Keyword Index

 

Selected Keyword Index 
 
This index of selected keywords has been compiled to facilitate the identification of specialized alternative and decentralist literature that is often overlooked by standard keyword searches. However, your choice of keywords to search with is by no means limited to those listed below. The majority of the Library's holdings have also been indexed according to the Library of Congress subject headings and can be located through searches using standard keywords.
 
The Selected Keyword Index provides terminology for specialized topics within the following main categories:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Key to Library of Congress Symbols:
 
UF:  Used for
BT:  Broader topic
RT:  Related topic
SA:  See also
NT:  Narrower topic
Etc.  indicates additional terms to be found under term provided. 
 
APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES
 
Alternative energy 
   RT:  Renewable energy 
   NT:  Fuelwood, Hydropower, Hydrogen cells, Solar, Wind energy 
Antinuclear 
   RT:  Atomic, Nuclear, Radioactive, Radiation 
Appropriate construction 
   RT:  Appropriate design, Building design, Ecological design 
Appropriate design 
   RT:  Appropriate construction, etc. 
Appropriate technology 
   RT:  Intermediate technology, Human scale 
Biotechnology 
   SA:  Bioengeneering 
Building design 
   BT:  Architecture 
   RT:  Appropriate construction, etc. 
Cottage industries 
   SA:  Cottage industry, Craft movement, Home industry 
Craft movement 
   SA:  Cottage industries, etc. 
Ecocities 
   RT:  Ecovillages; Appropriate construction, etc. 
Ecological design 
   BT:  Architecture 
   RT:  Appropriate construction, etc. 
Ecovillages 
   RT:  Ecocities; Appropriate construction, etc. 
Energy conservation 
   RT:  Renewable energy, Alternative energy 
Fuelwood 
   BT:  Renewable energy 
Home industry 
   SA:  Cottage industries, etc. 
Human scale 
   RT:  Appropriate technology, Intermediate technology 
Hydropower 
   BT:  Renewable energy 
Hydrogen cells 
   BT:  Renewable energy 
Industry 
   RT:  Industrialization, Industries 
Intermediate technology 
   RT:  Appropriate technology, Human scale 
Ludditism 
   SA:  Luddites 
Progress 
   RT:  Technological imperative 
Recycling 
Renewable energy 
   RT:  Alternative energy 
   NT:  Fuelwood, Hydropower, Solar energy, Wind energy 
Solar energy
   RT:  Solar heating, solar houses, solar greenhouse, solar greenhouses, solar power 
Technological imperative 
   RT:  Progress 
Waste management 
   SA:  Waste disposal 
Wind energy 
   BT:  Alternative energy, etc. 
   SA:  Wind power
 
 
COMMUNITY AND COMMONS
 
Affordable housing 
Ecocities 
   RT:  Ecovillages 
Ecovillages 
   RT:  Ecocities 
Common property 
   RT:  Commons, Public goods, Public ownership 
Commons 
   RT:  Common property, etc. 
Communal living
   SA:  Communes, Intentional community, Intentional communities, Planned community, Planned communities 
Communes 
   SA:  Communal living, etc. 
Communities 
   SA:  Community 
Community currency 
   BT:  Alternative financing 
   RT:  Local currency, etc. under LOCAL ECONOMICS
Community design 
Community development 
Community economics 
Community enterprise 
Community investment fund
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. under LOCAL ECONOMICS 
   SA:  Community investment funds 
Community land trusts 
   BT:  Land trust under LAND 
   SA:  Community land trust 
Community loan fund 
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. under LOCAL ECONOMICS
Community organization 
Community organizing 
Community participation 
Community planning 
Community revitalization 
Community supported agriculture 
   RT:  Alternative agriculture, etc. under SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 
   SA:  CSA 
Human scale 
Intentional communities 
   RT:  Communal living, etc. 
   SA:  Intentional community 
Native Americans 
   SA:  Indigenous peoples 
Planned communities 
   RT:  Communal living, etc. 
   SA:  Planned community 
Public goods 
   RT:  Common property, etc. 
Public ownership 
   RT:  Common property, etc. 
Rural development 
SHARE 
Urban development 
Utopian communities 
Villages 
   SA:  Village life 
 
 
DECENTRALISM AND DECENTRALIST THINKERS
 
Agrarianism 
Anarchism 
Bioregionalism 
   RT:  Regionalism 
Citizen action 
Cooperatives 
   SA:  Collectives 
Decentralism 
   SA:  Decentralization 
Economic self sufficiency 
   BT:  Self sufficiency 
Food self sufficiency 
   BT:   Self sufficiency 
Grassroots 
Henry George 
   SA:  Georgist thought, Georgeist thought 
Human scale 
Import replacement 
   RT:  Self sufficiency 
Intentional communities 
Jane Jacobs 
Libertarianism 
   RT:  Liberalism 
Local banking 
   SA:  Local banks, Local bank 
Local culture 
Local currency 
   RT:  Community currency 
Local economy 
   RT:  Regional development, Rural development 
   SA:  Local economics, Local economic solutions 
Local government 
   RT:  Neighborhood government 
Mahatma Gandhi 
Microenterprises 
   SA:  Micro enterprises 
Microlending 
Neighborhood government 
    RT:  Local government 
Participatory democracy
   RT:  Political participation 
Participatory management 
   RT:  Worker management, etc. under WORK 
Peter Kropotkin 
Political participation
    RT:  Participatory democracy 
Ralph Borsodi 
Regional development 
   RT:  Local economy, etc. 
Regional economics 
   RT:  Local economy, etc. 
   SA:  Regional economies 
Regional land trust 
   BT:  Land trusts, etc. under LAND
Regionalism 
   RT:  Bioregionalism 
Rural development 
   RT:  Regional development, Local economy, etc. 
Schumacher 
Self sufficiency
   RT:  Import replacement 
   NT: Economic self sufficiency, Food self sufficiency 
Small scale 
Thomas Jefferson 
   SA:  Jeffersonianism 
Worker management
   RT:  see under WORK
 
 
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN ACTION
 
Citizen action 
Citizen participation 
Community participation 
Community planning 
Democratic governance 
    RT:  Political participation 
   NT:  Economic democracy, Participatory democracy, Workplace democracy 
Economic democracy 
   BT:  Democratic governance, Political participation 
   RT:  Workplace democracy 
Environmental activism 
Participatory democracy 
   BT:  Democratic governance, Political participation 
   RT:  Economic democracy 
Political participation
   RT:  Democratic governance 
   NT:  Economic democracy, Participatory democracy, Workplace democracy 
 
 
ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY AND LIFE-AFFIRMING ETHICS
 
Biocentric 
Deep ecology
   RT:  Spiritual ecology 
Ecofeminism 
Ecology movement 
Environmental ethics 
Gaia 
   SA:  Gaia hypothesis 
Intergenerational justice 
Nature religion
   SA:  Nature religious aspects 
Spiritual ecology
   RT:  Deep ecology 
Stewardship 
Sustainability 
Trusteeship 
Values 
Voluntary simplicity 
Wilderness 
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABLE USE OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES
 
Biodiversity 
Conservation 
   NT:  Biodiversity conservation, Conservation easements, Conservation land trusts, Energy conservation, Environmental conservation, Land conservation, Natural resources conservation, Nature conservation, Soil conservation, Water conservation 
Ecological crisis 
Ecological justice 
   RT:  Intergenerational justice 
   SA:  Environmental justice 
Energy conservation 
Environmental activism 
   SA:  Environmentalism 
Environmental conservation 
Environmental health 
   SA:  Environmental quality 
Environmental justice 
   RT:  Intergenerational justice 
   SA:  Ecological justice 
Environmental protection 
Environmental quality
   SA:  Environmental health 
Environmentalism 
   SA:  Environmental activism 
Gaia 
   SA:  Gaia hypothesis 
Global ecology 
Intergenerational justice 
   RT:  Ecological justice, Environmental justice 
Land conservation
   SA:  Land preservation 
Land preservation
   SA:  Land conservation 
   NT:  Farmland preservation 
Natural resources conservation 
Nature 
Recycling 
Renewable energy
Soil conservation 
   RT:  Soil erosion 
Stewardship 
Trusteeship 
Water conservation
   RT:  Water management, Water preservation, Water resources, Water supply
 
 
HUMAN ECOLOGY, HUMAN IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
 
Birth control 
   BT:  Population, etc. 
Climate change 
   RT:  Global change, Global ecology, Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Ozone 
Consumption 
   SA:  Consumerism 
Environmental degradation 
Environmental cost 
Environmental impact 
Environmental policy 
Externalities 
Family planning 
   BT:  Population, etc. 
   SA:  Birth control 
Global change 
   RT:  Climate change, Global ecology, Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Ozone 
Global ecology 
   RT:  Climate change, Global change, Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Ozone 
Global warming
   RT:  Climate change, Global change, Global ecology, Greenhouse effect, Ozone 
Greenhouse effect
   RT:  Climate change, Global change, Global ecology, Global warming, Ozone 
Growth 
Human ecology 
   RT:  Population, etc. 
Overpopulation 
   BT:  Population, etc. 
Pollution 
Population 
   NT:  Birth control, Family planning, Overpopulation, Population growth 
Social transformation
   SA:  Social change 
Urban ecology
 
 
HUMAN SCALE 
LAND
 
Agricultural land trusts 
   BT:  Land trust, Land trusts 
Community land trusts
   BT:  Land trusts 
   SA:  Land trust 
Conservation easements 
   RT:  Conservation land trusts 
Conservation land trusts 
   BT:  Land trust, Land trusts 
   RT:  Conservation easements 
Farmland preservation 
   BT:  Land preservation 
Land banks
   SA:  Land bank 
Land conservation
   RT:  Land preservation 
Land distribution 
Land economics 
Land ethic 
   SA:  Land ethics 
Land ownership
   SA:  Land tenure 
Land preservation
   RT:  Land conservation 
Land reform 
Land stewardship 
   BT:  Stewardship 
Land taxation 
Land tenure
   SA:  Land ownership 
Land trust 
   SA:  Land trusts 
   NT:  Agricultural land trusts, Community land trusts, Community land trust, Conservation easements, Conservation land trusts, Regional      land trusts, Urban land trusts 
Land use 
Land use planning 
Local culture
   RT:  Sense of place 
Regional land trusts
   BT:  Land trust, Land trusts 
Soil conservation
   RT:  Soil erosion 
Soil erosion 
   RT:  Soil conservation 
Urban land trusts 
   BT:  Land trust, Land trusts 
 
 
LOCAL ECONOMICS, LOCAL CURRENCIES
 
Alternative banking
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. 
Alternative currency
   SA:  Local currency, etc. 
Alternative economics
   RT:  Ecological economics, Environmental economics 
Alternative financing 
   RT:  Alternative banking, Community investment fund, Community investment funds, Community loan fund, Cooperative banking, Decentralized banking, Local currency, SHARE 
Alternative money 
   SA:  Local currency, etc. 
Barter 
Capitalism 
Community currency 
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. 
   SA:  Local currency, etc. 
Community development
   RT:  Urban development, etc. 
Community economics 
   RT:  Local economy, etc. 
Community enterprise 
Community investment fund
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. 
   SA:  Community investment funds 
Community loan fund 
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. 
Community revitalization
   RT:  Urban renewal, etc. 
Cooperative banking
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. 
Corporations 
   SA:  Corporate, Corporation 
Cottage industry
   RT:  Craft movement, Home industry SA:  Cottage industries 
Craft movement
   RT:  Cottage industry, Cottage industries, Home industry 
Decentralized banking 
   RT:  Alternative financing, etc. 
Decentralized economics 
   SA:  DECENTRALISM 
   RT:  Local economics, Regional economics 
Ecological economics
   RT:  Alternative economics, etc. 
Economic justice 
Economic reform 
Economic self sufficiency
   RT:  Subsistence economy; Self sufficiency, etc. under SUSTAINABLE AGRIGULTURE
Economics criticism 
Economics ethics 
Environmental economics 
   RT:  Alternative economics, etc. 
Externalities 
Global economics
   RT:  Global economy, Globalism, Globalization 
Green business 
Home industry 
    RT:  Cottage industry, Craft movement 
Human scale 
Import replacement 
Income distribution
   RT:  Wealth distribution 
Land economics 
Land tenure 
   RT:  Wealth distribution 
Local banking
   RT:  Local currency, Local economy 
   SA:  Local banks, Local bank 
Local currency
   SA:  Alternative currency, Alternative money, Community currency, Private currency, etc. 
Local economics 
   RT:  Regional economies, etc., Local banking, Local currency, etc. 
   SA:  Local economy, Local economic solutions 
Microenterprise 
   SA:  Micro enterprise, Microenterprises, Small business, Small scale enterprise 
Political economy 
Private currency
   RT:  Local currency, etc. 
Regional economics 
   RT:  Decentralized economics, Local economics, Rural development 
   SA:  Regional economies, Regional development 
Regional development 
   RT:  Rural development 
   SA:  Regional economics, etc. 
Rural development 
   RT:  Regional development, Regional economics, etc. 
SHARE 
Small business 
   RT:  Small scale agriculture under SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
   SA:  Microenterprise, Small scale enterprise 
Small scale enterprise 
   RT:  Small scale agriculture under SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 
  SA:  Microenterprise, Small business 
Socially responsible investing 
   SA:  SRI, Socially responsible investment, Socially responsible investments, Socially responsible business, Social investment 
 SRI 
   SA:  Socially responsible investing, etc. 
Steady state economy 
Subsistence economy
   RT:  Economic self sufficiency; Self sufficiency, etc. under SUSTAINABLE AGRIGULTURE 
Sustainable development 
Sustainable economics 
Urban development 
   RT:  Urban renewal, etc.; Community development, Community revitalization 
Urban renewal 
   RT:  Urban development, etc. 
   SA:  Urban revitalization 
Wealth distribution
   RT:  Income distribution, Land tenure 
 
 
PEACE AND NONVIOLENT ACTION
 
Conflict resolution
   RT:  Peace 
Conscientious objectors
   RT:  Peace 
   SA:  Conscientious resistance 
Disarmament 
   RT:  Peace 
Environmental activism 
Global justice 
   RT:  Peace 
Green movement 
   SA:  Green party, Green politics 
Nonviolence 
   RT:  Peace 
   SA:  Non violence 
Nonviolent resistance 
   BT:  Nonviolence 
   RT:  Peace 
Pacifism 
   SA:  Peace 
Peace 
   RT:  Conflict resolution, Conscientious objectors, Conscientious resistance, Disarmament, Global justice, Nonviolence, Nonviolent resistance, Pacifism 
 
 
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & HOMESTEADING
 
Agrarianism 
   RT:  Village movement 
Agricultural cooperatives 
Agricultural land trusts 
   BT:  Land trusts, etc. under LAND 
Alternative agriculture 
   RT:  Small farms, Small scale agriculture 
   SA:  Alternative farming, Sustainable agriculture 
   NT:  Biodynamic agriculture, Community supported agriculture, Organic agriculture, Organic farming, Permaculture 
Alternative farming
   SA:  Alternative agriculture, etc. 
Alternative pest control 
   RT:  Pest management, Pesticides 
Animal husbandry 
Aquaculture 
Biodynamic agriculture 
   BT:  Alternative agriculture, etc. 
CSA 
   SA:  Community supported agriculture 
Community supported agriculture 
   BT:  Alternative agriculture etc. 
   SA:  CSA 
Compost 
   SA:  Composting 
Composting 
   SA:  Compost 
Ecovillages 
   BT:  Villages 
Farm preservation 
   RT:  Farmland preservation 
Farmland preservation
   RT:  Farm preservation 
Flower gardening 
   BT:  Gardening 
Food self sufficiency 
   BT:  Self sufficiency 
Fruit cultivation
   RT:  Tree crops 
   SA:  Fruit culture 
Fruit culture 
   RT:  Tree crops 
   SA:  Fruit cultivation 
Gardening 
   NT:  Flower gardening, Herb gardening, Organic gardening, Vegetable gardening 
Herb gardening 
   BT:  Gardening 
Homesteading 
   RT:  Rural life, Rural living, Self sufficiency 
Human scale 
Local culture 
Organic agriculture
   BT:  Alternative agriculture etc. 
   SA:  Organic farming 
Organic farming 
   BT:  Alternative agriculture etc. 
   SA:  Organic agriculture 
Organic gardening 
   BT:  Gardening 
Permaculture 
   BT:  Alternative agriculture etc. 
Pest management 
   RT:  Alternative pest control, Pesticides 
Pesticides 
   RT:  Alternative pest control, Pest management 
Rural development 
Rural life 
   RT:  Homesteading, Village life 
   SA:  Rural living 
Rural living 
   RT:  Homesteading, Village life 
   SA:  Rural life 
Self sufficiency 
   RT:  Homesteading; Economic self sufficiency, etc. under LOCAL ECONOMICS 
   NT:  Food self sufficiency 
Small farms 
   RT:  Alternative agriculture etc., Homesteading 
   SA:  Small scale agriculture 
Small scale agriculture 
   RT:  Alternative agriculture etc., Homesteading 
   SA:  Small farms 
Soil conservation 
   RT:  Soil erosion 
Soil erosion 
   RT:  Soil conservation 
Solar greenhouse 
   SA:  Solar greenhouses 
Solar greenhouses
   SA:  Solar greenhouse 
Sustainable agriculture 
   SA:  Alternative agriculture, etc. 
Sustainable forestry 
Tree crops 
   SA:  Fruit cultivation, Fruit culture 
Vegetable gardening 
   BT:  Gardening 
Village life 
   RT:  Rural life, Rural living 
Village movement
   RT:  Agrarianism 
Villages 
   NT:  Ecovillages 
 
 
WEALTH DISTRIBUTION
 
Economic justice 
Global justice 
Income distribution 
Land tenure 
Poverty 
Social justice 
Wealth distribution 
 
 
WORK AND RIGHT LIVELIHOOD
 
Alternative production 
RT:  Worker management 
Consumerism 
   SA:  Consumption 
Cooperation 
Cooperatives
   SA:  Cooperative 
Employee participation 
   RT:  Worker management 
Human scale 
Life quality 
Lifestyle 
Microenterprise 
   SA:  Microenterprises, Micro enterprise 
Mondragon 
Participatory management 
   RT:  Worker management 
Right livelihood 
Transforming work 
   SA:  Workplace reform 
Voluntary simplicity 
Work 
Worker cooperatives 
Worker management
   RT:  Alternative production, Employee participation, Participatory management, Worker participation, Workplace democracy 
Worker participation 
   RT:  Worker management 
Workplace democracy 
   RT:  Worker management, Workplace reform 
   SA:  Transforming work