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【線上演講】我們從未人類過?淺談多物種民族誌 / 蔡晏霖副教授(國立陽明交通大學人文社會學系暨族群與文化碩士班)

人類學是一門以『人類』物種為知識範疇的學科,近年興起的「多物種民族誌」則開始鬆綁我們關於人的理解與想像。這場演講將透過幾個研究案例,介紹多物種(multispecies)與「多於人」(more-than-human)的研究視角如何幫助我們理解特定情境下的多物種之網如何共同化成,並提供對物種滅絕、農業馴化、外來入侵物種、全球疫病等議題不同的理解與介入方式。我也將簡單引介幾個方法論上的課題,討論不同工具的介入如何創造新的多物種敘事可能。

【線上演講】「老鷹回來了」:從新竹科學城到有機共和國 / 莊雅仲教授(國立陽明交通大學人文社會學系暨族群與文化碩士班教授、文化研究國際中心副主任)

本演講檢視讓老鷹回來的一個另類世界形成,我將之稱為「有機共和國」。新竹區域因為 1980 年成立的新竹科學工業園區以及 1993 年提出的科學城計劃,造成都市紋理的蔓延,但同時也產生許多重點不同但同樣強調反污染、護生態、保荒野與救田地的論述、行動與連結。我會說明一個具本體反思性的都市/自然概念,如何帶領我們探索這個世界裡的各類行動者及其關連。

【本演講改為線上進行,連結請詳內文】【臺灣大學人類學系週五演講系列】Ethnography and Environmental Justice: Anthropological Engagements in Vulnerability’s “Double Force” / Prof. Dana E. Powell

What is the role of ethnography in sociopolitical movements for environmental justice? This question has shaped two decades of the author’s research alongside communities in the Navajo (Diné) Nation in the US Southwest, Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota, and Black and Indigenous groups in eastern North Carolina. More broadly, how might ethnography – the central critical method of cultural anthropology — offer particular insights into what the author sees as the “double force” of vulnerability? This presentation draws upon a longer paper by Powell (with co-authors Grant Gutierrez and Theresa Pendergrast, forthcoming in Environment & Society) that argues for the unique contributions of an ethnographic sensibility and empirical attentiveness to transforming environmental injustice by rethinking “vulnerability,” from a biological to a socially-produced force, that does not necessarily foreclose new political possibilities. The talk offer three situated, ethnographic cases for examining the sociocultural impacts of extractive energy infrastructure (coal, oil, and biogas, specifically) in Indigenous communities where Powell has worked. Ultimately, the cases demonstrate how the Anthropology of Energy must remain critically attendant to the empirical if it is to enhance theoretical and public-facing conversations on climate change and just transitions.