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“Why the sea is salty”: Folktales as sources of grassroots economics (2019)
Book Chapter
Sotiropoulou, I. (2019). “Why the sea is salty”: Folktales as sources of grassroots economics. In P. Batra-Wells, & W. G. Mullins (Eds.), The Folklorist in the Marketplace: The Economics of Folklore and the Folklore of Economics (214-233). Louisville, CO: University Press of Colorado

Performing Values Practices and Grassroots Organizing: The Case of Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Greece (2018)
Journal Article
Daskalaki, M., Fotaki, M., & Sotiropoulou, I. (2019). Performing Values Practices and Grassroots Organizing: The Case of Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Greece. Organization Studies, 40(11), 1741-1765. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840618800102

This article discusses solidarity economy initiatives as instances of grassroots organizing, and explores how ‘values practices’ are performed collectively during times of crisis. In focusing on how power, discourse and subjectivities are negotiated... Read More about Performing Values Practices and Grassroots Organizing: The Case of Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Greece.

Byzantine yperpyra and Venetian ducats: Missing pieces in the puzzle of monetary theory (2018)
Journal Article
Sotiropoulou, I. (2018). Byzantine yperpyra and Venetian ducats: Missing pieces in the puzzle of monetary theory. Economic Alternatives, 12(3), 419-434

Summary The paper stems from a greater project on economic history concerning the monetary system and policies of medieval and renaissance Venice, with a special focus on Venice’s colony of Crete. The Venetian monetary system included various curren... Read More about Byzantine yperpyra and Venetian ducats: Missing pieces in the puzzle of monetary theory.

Collective viewings of value(s) and the struggle for what is valuable: The case of grassroots initiatives (2016)
Journal Article
Sotiropoulou, I. (2016). Collective viewings of value(s) and the struggle for what is valuable: The case of grassroots initiatives. World Review of Political Economy, 7(1), 56-84. https://doi.org/10.13169/worlrevipoliecon.7.1.0056

The article discusses the grassroots approaches to value(s) and valuing(s) as encountered in several schemes which exist in Greece over the last few years and whose members perform transactions without the use of any official currency. The main scope... Read More about Collective viewings of value(s) and the struggle for what is valuable: The case of grassroots initiatives.

Solidarity, grassroots initiatives and power relations (2016)
Journal Article
Sotiropoulou, I. (2016). Solidarity, grassroots initiatives and power relations. World Social and Economic Review of Contemporary Policy Issues, 6, 44-59

Although solidarity is not a recent phenomenon, the emergence of new or re-invented forms of production and sharing that are based on that principle, has raised again several burning questions of what solidarity is and how far it can go, particularly... Read More about Solidarity, grassroots initiatives and power relations.

Prices in parallel currency: The case of the exchange network of Chania (2015)
Journal Article
Sotiropoulou, I. (2015). Prices in parallel currency: The case of the exchange network of Chania. International Journal of Community Currency Research, 19(Special Issue), D128-136. https://doi.org/10.15133/j.ijccr.2015.013

This paper investigates the prices set within the Exchange Network of Chania and tries to examine what prices are attributed to which products and services, how those prices are set and what they reveal about the values of the goods offered. Moreover... Read More about Prices in parallel currency: The case of the exchange network of Chania.

Women in alternative economy, or What do women do without official currency? (2014)
Journal Article
Sotiropoulou, I. (2014). Women in alternative economy, or What do women do without official currency?. Women's studies international forum, 47, 339-348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2014.10.012

This paper presents research findings concerning women's involvement in the initiatives and schemes in Greece whose members transact among themselves without the use of the official currency — in this case, the euro. In many cases women have founded... Read More about Women in alternative economy, or What do women do without official currency?.


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