Scary nature? Biophobia as justification of the necessity of hunting Cover Image

Przyroda groźna? Biofobia jako usprawiedliwienie konieczności polowań
Scary nature? Biophobia as justification of the necessity of hunting

Author(s): Hanna Mamzer
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Human Ecology, Sociobiology, Political Ecology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: biophilia; biophobia; biopolitics; hunting; manipulation

Summary/Abstract: The feeling of security is one of the basic human needs and its disruption evokes reactions towards re‑gaining the state of comfort. In order to get it, humans are willing to accept radical procedures proposed by the government and other groups/institutions of power. In contemporary Polish socio‑cultural reality this manipulation method is used to justify the need of hunting which is claimed to be a method of managing threats associated with the natural environment. Clearly this is manipulation serving individual interests of lobbing groups and has nothing to do with sustainable development rules. Creating biophobia with the use of the Foucauldian power‑knowledge tool is contradictory towards biophilia – indicated by E. Wilson as a human need to create bonds with the natural environment.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 149-161
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish
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