DIY video editing during the postdoc project

As you might know, I'm working on a sensory ethnography during 2017-2020 funded by Nessling Foundation and Kone Foundation. The focus is on post-growth work and I use video among other things. And let me tell you, using video requires learning a whole new set of skills. Despite some well meaning advice, I have insisted … Continue reading DIY video editing during the postdoc project

The importance of reading

When I was 8 years old, my primary school substitute teacher hinted that I might have faked my reading diary. For two weeks I marked two books read per week. I assure you I wasn't. There was absolutely no incentive for faking anything since it was a pro reading campaign detached from grades. Simply, I … Continue reading The importance of reading

A 4-year postdoctoral funding by Nessling Foundation & Kone Foundation to study post-growth self-employment

Eeva Houtbeckers has been granted postdoctoral funding from Nessling Foundation and Kone Foundation for a four-year study titled “Social entrepreneurship for post-growth societies in the global North: An ethnographic participatory study of self-employment practices for ecologically and socially just world”. Her aim is to use video ethnography to explore activities related to gaining a livelihood … Continue reading A 4-year postdoctoral funding by Nessling Foundation & Kone Foundation to study post-growth self-employment

Doctoral dissertation: Debunking the heroic social entrepreneurship myth

Social entrepreneurship is about mundane work and not about heroism, argues Eeva Houtbeckers in her dissertation to be defended on 28 October. Social entrepreneurship has been developed as a reaction to “conventional” entrepreneurship, which is connected with maximising profits and taking risks. The uncritical understanding of social entrepreneurship repeats the myth of a heroic individual, … Continue reading Doctoral dissertation: Debunking the heroic social entrepreneurship myth

Väitös: yhteiskunnallinen yrittäjyys murtaa sankarimyyttiä

Yhteiskunnallinen yrittäjyys on arjen puurtamista eikä sankaritarinaa, esittää Eeva Houtbeckers 28. lokakuuta tarkastettavassa väitöstutkimuksessaan. Yhteiskunnallinen yrittäjyys on kehitetty vastavoimaksi ”tavanomaiselle” yrittäjyydelle, joka liitetään voitontavoittelun maksimointiin ja riskinottoon. Vallalla oleva yhteiskunnallisen yrittäjyyden kritiikitön ymmärrys toistaa yrittäjyyteen liitettyä sankarimyyttiä, joka ulkoistaa yhteisen vastuunkannon kyvykkäille yksilöille. Houtbeckersin tutkimus kyseenalaistaa tämän ja muita yhteiskunnalliseen yrittäjyyteen liitettyjä myyttejä tekemällä näkyväksi … Continue reading Väitös: yhteiskunnallinen yrittäjyys murtaa sankarimyyttiä