Podcast is part of Pierre Smith Khanna’s Junior Research Fellowship.
We are facing an ecological crisis in which inequality within and between countries is on the rise and climate change worsens year on year, affecting the lives of countless humans and ecosystems around the world. The recognition that men have played a key role in developing, benefiting from and upholding this destructive paradigm leads us to question: what might a non-exploitative paradigm look like? What new roles might men play in bringing it into being and what challenges might they face in the process?
In this episode we take a look at the intersections of degrowth, commoning and care. Giacomo explains how economic growth relies on various forms of exploitation such as unpaid reproductive labour which is often produced by women, discusses the notion of cost-shifting, and why care must take centre stage when discussing degrowth as well as new forms and enactments of masculinities.
Book: The Case for Degrowth, by Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, Federico Demaria and Giacomo D’Alisa
Book: Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era, by Giacomo D’Alisa, Federico Demaria and Giorgos Kallis
Book: Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation, by Silvia Federici
This podcast was made possible by the Institute for Political Ecology in Zagreb, where I was the 2021 Junior Research Fellow researching feminisms and degrowth.