Digital KOLLEG-FORUM: 07 December with Barbara Muraca on ‘rights of nature’
Wann: Mi, 07.12.2022, 10:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
The Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Futures of Sustainability” kindly invites you:
07 December 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Digital KOLLEG-FORUM: Presentation by Prof. Dr. Barbara Muraca (University of Oregon, Department of Philosophy, Eugene):
“The rights of (colonial) nature? Decolonial perspectives for environmental justice in the pluriverse”
How far and under which conditions can the acknowledgment of the ‘rights of nature’ – so celebrated by environmental activists and scholars worldwide – foster environmental justice and sustainability? The lecture discusses critically the inherent coloniality of the Western concept of nature and explores decolonial possibilities to reframe the ‘rights of nature’ to account for the cohabitation of different world-making practices and to support fruitful alliances in the global struggles for environmental justice.
Barbara Muraca, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, Eugene, USA. Her research focuses on human-nature relationships, sustainability, and degrowth. She has coauthored Chapter 2 of the Methodological Assessment Report on the Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (2022) and contributed to interdisciplinary research on relational values in sustainability and on degrowth as a project for a radical societal transformation.
- Himes, Austin and Barbara Muraca. “Relational values: the key to pluralistic valuation of ecosystem services.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability vol 35, 2018
- Kallis, Giorgos, Vasilis Kostakis, Steffen Lange, Barbara Muraca, Susan Paulson, and Matthias Schmelzer. “Research On Degrowth.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources (ARER) vol. 43, 2018, pp. 291-316.
- Muraca, Barbara. “Possibilities for Degrowth: a radical alternative to the neoliberal restructuring of growth-societies.” The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Vol. 2. Eds. Julie Keller, Katharine Legun, Michael Carolan, and Michael M. Bell, 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 478-496.
- Muraca, Barbara. “Relational Values: A Whiteheadian Alternative for Environmental Philosophy and Global Environmental Justice.” Balkan Journal of Philosophy vol. 8, no. 1, 2016, pp. 19-38.
- Muraca, Barbara. “Re-appropriating the Ecosystem Services concept for a decolonization of ‘nature’.” Nature and Experience. Phenomenology and the Environment. Ed. Bryan Bannon, 2016. London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 143-156.
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