Ecological justice for nature in critical systems thinking

Stephens, Anne, Taket, Ann, and Gagliano, Monica (2018) Ecological justice for nature in critical systems thinking. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. (In Press)

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Abstract

The authors of this paper provide a brief overview of the rights‐based literature that has been used to produce mechanisms to acknowledge non‐human agency in critical systems thinking (CST). With consideration of recent studies of plant cognition, we propose that by recasting CST's underlying commitments, we may produce new ontologies and new ways of working with the embedded stakeholders of socioecological systems. While the discursive shifts are simple, to recast ‘social awareness’ as ‘socioecological awareness’ and ‘human emancipation’ to ‘emancipation’, these changes open up the boundaries, scope and relevance of practice. We see this as a second turn and the next important movement in CST.

Item ID: 54710
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: critical systems thinking, feminist systems thinking, pluralism, anthropromorphism, plant sentience
ISSN: 1099-1743
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2018 00:13
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160802 Environmental Sociology @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 40%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940110 Environmental Services @ 60%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities @ 20%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940116 Social Class and Inequalities @ 20%
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