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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
programme last update: 23 August 2019
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Contribution Plenary

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 1.71; 1.43; 1.44

Plenary Session 2 (Transhumanism’s Solidarity)

Speakers

  • Prof. Anita SUJOLDZIC (INSTITUTE FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH)
  • Dr. Fadwa EL GUINDI (EL NIL RESEARCH)
  • Dr. Heather O'LEARY - CONVENOR (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • Dr. Agata KONCZAL - CONVENOR (EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE)
  • Dr. Jean CHAMEL

Primary authors

Description

Anthropology studies human solidarities that exist and emerge across context and scale--solidarities that, in our times, must be consciously stretched out to other species and ecosystems. Notions of compassion, commonality and solidarity are particularly important in the context of climate crisis and social inequalities. Recent waves of exclusionist ideologies, xenophobia, and intergroup enmities cannot be simply seen in culturalist terms, but as intertwined with and informing socio-natural relations. By broadening the notion of the collective by linking inequalities and ecology, Anthropologists will help to raise consciousness, define the problems and the emerging new meaning of a collective good, resilience, wellbeing, care, and exchange. By bringing the issue to the table and by the active engagement we will fulfill the political task of promoting solidarities against hostilities and mobilizing social actors in an effort to make our world a better place to live for all beings and forms of life.