Storied Residence and Restorative Justice: a Study on the Foodscapes and Eco-Spirituality of Tayal’S B’Bu Area

Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology

Description

The study aims to follow the research outcome of early study on Tsou tribe’s spiritual landscape and the concept of home by shifting the focus on the other tribe, Tayal. The purpose is to seek the adaptive strategy from constructing Tayal’s traditional knowledge system to cope with the rapid changing Tayal society. Particularly, the study wants to explore how traditional values and ecological spirituality can help to retain the cultural vitality when facing rapid social change. Besides, how do they restore the justice and establish the dialogue within and amongst different social groups? Rolston Homes III’s conception of “storied residence” is employed as a theoretical framework to look at these issues. Participatory methodologies including community mapping, walking workshops, and discourse analysis of policy making are the main methods. B’bu (the back mountains of Jianshi, Hsin-Chu county) which encompass two traditional water basins, Knazi and Mrqwang is the main study area. Overall, the study aims to explore the resilience mechanism of B’bu as a socio-ecological system from the perspectives of ecological spirituality and foodscapes.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/1712/31/17