Seeing the Woods

A blog by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society


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Worldview: Environmental Conflicts and Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros

Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. Analysis has begun to focus on disciplines where the ecological question is fundamentally relevant, such as public debate, risk, and social protest. New social actors have also begun to appear, including environmentally concerned assemblies of neighbors, networks of nongovernmental organizations, and groups of professionals including doctors and lawyers. The different judicial and legislative legal strategies arising from such interdisciplinarity are relevant not only for resolving conflicts but towards widening their visibility, and in some cases establishing new and more protective regulations. Continue reading


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CfP: Trans-Environmental Dynamics: Understanding and Debating Ontologies, Politics, and History in Latin America

29–31 October 2015, LMU Munich

Sponsored by LMU Munich, in cooperation with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Conveners: Eveline Dürr (LMU Munich), Ernst Halbmayer (University of Marburg), and Karoline Noack (University of Bonn)

This upcoming conference on Latin America links into current debates among diverse conceptualizations of the environment and thus of various ways of knowing, making sense of, and interacting in given world(s).

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