Human-Environmental Relations in Crisis. Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives
Wann: Mi, 06.07.2022, 18:15 Uhr bis 19:45 Uhr
Wo: Universität Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 9, 20146 Hamburg, Hörsaal H / Lecture Room H
This event takes place in English.
In line with the aim of the CSS Lecture Series to ‘disorient’ ecological debates and to create a horizon for critical thinking “after sustainability”, this event reflects on current environmental, climatic and sanitary crises through the lens of increasingly problematic human-environmental relations. Confronted with the widespread failure of attempts to sustainably organize modern societies, anthropologists and sociologists approach globally heterogeneous modes of knowing the environment and accounting for ecological crisis situations. But what does it mean to investigate on human-environmental relations in crisis? And how can anthropological and sociological perspectives complement each other to better understand the roots of the current socio-ecological polycrisis, but also to open a space for imagining very different societal relations to nature?
Tanja Bogusz, sociologist and Michael Schnegg, anthropologist, both from Hamburg University, together with Frédéric Keck from the Laboratory of Social Anthropology at the EHESS Paris will discuss these questions in a lively and interactive exchange on what „after sustainability“ could mean within their respective fields of research and within their disciplines – sociology and anthropology.