first introduced in J.K. Gibson-Graham’s