Contextualizing Community Currency: Understanding the Comox Valley LETS

dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-19T20:39:37Z
dc.date.available2023-09-19T20:39:37Z
dc.date.copyright2023en_US
dc.date.issued2023-09-19
dc.description.abstractIn 1983, a system of alternative community currency called LETS (Local Exchange Trade Systems) emerged in the Comox Valley in the midst of a period of severe inflation and economic recession. This project utilized archival materials from the original system alongside other sources to explore the economic, socio-cultural, and political factors that influenced both the creation of the LETS, and the community members that supported it. It seeks to situate the LETSystem within the wider historical context in order to gain a better understanding of why this community viewed a community currency as a desirable alternative to the established monetary systems to which they were accustomed.en_US
dc.description.reviewstatusRevieweden_US
dc.description.scholarlevelUndergraduateen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipValerie Kuehne Undergraduate Research Awards (VKURA)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/15413
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectEconomicsen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Currencyen_US
dc.subjectComox Valleyen_US
dc.subjectLETSen_US
dc.subjectVancouver Islanden_US
dc.titleContextualizing Community Currency: Understanding the Comox Valley LETSen_US
dc.typePosteren_US

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