Utopia 2/13 | READINGS

Primary Readings:

Cooperation Jackson (website). Accessed September 4, 2022. https://cooperationjackson.org/.

Akuno, Kali. The Jackson-Kush Plan: The Struggle for Black Self-Determination and Economic Democracy. Undated PDF available online at https://mronline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Jackson-KushPlan.pdf.

Akuno, Kali, and Ajamu Nangwaya. Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi. Wakefield, QC: Daraja Press, 2017.

Akuno, Kali, and Matt Meyer. Jackson Rising Redux: Lessons on Building the Future in the Present. Oakland: PM Press, forthcoming 2023.

Foster, John Bellamy, and Brett Clark. “Socialism and ecological survival: An introduction.” Monthly Review 74, no. 3 (2022): 1-33.

Additional References:

Romeo, Nick. “How Mondragon Became the World’s Largest Coop.” New Yorker, August 27, 2022. https://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/how-mondragon-became-the-worlds-largest-co-op.

Excerpts from The Oxford Handbook of Mutual, Co-Operative, and Co-Owned Business. Ed. Jonathan Michie, Joseph R. Blasi, and Carlo Borzaga, 570-584. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Du Bois, W.E.B. Economic Co-operation among Negro Americans: Report of a Social Study Made by Atlanta University, under the patronage of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., together with the proceedings of the 12th Conference for the Study of the Negro Problems, held at Atlanta University, on Tuesday, May the 28th, 1907. Atlanta, GA: Atlanta University Press, 1907.

Du Bois, W.E.B. “A Negro Nation within the Nation.” Current History 42, no. 3 (1935): 265-270.

Nembhard, Jessica. Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2014.