While documenting the trial and error process of building a “social economy” rooted in communes, cooperatives, and self-managed factories, Aslan illuminates the conflicts and contradictions that have emerged in this endeavor, which are instructive to anyone trying to develop alternatives in their own part of the world.
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Azize Aslan is from Kurdistan and lives in Mexico. She studied economics and obtained her master’s degree in development economics in Istanbul, during which time she supported the organization of women’s cooperatives. Since then, she has been working on issues related to women’s economics and cooperativism in Kurdistan. She was awarded a PhD in sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. She received the Jorge Alonso Chair Award in 2021 for the work described in this book.