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Contributors: Habermann, Friederike, Dr. (author)


Economist, historian and political scientist as well as author, activist and freelanced academic. In the aftermath of a book about alternative economy in the German speaking area (´Halbinseln gegen den Strom´) she became aware that younger approaches also correspond to the principles of commonsbased peerproduction. In order to emphasize its potential for the whole economy, she calls it ´Ecommony´. Her latest book: „Geschichte wird gemacht. Etappen des globalen Widerstands“ (2014).

Ökonomin, Historikerin und Politikwissenschaftlerin sowie Autorin, Aktivistin und freie Wissenschaftlerin. Bekannt durch ihr Buch zu alternativer Ökonomie im deutschsprachigen Raum ("Halbinseln gegen den Strom") sowie das Konzept der Commons-basierten Peerproduktion(s-Ökonomie).

Scientific paper contribution: Economy, Ecommony, CareCommony
Special Session: Beyond Development and Resource Extractivism: Feminist Perspectives
Organizer and Chair: Dr. Miriam Lang, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Key words: care, commons, externalisations, extractivism, commonsbased peerproduction Abstract: Feminist approaches of reproduction analyze capitalism with the help of an 'iceberg´: under the water remains the care-work; all this together is based on nature/ Pachamama/ commons. This indicates how much the discussions within recent years about ´reproduction´ or ´care´ on the one hand and on the other hand ´commons´ – which is also crucial in the debate about extractivism – overlap. In recent approaches of alternative economic activities principles of a ´commons-based peer production´ can be observed that allow a society which is based on ´buen vivir'. Essentially, there are three: 1. ´Possession instead of property'; 2. ´Share what you can'; and 3. ´Contributing instead of exchanging'. Only this way – by activities taking place needs-oriented and without exchange logic– not only the dilemma of reproductive work (to remain 'below the surface') can be overcome, but also an economy (´Ecommony´ or `CareCommony´) can be reached that makes ´care´ the all-encompassing principle.