Social Space for Self-Organising : An Exploratory Study of Timebanks in Finland and in the UK
Eskelinen, T. (2018). Social Space for Self-Organising : An Exploratory Study of Timebanks in Finland and in the UK. Nordic Journal of Social Research, 9, 89-109. doi:10.7577/njsr.2148
Published inNordic Journal of Social Research
© Author, 2018
The article examines the challenges to self-organisation and upscaling of alternative economies from the viewpoint of defending and negotiating social space. Timebanks in Finland and the UK are presented as examples, analysing the difference of defending such social space in the contexts of a traditional welfare state (in the case of Finland) and an austerity-driven government with a “Big Society” ideology (in the case of UK). Both systems of government present different kinds of pressures on timebanks, pushing them to a given ontological categories and to action in accordance with pre-defined political goals. This difference, along with timebank reactions and the question of prospects of opening ontological space, is analysed through material from observation, interviews with timebanks activists and brokers, and survey data from timebank users.
PublisherNordic Journal of Social Research
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Hirvonen, Onni (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2020)Attributing moral responsibility to an agent requires that the agent is a capable member of a moral community. Capable members of a moral community are often thought of as moral reasoners (or moral persons) and, thus, to ...
Economic moralities in self-organised alternative economies : the Finnish cases of ridesharing and timebanking Eskelinen, Teppo; Venäläinen, Juhana (Emerald, 2021)Purpose – This paper explores economic moralities in self-organised alternative economies and argues that the diverse economies approach is particularly useful in elaborating the self-understandings of such economic communities. ...
Hirvonen, Onni (University of Sussex, 2018)The recent years have seen a rehabilitation of the concept of social pathology in the critical social theory. However, several pertinent questions about how to understand social pathologies remain. One of the big issues ...
Hirvonen, Onni (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2019)This paper critically examines John Dewey’s and Axel Honneth’s critical social philosophies in order to highlight two different normative sources of social struggle: scientific understanding and social suffering. The ...
Hirvonen, Onni (Shaker Verlag, 2017)