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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
... focus on a traditional element (earth, water, air) in order to explore its co-constitution with the human, treating the element as active, or, in Jane Bennett's term, “vibrant matter.” In the Anthropocene, it is no longer an “intentional fallacy” to attribute human emotions to the environment or its...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to address the concept of the Anthropocene? We have, quite intentionally, included essays that vary with regard to materials and approaches. What they share is a concern with the challenges of representing a concept at once wholly abstract and alarmingly material in aesthetically, rhetorically, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... generated by the Apollo Space missions as the characteristic form of planetary mediation during the late twentieth century, and argue that our current emergence into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, calls for radically different representational strategies. Whole Earth images draw their strength...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Thomas M. Lekan Abstract This essay offers a postcolonial critique of recent environmentalist literature and exhibitions that frame the Anthropocene using the NASA Apollo mission's Earthrise (1968) and Blue Marble (1972) photographs from space. Building on the work of Dennis Cosgrove and Donna...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that is the focus of the narrative and gives the book its title. Timothy Morton has argued that because we live in the Anthropocene we can no longer understand history as exclusively human. Pendell's “Chronicle of the Collapse” suggests that the same is true for storytelling, offering readers the story...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... about naming relevant to the Anthropocene, Plantationocene, or Capitalocene have to do with scale, rate/speed, synchronicity, and complexity. The constant question when considering systemic phenomena has to be, when do changes in degree become changes in kind, and what are the effects of bioculturally...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., delving into its history, its epistemological preconditions, and its representational capacity. In this essay, I suggest a connection between this attraction to a supposedly outdated medium and the representational challenges raised by the model of the Anthropocene. A first example offers Sebastião...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Noel Castree Abstract “The Anthropocene” is now a buzzword in international geoscience circles and commanding the attention of various social scientists and humanists. Once a trickle, I review what is now a growing stream of publications authored by humanists about the Holocene's proclaimed end. I...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
... millions of years. The loss of wildness thus elicits a loss of harmony. I consider these Anthropocene interpretations of silence, noise and dissonance by comparing the environmentalist concerns of Krause with responses to the Listening to Birds project—an anthropological investigation of bird sounds. These...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lesley Instone; Affrica Taylor Abstract Modes of thinking matter. In this article we engage with the figure of the Anthropocene as the impetus for rethinking the messy environmental legacies of Australian settler colonialism that we have inherited. We do this rethinking in a small rural valley...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... threatening sea. 1 Hokusai's image has thus lately been leveraged into commentaries upon the Anthropocene —a provocative, and, so far, unofficial, geological term that postulates that humans ( anthropos ) have come to have significant deleterious effects on planetary ecosystems, effects that can be...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 233–238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... altered or transformed. To the dismay of those who first proposed it, the Anthropocene is being reframed as an event to be celebrated rather than lamented and feared. 1 Instead of final proof of the damage done by techno-industrial hubris, the ‘ecomodernists' welcome the new epoch as a sign of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the implications of ME for the environmental humanities in general and for Anthropocene narratives in particular. ME relies on non-Darwinian evolutionary principles. In common with other branches of Earth system science, it also destabilizes prevailing ontological categories. Life becomes more...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 256–262.
Published: 01 November 2016
...! 1 My central argument is that this cry stems from Pope Francis’s charism as a priest and prophet in the epoch of the Anthropocene. 2 The rhetoric of “irreversible changes” to the earth that is implied by the idea of the Anthropocene has struck a cultural chord way beyond its original geologic...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... stories from isolated places, and the mysteriously mutilated corpses of deer considers the significance of encounters with this phantasm for recent debates surrounding the proper understanding of the beginning of the Anthropocene and the implications of this for our sense time and responsibility. In this...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
... enchantment and the role of art in exploring this relationship. Concepts that enfold deep time and ecology like the Anthropocene and Timothy Morton’s “mesh” have the power to enchant because, in Mark A. Schneider’s terms, they expose us to “something both real and at the same time uncanny, weird, mysterious...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... by literary, social, and cultural theorists. This discussion has certainly been buoyed by its association with the Anthropocene epoch, which for many can definitively be said to have begun with that first atomic detonation in 1945. 3 A further reason for focusing on high-level radioactive waste (I...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... there. We connect our irritations and speculations with the Anthropocene precisely as a way of summoning the multiple violences, many of them of planetary reach, that have to be denounced when situating our knowledge practices in Puchuncaví. Thinking about the ethico-political challenges of research in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
... rearticulate scientific data as innovative multispecies stories. © 2018 Katey Castellano 2018 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Anthropocene anthropomorphism wildlife ethics conservation multispecies Leanne Allison...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Nicole Welk-Joerger Abstract Since Eugene Stoermer and Paul Crutzen popularized the concept the “Anthropocene” in 2000, scholars from many disciplines have taken up and adapted the term to better account for multiple worldviews and environmentalist strategies. However, such attempts have not solved...