Büttner, Melissa und Matthias Schmelzer. 2021. Fossile Mentalitäten. Zur Geschichte der fossilen Durchdringung moderner Vorstellungswelten. Working Paper No. 3, Mentalitäten im Fluss (flumen), Juni 2021.
Eversberg, Dennis, Martin Fritz, Jana Holz, Philip Koch, Lilian Pungas und Matthias Schmelzer. 2021. Mentalities Matter. Sozial-ökologische Mentalitäten und ihre Bedeutung in post-fossilen Transformationen. Working Paper No. 5, Mentalitäten im Fluss (flumen), August 2021.
Galindo, Eryka; Teixeira, Marco Antonio; De Araújo, Melissa; Motta, Renata; Pessoa, Milene; Mendes, Larissa; Rennó, Lúcio. 2021. Efeitos da pandemia na alimentação e na situação da segurança alimentar no Brasil. Working Paper 4, Working Paper Series Food for Justice, 2021.
Koch, Philip. 2021. Zurück zu alten Tugenden? Der Olivenanbau in der Provinz Jaén zwischen Tradition und (bioökonomischer) Moderne. Working Paper No. 4, Mentalitäten im Fluss (flumen), Juli 2021.
Meinecke, Madalena; Motta, Renata; Neuber, Michael; Sommer, Moritz; Teune, Simon; Hennigfeld, Janina; Unkel, Noémi; Küppers, Carolin. 2021. The Politics of Food. Mobilization, Consumer behavior and Motives of Participants of the Wir habe es satt! protest 2020. Working Paper 3, Working Paper Series Food for Justice, 2021.
Motta, Renata. 2021. Food for Justice: Power, Politics, and Food Inequalities in a Bioeconomy Preliminary Research Program. Working Paper 1, Working Paper Series Food for Justice, 2021.
Teixeira, Marco Antonio; Motta, Renata; Rennó, Lucio; Souza, Marcelo Galiza Pereira de; Zentgraf, Lea; Galindo, Eryka. 2021. Marcha das Margaridas 2019: alimentação, mobilização social e gênero´. Working Paper 2, Working Paper Series Food for Justice, 2021.
Cobb, Michael; Hampel, Annika; Missbach, Antje; Muhammad, Dilshad; Rodríguez, Fabricio. 2020. „Insiders“ and „Outsiders“: Reflections on Hierarchies, Privileges and Positionalities in Academic Research. ABI Working Paper No. 15. Freiburg.
This working paper addresses the interrelated notions of positionality, the (self-)perceptions by and about researchers, as well as global inequalities in knowledge production. It presents the experiences of four individual researchers who introspect on issues of insiderness, outsiderness and privilege in academia. The paper first introduces the questions and origins of this piece, then presents the experiences of each researcher in four separate sections. Each contribution uses the first-person narrative and presents the background and topic of study of each researcher. The paper builds on the four researchers’ experiences of conducting empirical research in Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru and Turkey, all while being affiliated with academic institutions from the so-called Global North. The final section offers some concluding remarks and insights for the way forward.
Eversberg, Dennis. 2020. Bioökonomie als Einsatz polarisierter sozialer Konflikte? Zur Verteilung sozial-ökologischer Mentalitäten in der deutschen Bevölkerung 2018 und möglichen Unterstützungs- und Widerstandspotentialen gegenüber bio-basierten Transformationen. Working Paper No. 1, Mentalitäten im Fluss (flumen), Oktober 2020.
Lorenzen, Kristina. 2019. Sugarcane Industry Expansion and Changing Land and Labor Relations in Brazil. The Case of Mato Grosso do Sul 2000–2016, Working Paper No. 9, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.
The objective of this paper is to assess how the expanding production of sugarcane-based bioethanol as part of an emerging bioeconomy affects existing social inequalities in land and labor relations. The paper shows that the expansion of the sugarcane industry in the Brazilian federal State of Mato Grosso do Sul transformed existing labor regimes of peasants and Indigenous people.
Lühmann, M. 2019. Wessen Bioökonomie für Europa? Die Ausrichtung der EU-Bioökonomie nach ihrer Aktualisierung, Working Paper Nr. 4, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.
In October 2018, the EU-commission launched an updated bioeconomy strategy after a review process. This process entailed the possibility to reassess the overall direction in this policy field. Political actors from different sectors of society and with diverging views on the bioeconomy have taken part in these developments. However, the updated bioeconomy policy remains largely unchanged in terms of its orientation. In this paper, these findings are presented and explained, taking into account the role of hegemonic narratives and ideas, as well as the relations of forces in European society.
Puder, Janina. 2019. „My future depends on how many fruit bunches I can harvest“. Migrant workers in the palm oil sector in the wake of a Malaysian Bioeconomy, Working Paper No. 7, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.
Malaysia is one of the few countries worldwide, which launched a comprehensive na-tional Bioeconomy strategy. The state program involves far-reaching plans to trans-form the national economy into a bio-based, knowledge-driven growth model. These efforts are interlinked with the long-term goal to develop Malaysia into a high-income country and by that, significantly improve the working opportunities and conditions of workers especially from rural areas. The targeted transformations depend particularly on the economic success and further development of the palm oil sector. The sector is characterized by a high share of low-skilled migrant workers performing dirty, danger-ous, and degrading tasks, while higher paid jobs with better working conditions are mostly reserved for Malaysian citizens. In dealing with the societal processes that accompany the Malaysian plans to establish a Bioeconomy, it is of special interest from a socio-economic stance to understand which occupational groups in the palm oil sector are addressed and which are ex-cluded when we examine the progress in the advancement of living and working con-ditions in the country. The present paper argues that migrant plantation and mill work-ers employed in the Malaysian palm oil sector are structurally excluded from the na-tional goal of enhancing the living and working conditions of the population by trans-forming into a Bioeconomy. It is assumed that this exclusion intersects with a specific precarity caused by the socio-economic status of low-skilled migrant workers. Further-more, it is to discuss in what way certain forms of social exclusion in the Southeast Asian Oil Palm Complex are re-/produced transnationally.
Wacker, Ronja. 2019. Bioökonomie in der Transplantationsmedizin. Unser Verständnis von Körpern, Gesundheit und Leben im Wandel, Working Paper Nr. 5, Bioeconomy & Inequalities, Jena.
The health sector buildsasthe third major driving force,together with industry and primary production, the foundation of the bioeconomy. The biotechnological innova-tion generated here are supposed to revolutionize therapy, diagnostics and medica-tion and make the whole sector sustainable. Showing, that this transition does also deeply affect our understanding of bodies, health and life, will be the focus of this paper. Starting with a historical perspective on the preconditions of an emerging bi-oeconomic health sector, thetext will progress to the question, how bioeconomy can be conceptualized followingthe debates on Foucault’s biopoliticsand Marx’ theory of capital subsumption. The implicit processes, which form these conceptualizations,will be illustrated by the example of transplantation medicine, where they proceed to the innermost parts of the human body –organs, tissue and body fluids –andareultimately changing our understanding of bodies, life and health.