Degrowth and the Unmaking of Capitalism

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: January 1

Year of Publication: 2021

Publisher: The Pelican Web

Author(s): Giuseppe Feola , Olga Koretskaya

Journal: Mother Pelican

Volume: 17 (1)

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Liberating our minds from the imperative of endless economic growth and profit maximization is one of the key inspirational ideas of degrowth. Scholars and activists call this liberation ‘decolonization of the imaginary’. Degrowth initiatives indeed disrupt our usual understanding of the capitalist economy, but they also go further than that – they disrupt social norms and physical spaces. How can we enrich our understanding of such disruptions of capitalism in a way that goes beyond the imaginary?

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