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Community Currencies and Time Banking in the Contemporary United States

On February 6, 2013, Ed Collom will deliver a talk on “Community Currencies and Time Banking in the Contemporary United States.” Pettengill G52 at 4:10 pm.

Ed Collom (Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2001) is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern Maine.  His research surrounds the study of alternative social forms: community currency (an alternative to the mainstream economy), home schooling (an alternative to the public education system), and workplace democracy (an alternative to bureaucratic control structures).  He is lead author of Equal Time, Equal Value (Ashgate 2012), an investigation of time banking in the U.S.  Other publications appear in Work and Occupations, Sociological Forum, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, and elsewhere.  He is considered a leading expert in local currencies and has been widely interviewed and quoted in popular media such as NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and National Public Radio.


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