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dc.contributor.advisorHokowhitu, Brendan
dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Linda Tuhiwai
dc.contributor.authorGray-Sharp, Katarina
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-29T23:35:03Z
dc.date.available2021-03-29T23:35:03Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationGray-Sharp, K. (2021). My responsibility in the face of mass extinction (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14209en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14209
dc.description.abstractExtinction is the “irreversible condition of a species or other group of organisms having no living representatives in the wild, which follows the death of the last surviving individual of that species or group” (Hine and Martin 2015g, para. 1). Mass extinctions are extinctions of the greatest magnitude, occurring “when many diverse groups of organisms become extinct over short periods of time” (Condie 2011, 250). These “are not step-events but rather a step into a prolonged alternative global ecosystem state” (Hull 2015, R941). Five mass extinctions have previously been recorded. A sixth has begun. Humans are the cause of the latest episode. This thesis develops an Indigenous, non-agential conception of responsibility for considering an ethical problem of wide consequence. Founded in mātauranga Māori and recalling the work of Emmanuel Levinas, it applies Kaupapa Māori autoethnography, narrative, and conceptual analyses alongside exegeses and a replication study. Investigations of responsibility across various positions are encountered: those found in place and polity, those made as visitor and the commanded, those gifted as inherited erudition and in the suffering-with. Now facing the last structural violence, what is my responsibility?
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dc.language.isoen
dc.language.isomi
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectautoethnography
dc.subjectbiodiversity
dc.subjectmass extinction
dc.subjectIndigenous
dc.subjectLevinas
dc.subjectMāori
dc.subjectresponsibility
dc.subjectstructural violence
dc.subject.lcshMass extinctions -- Moral and ethical aspects -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshEthnology -- New Zealand -- Authorship
dc.subject.lcshLévinas, Emmanuel -- Ethics
dc.subject.lcshMaori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs
dc.subject.lcshNew Zealand -- Race relations -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.subject.lcshMinorities -- Violence against -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshPolitical violence
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism -- New Zealand
dc.titleMy responsibility in the face of mass extinction
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.updated2021-03-28T23:10:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.maoriTikanga
dc.subject.maoriMatatika
dc.subject.maoriTūkinotanga


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