Wit(H)Nessing The Catastrophe: More-Than-Human Politics And Anthropology In The Anthropocene

Boztepe, Zeynep Selcen (2023) Wit(H)Nessing The Catastrophe: More-Than-Human Politics And Anthropology In The Anthropocene. [Thesis]

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Acknowledging the characteristics and complexities of the environmental catastrophe of the Anthropocene, this thesis aims to focus on the politics of witnessing by theorizing more-than-human perspectives of it. Calling this the theory of wit(h)nessing and describing it as an unfolding experience, this thesis discovers the literature on witnessing by interpreting it through the anthropology of more-thanhuman and theories of ontological anthropology. Focusing on the literature that explains and builds ethics through the events of Shoah, the thesis proposes to define an ethics of the catastrophe of Anthropocene and through the theory of wit(h)nessing aims to define an ethics that considers vulnerability and response-ability. Further aiming to define what a political animal is, through this ethics, this thesis aims to define and figure ways of living well together, of the possibilities of more-than-human politics through wit(h)nessing.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: more-than-human, politics of witnessing, Anthropocene, environmental catastrophe, anthropology. -- insan-sonrası, tanıklık siyaseti, Antroposen, çevre felaketi, antropoloji
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dila Günay
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 14:39
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 14:39
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/48736

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