This is a post with five brief reviews of books that I consider to explore (gendered) social relations, one way or another.
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)
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
I’m about to attend a writing course in Oriveden opisto. It is my first get-away writing course and it feels like starting primary school. I have no idea what to expect! Although I want to take someone’s hand and ask him or her to escort me I know I need to do this by myself. … Continue reading From being a writer to writing
I lost my voice. Literally. Due to several days of cold and coughing. Unlike my reading pause, my talking pause has not been voluntary. I have had to cancel meetings and focus on healing my voice for teaching. Yet, not talking has been inspiring. First of all, I have suddenly all this unplanned extra … Continue reading My (for real) talking pause