Embodying Degrowth reading list

A list of the readings and resources that informed the Movement Fellows’ thinking on degrowth, maintenance, and care throughout the course of the project.

Alvarez, Maximilian. (2018, June 20). The Death of Media. The Baffler. https://thebaffler.com/latest/the-death-of-media

Alvarez, Maximilian. (2020, May 20). Labor. Protean Magazine. https://proteanmag.com/2020/05/20/labor/

Alvarez, Maximilian. (2022, April 22). How Bosses Steal Your Time, Control Your Life. Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKq96DO8ZdQ

Blackwater, Bill. (2015, January 1). Why do capitalist economies need to grow? Green House Think Tank. https://www.greenhousethinktank.org/why-do-capitalist-economies-need-to-grow/

Chen, Rheanna. (2021). Gentle Giants: of Trees, Yoga and Energy. The New Gastronome. https://thenewgastronome.com/gentle-giants/

Crawford, Matthew B. (2010, April 27). Shop Class As Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work. Penguin Random House.

Gawande, Atul. (2017, January 15). The Annals of Medicine: The Heroism of Incremental Care. The New Yorker.

Hickel, Jason. (2020). Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World. Random House.

Kallis, Giorgos. (2018). Degrowth. Agenda Publishing.

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. (2013). Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions.

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. (2015, November 26). The “Honorable Harvest”: Lessons From an Indigenous Tradition of Giving Thanks. Yes! https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/good-health/2015/11/26/the-honorable-harvest-lessons-from-an-indigenous-tradition-of-giving-thanks

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. (2022, October 26). The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance. Emergence Magazine. https://emergencemagazine.org/essay/the-serviceberry/

Latouche, Serge. (2004, November). Degrowth Economics. Le Monde diplomatique. https://mondediplo.com/2004/11/14latouche

Marshall, Aarian. (2022, February 22). Why Cities Want Old Buildings Taken Down Gently. Wired. https://www.wired.com/story/why-cities-want-old-buildings-taken-down-gently/

Marya, R. and Patel, R. (2021, November 10). Dr. Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on Deep Medicine /259. For the Wild. https://forthewild.world/listen/dr-rupa-marya-and-raj-patel-on-deep-medicine-259

Murphy, Tom. (2022, February 16). Human Exceptionalism. Do the Math. https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/2022/02/human-exceptionalism/

Maté, Gabor. (2011). When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection. Wiley.

Mollison, Bill. (1990). Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual. Island Press.

Permaculture Principles. (2021). Earth Care: Rebuild Natural Capital. https://permacultureprinciples.com/ethics/earth-care/

Planetary Limits Academic Network. (Undated). Resource List. https://planetarylimits.net/view-resources/

Raheem, Octavia F. (2022). Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change. Shambhala.

Sample, Hilary. (2028, September 11). “​​Cleaning and the Politics of Labor” in Maintenance Architecture. The MIT Press.

Schmelzer, M., Vansintjan, A., and Vetter, A. (2022). The Future Is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism. Verso.

Schumacher, E.F. (1973). Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered. HarperCollins.

Seuss, Dr. (1971). The Lorax. Random House.

Sister True Dedication. (2022, April 12). A Sustainable Heart. Plum Village. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICZUlVAce-k

Srsly Wrong. (2019). Episode 200 – Library Socialism & Complementarity. https://srslywrong.com/podcast/200-complementarity/

Turner, Robert. (Last updated 2021). Bibliography of Literature Relevant to Our Future Sustainability. University of Washington. http://faculty.washington.edu/rturner1/Sustainability/Bibliography/Index.htm#Table

Vind, Ditte Lysgaard. (2018). A changemaker’s guide to the future. Lendager Group.

Vuocolo, Alex. (2022, September 22). The Disappearing Art Of Maintenance. Noema. https://www.noemamag.com/the-disappearing-art-of-maintenance/

Yazzie, Chili (interview). (2022, May 1).  The Modern Day Alternative – The Real Reality & Legislative Update. FarmersMarketsNM. https://youtu.be/6a_-vRNnO90

Yung Pueblo (2022). Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future. Harmony.

Zacharias, Michelle. (2018, May 3). The ecological fascism of Thanos in Marvel’s ‘Infinity War’. People’s World. https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-ecological-fascism-of-thanos-in-marvels-infinity-war/

99% Invisible. (2017, September 11). Episode 275: Coal Hogs Work Safe. https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/coal-hogs-work-safe/