My Browsing through books series is about books that I read or skim for research. This time I review a piece of (speculative) economic fiction by Lionel Shriver: The Mandibles: A family 2029-2047. This book is a deeply humane story about lives in the times of fiscal policy gone terribly wrong. Now, this has been or is … Continue reading Browsing through books: The Mandibles: A family 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver (2016)
Huipputuloiset - Suomen rikkain promille caused a turmoil before its publication, which is a magnificent achievement for a nonfiction book in Finnish. The book explores the wealthiest per mille of Finnish citizens. There is little we know about their views despite their influential position in the society. The book is as much about how they … Continue reading Browsing through books: Huipputuloiset – Suomen rikkain promille by Anu Kantola & Hanna Kuusela (2019, Vastapaino)
Bullshit jobs by Davic Graeber is a well written book with provocative arguments. As the subtitle states, it is a a theory about the utterly useless jobs in (Western) societies. Unlike the main title suggest, it does not remain on the level of accusations but develops a rich and justified narrative how and, most importantly, … Continue reading Browsing through books: Bullshit jobs – A theory by David Graeber (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
The degrowth movement should reimagine and act for a future beyond loca-global and search for, what Latour calls, a terrestrial position for policy making.
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)