Browsing through books: Reimagining livelihoods – Life beyond economy, society, and environment by Ethan Miller (2019, University of Minnesota Press)

I noticed Reimagining livelihoods - Life beyond economy, society, and environment (2019, University of Minnesota Press) from the Community Economies Research Network emailing list. When I read the title I felt tingles going up and down my back. This sure sign of finding something extremely relevant is no wonder. Since my postdoc research is about … Continue reading Browsing through books: Reimagining livelihoods – Life beyond economy, society, and environment by Ethan Miller (2019, University of Minnesota Press)

Transdisciplinarity, me and my anchors

It is the time of the year for our UWAS course 'Film, Work and Labour'. It is a University-wide Art Studies course we run for the second time with two of my colleagues. The approach is interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary or 'post-disciplinary' as the UWAS slogan states. UWAS courses can have a good mix of students … Continue reading Transdisciplinarity, me and my anchors

Open letter and petition: Europe, it’s time to end the growth dependency

Nine years ago I attended the first high profile degrowth seminar in Finland. While I was new to the topic, the argumentation made sense and I became increasingly involved with the degrowth movement that debates and advocates for giving up on our cultural and political dependency on economic growth. In September 2018, there was a historical … Continue reading Open letter and petition: Europe, it’s time to end the growth dependency

Browsing through books: ‘Doughnut economics – Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ by Kate Raworth

I had come across Kate Raworths' doughnut economics in a couple of instances, which for me is a sign to read a book in question. In addition, I had gathered that the book deals with the role and nature of economics, which in turn relate to my postdoc project on post-growth work. After all, the … Continue reading Browsing through books: ‘Doughnut economics – Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist’ by Kate Raworth

Browsing through books: ‘Another science is possible: A manifesto for slow science’ by Isabelle Stengers

Isabelle Stengers' Another science is possible: A manifesto for slow science is an important book for anyone doing research or dealing with research. It identifies problems in science and research today and suggest ways to overcome these. Although I'm not a natural scientist, I found this book useful and resonating. In fact, using examples from … Continue reading Browsing through books: ‘Another science is possible: A manifesto for slow science’ by Isabelle Stengers