My international spring at home and feminist degrowth

Thanks to Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance FaDa, my spring has included international research and activism, although my research visit was postponed.

Compiled table of the diverse economy

I am a member of the Community Economies Research Network (CERN) that has emerged thanks to the groundbreaking work of J.K. Gibson-Graham. I remember reading their book The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy and feeling like I had arrived home. Often when I present my research, I … Continue reading Compiled table of the diverse economy

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)

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