當代社會現象中的弱勢團體議題探討-以流浪狗觀察經驗為例

外文標題: 
The exploration and study of the issue of the disadvantaged groups in contemporary social phenomena-A case study of the observation of stray dogs
校院系所: 
中國文化大學 美術學系
指導教授: 
林金標
出版年份: 
2013年
主題類別: 
摘要: 

今日的現代生活周遭中,存在著許多社會的弱勢族群,這些族群之所以成為弱勢,有其發展的必然因素,但,一定包括人類的漠視。弱勢族群有殘疾人士、單親家庭、邊緣人物等,其中動物也常是受人所忽視的,筆者特別感興趣與關注的重心,放在流浪狗這個議題上。狗再成為流浪狗之前,可能是家庭中重要的一份子,受到喜愛與照顧,當牠成為流浪狗之後,牠的命運直轉及下,成為人類不負責任下的犧牲品。
人類真的有權力,只憑自我的當下愛好與憎惡就決定動物的命運與生存權利,這個議題當然值得深思。筆者藉由流浪狗的系列創作來呼籲大眾,反思自己當下的日常生活,對於自己的選擇,所付出的責任,是否有落差?對漠視的行為能不能有所改變,隨手的幫助並不需要過度的詮釋才會有所成就,對自己情感的給予不要過於吝嗇,不因為對象物的身分、地位,都給予同等值得尊重,那種態度是相互的,但也是現代人最欠缺的。

外文摘要: 

All over the living environment around us nowadays exist numerous socially disadvantaged minorities. There are various necessary factors leading to such social disadvantages; however, human indifference is definitely one of them. Those socially disadvantaged minorities consist of the disabled, single-parent families, marginalized people, and so forth. Animals, being among the minorities, are usually neglected by humans. Therefore, the issue of stray dogs, which really appealed for my attention, is what I am really concerned about. Before becoming a stray, a dog could play an important part in a family, being loved and taken care of. At the moment when they turn into a stray, their fate begins to whirl down upon them, finally, making them sacrifices for human irresponsibility.
The controversy over if humans have the power to decide the fate of the animals and their rights to life, only depending on their likes or dislikes, is worth thinking. With the works on the topic of stray dogs, I try to call for rethinking about our daily life to figure out if there is a gap between the choices we made and the responsibility needed for them and to change our indifferent behaviors. There is no need for overstating a readily help as a splendid achievement. We should be more generous with the emotional supports and, on an equal basis, respect those of different statuses and backgrounds. Attitudes of this sort are mutual but lacked by modern people.