Thu, Mar 30|
ABV WEBINAR #5 ON “ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GROWTH AND DEGROWTH”
Time & Location
Mar 30, 2023, 3:30 PM EDT – Mar 31, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
About the Event
The Dutch Anthropological Association invites you to the ABv Webinar #5 on Anthropological Perspectives on Growth and Degrowth.
The Dutch Anthropological Association invites you for its 2023 Spring Webinar on anthropological perspectives on growth and degrowth.
Since the publication of the ‘Limits to Growth’ report some 50 years ago, the desirability of economic growth has been a topic of fierce dispute. Although the growth conundrum has long triumphed these debates, this has started to shift over the recent years. Academics and politicians seem to have fallen out of love with economic growth as panacea for development and growth is increasingly being villainized in relation to the multiple environmental crises, especially climate change. At the same time, calls to move beyond economic growth are gaining popularity among academics, social movements and policy-makers. Particularly degrowth is well under way to consolidate as a vibrant field of inquiry, a movement and a community of practice.
In the light of these events, we ask what this may imply for the work of anthropologists. How do they engage with the conceptual body of degrowth and the degrowth movement? What unique theoretic, methodological and political contributions can anthropology make to a post-growth society? How to deal with the ongoing importance of growth in the many contexts anthropologists research? What could a sustained engagement with and theorization of growth look like in such contexts? In this webinar, we invite scholars focusing on economic growth and/or degrowth to discuss these and other pressing questions.