Topical Collection "Digital Processes in Social, Cultural and Ecological Conservation"
A topical collection in Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
2. Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences – CICS.UAc/ CICS.NOVA.UAc, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
3. Interdisciplinary Centre for Childhood and Adolescence – NICA – UAc, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Interests: teaching sociology; sociology of education; sociology of organizations; Society 5.0; scientific communication
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“In confronting the challenges we face as a species on this planet, thinking deeply about conservation and what we want to conserve takes on new meaning and may point a way forward” (Howard et al., 2020, p. 2). The digital dimension is currently unavoidable and takes on an increasing centrality in social life, with digital literacy being a critical competence. This Topical Collection, “Digital Processes in Social, Cultural, and Ecological Conservation”, seeks to be a privileged space for framing, discussing, assessing, and reflecting on the implications of technology and digital culture, as elements which are increasingly present in contemporary societies and which are relevant in the reconfiguration of the reference contexts of human action and in shaping the relationships between human and nonhuman actors, in the polyhedral conservation process, expression of interdependent relationships between nature and culture—not limited to the conservation of wilderness, but including human beings in this process—imbricated in a conception of nature as a source of values, marked by the polarization between the intrinsic value of nature and the subsumption of values that are natural to economic values.
Thus, contributions of potential authors are welcome on the aspects that shape the articulation between the complex and polyhedral processes of the digitalization of society and conservation in their various components and dimensions, namely, the social, cultural, ecological, political,l and economic ones, developed from a stance that favors the perspectives of social sciences and environmental sciences, emphasizing, however, a plural scientific project centered on interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity.
Howard, P., Corbett, M., Burke-Saulnier, A. and Young, D. 2020. Education futures: conservation and change. Paper commissioned for the UNESCO Futures of Education report (forthcoming, 2021).
Without being exhaustive in this indication:
- Digital and conservation management
- (Socio)environment conservation, sustainability, and digital mobilization
- Conservation governing in a digital society
- Digital conservation
- Digital innovation in conservation processes
- Digital technologies and tools on conservation
- Ethical and technical challenges in conservation and digital methods application
- Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conservation activities
- Conservation and digital opportunities
- Conservation projects management and their regulation in digital environments
The purpose of this topical collection is to contribute to the development of the state-of-the-art in this research area, whether in a more practical or a more theoretical way, through the publication of manuscripts of different types, based on a solidly supported argumentation, in the form of research article, review, comment or original reasoned reflection in diverse contexts.
Dr. Sandro Serpa
Prof. Carlos Miguel Ferreira
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