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Study • 2023

Women's Work in the Pandemic Economy: The Unbearable Hazard of Hierarchy

By: Myfan Jordan

This book explores two unique studies of women’s economic behaviour during Australia’s COVID-19 crisis. The first describes the care ‘frontline’ in the feminised labor sectors of healthcare and education, identifying extreme workload pressures, deteriorating conditions, and a shockingly high incidence of workplace bullying: including women targeting other women workers. The author argues workpl...

Scientific paper • 2020


De-growth: Some suggestions from the Simpler Way perspective

By: Ted Trainer

It is argued that there are some important issues which the current de growth literature neglects. The first is the sheer magnitude of the global predicament, which determines not just the insufficiently recognized difficulty of the transition task but also that the goals and means must take particular and largely unrecognized forms. The goal cannot be reform of the existing society; it must ...

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Culturas, entre Norte y Sur Global: reflexiones sistémicas hacia una transición socio-económica

By: Silvio Cristiano

Conferencia de la Plenaria del Miércoles por Silvio Cristiano: "Culturas, entre Norte y Sur Global. Reflexiones sistémicas hacia una transición socio-económica"

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Regeneración de culturas, ecologías y territorios: economías desde abajo

By: Dianne Rochelau

Conferencia de la Plenaria del Miércoles por Dianne Rochelau: "Regeneración de culturas, ecologías y Territorios: Economías desde abajo"

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Five principles for a human rights based approach to degrowth

By: Manuel Couret Branco

Focusing on human rights, we are led to rethink the relationship between wealth and wellbeing and the role of cultural freedom in this process.

Presentation • 2018


First North-South Conference on Degrowth-Descrecimiento, México City 2018 - Degrowth theory in dialogue with Michel Henry's theory of culture

By: Brian Harding

This presentation explores the links between Henry's theory of culture and degrowth theory.

• 2017

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movum - Heft 15: Kultur

By: Kai Niebert, Andreas Troge, Jörg Sommer, Olaf Zimmermann, Ulrich Matthes, Susanne Götze, Michael Sommer, Johano Strasser, Bernd Sommer, Harald Welzer, Susanne Schwarz, Sandra Kirchner, Eva Mahnke, Daniela Schmidtke

Heft 15 des Magazins movum zum Thema Kultur. Kurzbeschreibung: Unsere Kultur kann nicht von der Natur, sondern nur mit der Natur leben. Für die nötige Transformation brauchen wir einen neuen Gesellschaftsvertrag. Das Heft als PDF Das Plakat als JPG

• 2017

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Art Against Empire: Toward an Aesthetics of Degrowth

By: Samuel Alexander

Abstract: What role might art need to play in the transition beyond consumer capitalism? Can ‘culture jamming’ contribute to the necessary revolution in consciousness? And might art be able to provoke social change in ways that rational argument and scientific evidence cannot? In this new book I explore these questions, both in theory and practice. I begin with a theoretical defence of art a...

Scientific paper • 2017


Another Economy is Possible: Culture and Economy in a Time of Crisis

By: Giorgos Kallis, Angelos Varvarousis, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Manuel Castells, Sviatlana Hlebik, Lana Swartz, Lisa Servon, Sarah Pink, Kirsten Seale

Description on Wiley.com: Throughout the Western world, governments and financial elites responded to the financial crisis of 2008 by trying to restore the conditions of business as usual, but the economic, social and human damage inflicted by the crisis has given rise to a reconsideration of the inevitability of unfettered capitalism as a fact of life. A number of economic practices and organi...

Report • 2017


At Museums, Maybe It’s Time for ‘De-growth’

By: Nina Siegal

From the article: The last quarter of a century has been a period of pronounced growth in the cultural sector, with the rumble of jackhammers creating the soundtrack to 21st-century museum life. New buildings, multimillion-dollar expansions, new wings and collection growth have all helped drive visitor numbers to unprecedented heights. So it seemed a little counterintuitive when Beatrix Ruf, t...

Scientific paper • 2016


Degrowth Conference Budapest, 2016 - Mapping sustainable wellbeing viewpoints on two dimensions: technical and socio-cultural decoupling

By: Timo Järvernsivu

Presentation by Timo Järvensivu It seems that discussions between camps such as ”green growth” and ”degrowth” often end up being debates, even if the aim would be a dialogue. The purpose of this paper and presentation is to draw a map of the main arguments of some of the camps, with the hope of improving the dialogue. Discussion on sustainable wellbeing is often carried along two main dimensi...

Scientific paper • 2016


Education for socio-ecological transformations

By: Christoph Sanders, Daniel Bendix, Anne Pinnow, Bethany Wilson

Up to now, the discourse on Degrowth doesn't adequately address the relevance of culture for economic growth. Yet, analyzing how cultural patterns shape our lifestyles, habits and thinking is crucial for socio-ecological transformations. In this context, education plays a preeminent role: How does the content of education, its organization and structure prepare individuals for a growth society ...

Scientific paper • 2016


The fanciful capacity of capitalist culture to buffer our existential fears : a review and a plea to release

By: Sarah Koller

Despite the repeated questionings of economic growth and the development of alternative economic theories, the growth imperative seems to remain unaltered. How can we understand this situation ? Would there be, beyond the institutional explanations, anything inside us that unconsciously agrees to preserve this dynamic ? An increasing body of studies in existential psychology explore experiment...

Scientific paper • 2016


Water, Traditional Cultures and a Degrowth Future

By: Rajni Bakshi

Water, Traditional Cultures and a Degrowth Future: the quest for a steady-state economy By Rajni Bakshi Degrowth as a concept does not sit well in most societies today. But water is a key to fostering new imaginaries and new visions that will be not merely acceptable but inviting. By 2040 an estimated 33 countries, including USA, China and India, will face severe water scarcity. India has a...

Scientific paper • 2015


After the Anthropocene: A Degrowth Perspective on the Shortest Geological Period of all Times

By: Andre Reichel

Abstract: The narrative of the »anthropocene« is gaining traction. On the bandwaggon we find classical environmentalists who are using the term as the starkest form of warning against human self-destruction, as well as technological optimists of a Kurzweilian kind eager to accelerate the path of human technological domination of nature. Regardless if there truly »is« something like the anthropo...

• 2015


Solidarische Ökonomie und Transformation

By: Barbara Muraca, Clarita Müller-Plantenberg, Josette Combes, Gabriele Wendorf, Paul Mason, Ursula Sladek, Christoph Bautz

Videoaufzeichnung des Eröffnungspodiums "Solidarische Ökonomie und Transformation" vom Solikon-Kongress für Solidarische Ökonomie und Transformation 2015 in Berlin. Aus dem Programm: Nach einstimmenden Begrüßungen durch die Veranstalter*innen und einem Statement von Paul Mason unter dem Titel „Capitalism is dying – What next?”, erwartet uns eine Podiumsdebatte zur Rolle und strategischen Be...

• 2015


The Church of Economism and Its Discontents

By: Richard Norgaard

Introduction: Two centuries of explosive economic growth have radically altered our material and ideological worlds. With human activity now the major driver of geological change, the industrial era has come to be called the Anthropocene. This inquiry instead adopts the term Econocene, underscoring its ideological foundation: economism. The concept of economism, the reduction of all social rela...