Concepts for Conservation Ethics – A Toolkit

This toolkit provides with concepts to think with for a more ethical conservation -its practices, scholarship, and futures.- The concepts are crafted by students in the course Conservation Ethics at William & Mary. Affect Anthrophobia Arrogance (experts) Biopolitics Ecological Colonialism Environmental Kin Study Mastery of Nature Reciprocity Sharing Suffering Utilitarianism Wilderness

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STS from the Wounds

Mara Dicenta, William & Mary; Julia Morales Fontanilla, Rutgers University; Aadita Chaudhury, York University. Panel organized at the 2021 Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Meeting.  What does it mean to engage in “good relations” in worlds that unfold after violence and destruction? How does STS respond to wounded worlds? This panel interrogates the... Continue Reading →

Between democracy and the market: conservation along the southern Andes (Argentina and Chile)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jo-6elcNhM Panel Presented at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) meeting 2021: Anthropology & Conservation Since the 1990s, the southern Andes along the Argentinean-Chilean border has seen an unprecedented growth of public and private conservation projects. Such growth has contributed to the transformation of this area from a remote natural resource frontier, whose economic and political... Continue Reading →

Worlding the end

Mara Dicenta & Gonzalo Correa (2021) Worlding the end: A story of colonial and scientific anxieties over beavers' vitalities in the Castorcene, Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society, DOI: 10.1080/25729861.2021.1973290 This article examines a technoscientific project for eradicating theNorth American beaver in Tierra del Fuego (TDF), an austral region known as“The End of the World.”Introduced from Canada into TDF... Continue Reading →

Conceptos CTS para todes: Coproducción

Uno de los conceptos más utilizados en los estudios de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad es el de ‘coproducción’ (Jasanoff, 2004), el cual refiere a la inseparabilidad entre ciencia y sociedad, entre la producción de conocimiento y la reproducción de valores y normas sociales a través del mismo. La idea de coproducción intenta abordar los problemas... Continue Reading →

Curso Biopolítica, Necropolítica, y Epistemologías Multi-Especies

Fin de curso elaborando un estante multi-especixs para traducir los conceptos trabajados en artefactos e ingredientes en nuestras cocinas de pensamiento decolonial más-que-humano. Curso: Biopolítica, necropolítica, y epistemologías multi-especies Tipo:          Optativo                                  Créditos: 3 Fecha:   Del 9 al 12 de Julio 2018 Cupos: Carga Horaria presencial:  16 horasDocente responsable: Prof. Gonzalo Correa Profesor: Mara DicentaDESTINATARIOS: Estudiantes... Continue Reading →

The Racial Politics of Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xByovHCrWVQ&ab_channel=STGlobalConsortium Racial justice scholars and advocates have for decades recognized that scientific and academic communities in the United States are affected by and participate in the systemic marginalization of Black and brown communities. There are disproportionately few faculty of color in U.S. higher education, and a combination of structural disadvantage, systemic biases, and widespread prejudices... Continue Reading →

Bio-Social Invasions in southern Patagonia

Archibald, J.L., Anderson, C.B., Dicenta, M. et al. The relevance of social imaginaries to understand and manage biological invasions in southern Patagonia. Biol Invasions 22, 3307-3323 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-020-02325-2 Here, we studied how terrestrial and freshwater vertebrate species assemblages in Tierra del Fuego (TDF) have been co-constructed between humans and nature. To analyze how socio-historical processes interact with biological invasions,... Continue Reading →

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