Browsing through books: The ethnographic self – Fieldwork and the representation of identity by Amanda Coffey (1999, SAGE Publishing)

Since last autumn, the Ethnography peer-to-peer Network at the Department of Design in Aalto University (EPN-DoD) has had an active reading group. This spring we read Amanda Coffey's The ethnographic self - Fieldwork and the representation of identity (1999, SAGE Publishing) and this is a blog post about my impressions. The ethnographic self by Amanda … Continue reading Browsing through books: The ethnographic self – Fieldwork and the representation of identity by Amanda Coffey (1999, SAGE Publishing)

Aatteinen in memoriam: a brief history of my research communication

I recently changed my website domain to eevahoutbeckers.fi. The change originates from last year when I changed my Twitter username from 'aatteinen' to 'eevahoutbeckers'. Since I found it increasingly difficult to tag people when they didn't use their own name as usernames, I figured the same must go for me too. But I left my … Continue reading Aatteinen in memoriam: a brief history of my research communication

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