Browsing through books: Bullshit jobs – A theory by David Graeber (Simon & Schuster, 2018)

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)

Browsing through books: Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climate Regime by Bruno Latour (2018, Polity Press)

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.

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)

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)

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