The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2015, Princeton University Press) is a classic that is mentioned by activists and researchers in various meetings. Thanks to Tutkijaliitto, the book is available as a Finnish translation by Anna Tuomikoski, who did a fantastic job: Lopunaikojen sieni - … Continue reading Browsing through books: Lopun aikojen sieni – elämää kapitalismin raunioissa by Anna Tsing (2020)
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.