The Research & Degrowth / ICTA reading group consists of convivial gatherings every few weeks, where the participants discuss in detail a series of readings that relate to degrowth. Over the years, we have read books from Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Andre Gorz, Silvia Federici, Ivan Illich, Amaia Orozco, Serge Latouche, and many others. The discussions that took place in the reading group resulted in a series of joint publications, public interventions, Special Issues, and the edited volume “Degrowth. A vocabulary for a new era” (vocabulary.degrowth.org). The aim of the reading group is not only to create a deeper knowledge of the ideas of degrowth but also to connect the degrowth idea with various current affairs and emerging issues.
We want to encourage more people to create their own degrowth reading groups in their cities, universities, and institutions, for this reason, we share our reading lists. We encourage you to take a photo, write some thoughts or something you learned or are thinking about, and post it in your social media use the hashtag #degrowthreadinggroup
Degrowth and the Return of Fascism, a guest session with Prof. F. Adaman
André Gorz, pioneer of a post-growth society, a guest session with Fr. Gollain
Francoise Gollain (2016) “André Gorz: wage labour, free time and ecological reconstruction”, Green Letters, Special issue: The Ecology of Labour, Vol. 20, No 2, June 2016, p. 127-139
André Gorz (1993) Political Ecology: Expertocracy versus Self-Limitation
Degrowth and the New Left (Labour, Democratic socialism)
Critiques of The Green New Deal
Degrowth, the EU and our intervention at the European institutions
Limits- Why Malthus was wrong and why environmentalists should care
Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care
Book by Giorgos Kallis (2019). Stanford Press
Debt and Degrowth
Hartley, T. and G. Kallis. In review. Interest-Bearing Loans and Unpayable Debts in Slow-Growing Economies: Insights from Eleven Historical Cases.
Nyblom, Å, et al. 2019. Governance and Degrowth: Lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis in Latvia and Iceland. Sustainability 11, 1734.
Mellor, M. 2016. Money – The Neglected Agent of Change. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 27:4, 28-39.
Post Growth Fashion
Payne, A., 2019. Fashion Futuring in the Anthropocene: Sustainable Fashion as “Taming” and “Rewilding”. Fashion Theory, 23(1), pp.5-23.
Rachael Taylor (2019) Invent Your Own Fashion Economy: Post-Growth Cultures, Fashion Practice, 11:3, 397-416, DOI: 10.1080/17569370.2019.1664513
Stitched up. The anticapitalist book of Fashion. Tansy Hoskins. Chapter 6. Resisting fashion
Usership: fashion beyond consumerism. Kate Fletcher | TEDxMacclesfield
Class, Labour and Degrowth
Working-class ecology and union politics: a conceptual topology”, S Barca, E Leonardi, Globalizations 15 (4), 487-503
Ecological Politics for the Working Class, Matthew Huber, Catalyst 2019, https://catalyst-journal.com/vol3/no1/ecological-politics-for-the-working-class
The Future of Labour defines the Future of Humanity and all Living Species, N Räthzel and S Uzzel, ILO Journal
“Batshit jobs’ – no-one should have to destroy the planet to make a living”, Bue Rübner Hansen, OpenDemocracy 2019