Browsing through books: Two books about (neo)liberalism

Recently I've been reading books originally written in or translated to Finnish. This post about (neo)liberalism covers: Lahtinen, Veikka, and Pontus Purokuru (2020): Mikä liberalismia vaivaa? Kosmos. Parker, Martin (2019): Kaadetaan kauppakorkea — Miksi bisneskouluista pitäisi tehdä organisaatiokouluja? Hannu Laurila, tran. Tampere: Vastapaino. (Orig. title: Shut down the business school: What’s wrong with management education) … Continue reading Browsing through books: Two books about (neo)liberalism

Browsing through books: Kollaboraatio — Yhteistekijyys nykykirjallisuudessa ja taiteessa by Hanna Kuusela

I picked up this book due to a deepening collaboration I have with close colleagues and I wanted to know more about collaborative creative work. Now, we are researchers in environmental (social) sciences, while this book is about collaboration in contemporary literature and art. However, I had a feeling I'd get fresh insight from this … Continue reading Browsing through books: Kollaboraatio — Yhteistekijyys nykykirjallisuudessa ja taiteessa by Hanna Kuusela

Browsing through books: 5 books about economic relations

This is a post with five brief reviews of books that I consider to explore economic relations, one way or another.

Browsing through books: Lopun aikojen sieni – elämää kapitalismin raunioissa by Anna Tsing (2020)

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)

Browsing through books: The Mandibles: A family 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver (2016)

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)