Book Launch: Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous philosophy, the environment and relationships

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Tuesday 7 December 2021
10.00 - 11.15am (AEDT)

Online (Zoom)

Join us for a rich discussion as leading environmental scholars highlight the value Indigenous philosophies have for solving global environmental problems as we launch Christine Winter’s new book.

To whom (and what) do we owe responsibilities of justice? What happens to ideas of intergenerational and environmental justice if we drop the fiction of individualism? Are there conceptions of time and space beyond progress and resources that assist us conceive of justice for the future? Why is the decolonisation of theory and politics important for the future of the planet and as a matter of justice?

To launch Postdoctoral Fellow Christine Winter’s new book, Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous philosophy, the environment and relationships, we invite you to join Christine and three key scholars, each of whom have contributed significantly to this research, as they challenge mainstream western ideas of intergenerational environmental justice in a manner that privileges Indigenous philosophies.


Christine Winter is a lecturer in the Department of Government & International Relations at the University of Sydney and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sydney Environment Institute. Her research focuses on intergenerational, Indigenous environmental and multispecies justice. Drawing on her Anglo-Celtic-Māori cultural heritage she is interested in decolonising political theory by identifying key epistemological and ontological assumptions that are incompatible with Indigenous philosophies. Christine has just published her first book, Subjects of Intergenerational Justice: Indigenous philosophy, the environment and relationships available to purchase now.

Joni Adamson is President’s Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She writes on the centrality of the environmental humanities to the sustainability sciences, the design of desirable futures, climate fiction and film, Indigenous literatures and scientific literacies, the rights of nature movement, and the food justice movement.

David Schlosberg (Chair) is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Sydney Environment Institute. His work focuses on contemporary environmental and environmental justice movements, environment and everyday life, and climate adaptation planning and policy.

Krushil Watene is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities Media and Creative Comm at Massey University. She researches moral and political philosophy and is interested in concepts of equality, community, freedom, and rights. Krushil is interested in how we improve people’s lives (well-being) and how we make society and the world just (social and global justice). She is also interested in the contribution of Māori justice concepts to global justice theorising, as well as Māori and Pasifika health and development policies.