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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 3. Swale is activated by its intermittent connections to adjacent landscapes. Courtesy of Mary Mattingly. Figure 3. Swale is activated by its intermittent connections to adjacent landscapes. Courtesy of Mary Mattingly. More
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 1. A healthy baby’s rest and activity periods during the first 26 weeks of life. Horizontal lines represent sleep; breaks represent wakefulness. Left axis lists weeks from birth; right axis lists percentage of time sleeping; bottom axis lists time of day. From Nathaniel Kleitman, Sleep More
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Environmental Humanities (2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Andrew Whitehouse Abstract Ever since Rachel Carson predicted a “silent spring” environmentalists have been carefully and anxiously listening to birds. More recently the musician and scientist Bernie Krause has examined the effects of human activity on avian soundscapes throughout the world. He...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Figure 1. A healthy baby’s rest and activity periods during the first 26 weeks of life. Horizontal lines represent sleep; breaks represent wakefulness. Left axis lists weeks from birth; right axis lists percentage of time sleeping; bottom axis lists time of day. From Nathaniel Kleitman, Sleep...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
... win their trust, Wiseman is able to shock his spectators. With interviews and consideration of the semiotic content of Uranium, I explore possibilities for activation of ecological consciousness through performing arts. Building on the shared ideas of Heinrich von Kleist, Gregory Bateson, and Thomas...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that construct a similar narrative of the story of meat—Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, Susan Bourette's Meat, a Love Story, and Scott Gold's The Shameless Carnivore —reveals an attempt by these authors to naturalize what is essentially an economic and lifestyle activity. Working within a...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
... level of activity—industrial agriculture and the swiftly ensuing industrial revolution—crosses into an entirely new level of planetary force and, following from that, an uncanny recognition of this force. This essay argues that the Oedipal logic is embedded in the technical, logistical and philosophical...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (2016) 8 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2016
... argument through engagement with two sites. One concerns the inscription of human activities in volcanic rock, the second the embodiment of isotopes in living beings. These examples raise questions about the multiple scales of geosociality, which intertwine biography and Earth “itself.” Copyright © 2016...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 May 2013
... her work into dialogue with some of my Australian Aboriginal teachers. More specifically, I focus on developing an enlarged account of active listening, considering it as the work participants engage in as they inter-act with other sentient creatures. I take a country or place based perspective...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... sea. Meanwhile, earthworms active in the “artificial earth” of the reclamation undermine and bury objects such as lost coins and cigarette butts, causing them to subside into the earth at a rate of a few millimeters a year. Haunting the essay are the specters of rising and falling sea levels and my...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the problems that motivated the creation of the analytic in the first place: convincing lay individuals to actively respond to anthropogenic environmental change. Climate change denial persists, even within the rural and agricultural communities most affected by these environmental changes. These same...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 May 2019
... endocrine disrupting chemicals. By focusing on the “outside” that is “inside,” the poems draw attention to the coextensive and intra-active nature of the body with its environment and the consequent implications for linking the human to the nonhuman and the personal to the global in environmental ethics...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 194–215.
Published: 01 May 2019
... points to the transformation of dominant regimes of property and governance, while also challenging approaches to the commons that rely on the distinction between active human collectives and malleable resources. At first the lake looked like a postdisaster zone. Pictures from the early 1990s show a...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 204–229.
Published: 01 November 2017
... which the most aggressive have been varieties of amaranth, mutated and evolved resistance to the herbicide. We explore how, due to this “biological” resistance of so-called super weeds, human anti-RR-soy activism has picked up, and how both kinds of resistance are interconnected. In exploring human...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 257–272.
Published: 01 May 2018
... degradation, and the precarity of herding livelihoods has been a factor accelerating urbanization. Most recently, the intensification of mining activity has been a particular source of social and economic change. These contexts have led to a political and religious reevaluation of human relationships with the...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of massive magma extrusions about 1.9 billion years ago linked to the ascendance of multicellular life; volcanism present in the East African Rift during pivotal phases of human evolution; and the volcanic activity of the early-mid Holocene viewed as a contextual factor in the emergence of ancient...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Scott Hicks Abstract This article blurs the boundaries of literature, agriculture, public history, grassroots political activism, and public policymaking in order to problematize the current eco-cosmopolitan trajectory of ecocritical theory, a trajectory promulgated by Ursula K. Heise in important...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Michael Adams Abstract Hunting is a controversial activity in Australia, and much debated in international research. Positions range from ‘the first hunters were the first humans’ to the ‘meat is murder’ argument. There is, however, very little research on non-Indigenous hunting in Australia...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 388–405.
Published: 01 May 2020
... concern, they can also feed into the creation of ritual practices of penitential mourning in ways that enable a collective grieving process poised to activate an ecosocial transformation. The authors consider the implications of grief and mourning—and of not mourning—in what can be seen as not only a...