Kooperativ: transformativa hållbara praktiker eller vardaglig rutinisering? En studie av hur tid, rum, sociala relationer och diskurser produceras i kooperativ i Sverige, Storbritannien och Spanien
Cooperatives. Transformative sustainable practices or lost in everyday routines? A study of the production of time, space and social relations.
Head of the Project: Nora Rätzhel (Umeå University) In collaboration with Diana Mulinari (Lund University), David Uzzel (University of Surrex) and Ragnar Lundström (Umeå University)
Financed by VR (Swedish Research Council)
Cooperatives areexemplary cases because they express the aim to produce in an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable way. We investigatehow cooperatives are created on a daily basis through the interrelated practices of its members 1. The production of time and space2.The production of social relations3. The production of discourses Three chosen countries represent three economic regimes: 1. Coordinated Market Economies (Sweden)2. Liberal Market Economies (UK) 3. Mediterranean Economies (Spain) Broadening the concept of the everyday by including the workplace as an everyday practice.Reformulatingthe concept of cooperatives by including the everyday production of a cooperative through internal and external interrelated practices of their workers.Understanding whether and if so, how cooperatives may provide a model for sustainable production.A new combination of qualitative methods including informants as researchers and facilitating their ability to solve conflicts.