CFP: “Invasiveness: Knowledges, Constructions and Representations of Invasive Species” for the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES 2020) Congress in Croatia (October 7-11, 2020)

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Dear all:

Please consider joining and share your research and/or experience on invasive species to our panel: “Invasiveness: Knowledges, Constructions and Representations of Invasive Species” for the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES 2020) Congress in Croatia (October 7-11, 2020).

Deadline for paper proposals: 23rd March 2020

Conveners:
Rui M, Sá, PhD- CAPP/ISCSP- University of Lisbon, PT
Rajindra Puri, PHD- Centre for Biocultural Diversity, University of Kent, UK

Panel Abstract:
Invasive and alien species (IAS) are recognized as one the main causes of biodiversity change and loss today, as well as a threat to livelihoods and food security of biodiversity dependent societies around the world. In this context of global biodiversity change and other environmental crises: how is anthropology, intellectually and practically, dealing with biological invasions? Departing from the concept of invasiveness and the dichotomy of local versus non-local, this panel seeks contributions about invasive species and how they are changing, shaping or transforming perceptions, identities, landscapes, histories, and ecologies, thus creating new knowledge, new narratives and new practices. How might invasive species be entangled with the economy, health, and traditional ecological knowledge? How does anthropology stand before this next-generation challenge? How can a better surveillance and monitoring system be designed that includes people’s observations and responses to invasive species? What are the strategies used by different actors to manage and control the invasion? Contributions could be empirical, methodological and/or theoretical, from different latitudes and temporal timeframes, but must explore the dynamics posed by biological invasions. The purpose of this panel is to debate new approaches and share finished, current or ongoing projects through an optic focused on the invasive species.
Abstracts to be submitted directly via IUAES 2020 website: https://iuaes2020.conventuscredo.hr/abstract-submission/
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me: ruimoutinhosa@gmail.com.

Please feel free to share as well.

Rui and Raj

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