Parks in Virginia – Explorations

Click here to check our interactive GIS map on Virginia's parks. Our class went to do some ethnographic explorations about Nature, Settler Colonialism, and Indigenous Voices in Conservation: York River State ParkFreedom ParkJamestown IslandCollege Landing more to come...

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 →

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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