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Repositioning time bank theory

Lee Gregory

in Trading time

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2015 | ISBN: 9781447318293
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9781447318309 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447318293.003.0005
Repositioning time bank theory

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One of the key arguments presented in Chapter Four is that despite the radical potential of time banking to offer a challenge to the dominance of neo-liberal thinking this has been neutered by the development of its practices. This chapter draws together the argument for the core economy, presented in time bank theory as embedded in non-market values, with the arguments for relative time, time wealth and uchronia presented in Chapter Three to suggest that time is at the core of non-market values and that time bank practices allow for this to be promoted. This argument is built upon a discussion of active citizenship and self-help to demonstrate that alternative values exist within current practices, but are rarely articulated. Consequently the chapter provides this re-formulation of practice.

Keywords: active citizenship; self-help; time; relative time; time banking

Chapter.  14555 words. 

Subjects: Public Policy

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