I have had a career crisis for more than 10 years. The origin of the my crisis is the socio-ecological crisis we experience. The topics of my on and off periods of doubt and stress have varied. But one thing remains: How to gain a livelihood while working for a paradigm shift? Everywhere I look … Continue reading Not knowing
This conference season I have attended many research conferences. Some of them were postponed from last season and others are just too exciting to pass, since virtual attendance makes it possible to attend them from home. Timewise it has not always been optimal (other work, care responsibilities, time zones), but since rarely everything is, I’ll … Continue reading Harvesting the conference season 2021
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