…to the BMBF junior research group “Mentalities in flux: imaginaries and social structure in modern circular bio-based societies”.
From a sociological and historical perspective, we study how people’s basic mindsets, attitudes, and common imaginations change through the rise of the bioeconomy. Our research explores the social consequences of energy and resource transformations that are moving societies away from the use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources and turning them towards a production based on biological materials and renewable forms of energy.
On the following pages we would like to introduce ourselves, provide some insights into our research, and inform you about our current work as well as upcoming events.
If you are interested in the topic or have questions about our research, you are welcome to contact us under firstname.lastname@example.org. You will find some more Information about the Project in our Flyer.
article Eversberg, D., 2021. “From democracy at others’ expense to externalization at democracy’s expense: Property-based personhood and citizenship struggles in organized and flexible capitalism” More
book Schmelzer, Matthias et al. (2020): Degrowth in Movement(s). Exploring pathways for transformation. A dictionary of social movements and alternatives for a future beyond economic growth, capitalism, and domination. More
Discussion Matthias Schmelzer takes part in a panel discussion on climate policy on 22 April 2021 as part of the Climate & Economics Workshop of the Institut für Sozioökonomie der Universität Duisburg
Presentation Matthias Schmelzer presents his paper „From Luddites to Malthus: Towards a history of growth critiques“ on 21 April 2021 at the Environmental History Week of the American Society for Environmental History.
Workshop Contested Society-Nature-Relations. Forest related Emotions, Practices & Conflicts in Times of Societal Change, 27/28 May 2021 More
presentation Jana Holz takes part in the workshop “potentials of the concept of circular economy” on March 24, 2021. More
presentation and 3MT-challenge participation Jana Holz takes part in the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting, 17-18 March 2021. More
presentation Matthias Schmelzer participates at the workshop „The Ecology of Economic Thought“ at the Weatherhead Center/Harvard University, 03 Feb 2021. More