‘When a lack of consensus is more productive’: the importance of diversifying knowledge production

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Climate Crisis Thinking in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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The idea that ‘we’ must build a global consensus to address climate crisis begs the question of who is ‘we’, and what about everyone else? A lack of consensus may be more productive. The notion that action can’t be taken unless ‘everyone’ agrees can have the effect of slowing things down, even when ‘everyone’ only means those voices that dominate international summits. This panel explores how diversity of participants, plurality of worldviews, multiple sites and forms of knowledge-production, disagreements, and multiple overlapping spheres of action may make for a far richer and more robust response to climate crisis.

Discussants

Liana Chua (Anthropology, Cambridge)

Lisa Schipper (ECI, Oxford)

Eiko Soga (Ruskin)

Thandiwe Wilson (Maasai Living Cultures, Taking Care, Digital Innovation and Engagement Project, Pitt Rivers Museum)

Chair: Nayanika Mathur (Anthropology, Oxford)

 

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Image credit: ’Ainu Shuji Kikuchi, Kelp Foraging in Samani’ (2021).


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