Society After Money. A Dialogue

The Commons Institute has been a partner of the Project Society After Money, which now has released the book »Society After Money. A Dialogue«. Project Society After Money is an interdisciplinary project between commons theory, evolutionary political economy, media studies and sociology, that enter into a dialogue with one another in order to look at their specific theories and criticisms of money. Conceived as the beginning of a necessary interdisciplinary dialogue, the possibilities of post-monetary forms of organization and production are taken into account and examined. A follow-up project has started, where again the Commons Institute is part of.

The current book is available at Bloomsbury. You may ask your library to purchase it!

Table of contents


Part 1: A Society After Money?

1 Historical Position, Characteristics and Perspectives of Current Approaches to Post-Monetary Economic Activity – Lars Heitmann

Part 2: Concept and Crisis of Money

2.1 The Elephant in the Room: The Money Commodity and its Mysteries – Ernst Lohoff

2.2 Monetary Mechanisms: Origins, Dynamics and Crisis – Tobias Kohl

2.3 Trialogue: Money as Medium or as General Commodity? – Ernst Lohoff, Hanno Pahl, and Jens Schröter

2.4 On the Possibility of a Society after Money: Evolutionary Political Economy, Economic Subjectivity and Planetary-Scale Computation – Ernest Aigner and Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle

Part 3: Money as an Alien

3 Post-Monetary Elements in Utopian Literature and Science Fiction – Annette Schlemm

Part 4: Mediation After Money

4.1 A Critical View on the Criticism of Money – Christian Siefkes

4.2 Categorical Foundations of a Post-Monetary Society – Stefan Meretz

4.3 The Post-Capitalist Feminism Cookie. The Main Course: A Commons-Creating Peer Production as a Possible Future – Friederike Habermann

4.4 Trialogue: Implicit and Explicit Views of Human Nature – Friederike Habermann, Stefan Meretz, and Christian Siefkes

Part 5: Mediality After Money

5.1 Are We Approaching a Moneyless Society? – Peter Fleissner

5.2 Money: For a Non-Money Economy – Stefan Heidenreich

5.3 Money and Digital Media – Jasmin Kathöfer and Jens Schröter

AfterwordAnitra Nelson