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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Laurel Peacock Abstract This article focuses on three collections of poetry by California poet Brenda Hillman, Cascadia, Practical Water, and Pieces of Air in the Epic, reading for the ways in which the poems model an affective interrelation between human and environment. These three works each...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Michael Richardson Abstract The climate catastrophe to come is traumatically affecting, whether in its micro and macro manifestations, in the threat it poses to existing ways of life, in its upending of entrenched understandings of the workings of the world, or in the injury it is doing to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 May 2018
... on history, which is itself contingent on other species, on “the various webs of domestication in which we humans have entangled ourselves.” 6 These webs of domestication structure not only consumption and labor practices but also intimacy and affect. Tsing, writing about the historical...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alex Lockwood Abstract In the fiftieth year since the publication of Silent Spring, the importance of Rachel Carson's work can be measured in its affective influence on contemporary environmental writing across the humanities. The ground broken by Silent Spring in creating new forms of writing has...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ecocriticism and from affect theory—particularly Ben Anderson's “affective atmospheres,” Sianne Ngai's “tone,” and Sara Ahmed's characterization of affect as “sticky”—and develop the notion of affective agency to describe the impacts generated by environments and objects at this national memory site. I assess...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 May 2016
... process only the potential to meet preexisting human desires. I argue for expanding the logic of “information problems” to consider how affects as well as information flow alongside materialities in cycles of production and consumption. Rather than seeing consumer “preferences” as desires inherent in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Sophie Chao Abstract The palm oil sector is widely associated with the destruction of the environment in the pursuit of profit. Drawing from fieldwork in an oil palm concession in Riau, Sumatra, I highlight a heretofore unexplored dimension of the agribusiness nexus—the affective attachments of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... can be psychogeographical “hotspots”). Displacement from, or loss of, home/land/place/nature—driven by one means or another (economic, conflict, environmental degradations)—can be a looming presence in everyday life. Resulting emotions and affective traces can suffuse through and cleave to materiality...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 473–500.
Published: 01 November 2018
... actions that resulted from readers’ heightened consciousness reveal that awareness is only as valuable as the cultural messages about efficacious action that are in circulation. Moreover, the affective responses of many readers suggest that most works of climate fiction are leading readers to associate...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... past and future. As a literary analysis, this paper brings out new aspects of scientific figures. Instead of focusing on the data these graphs communicate, it reveals how formal choices in presentation affect meaning and how scientific figures structure, articulate, and inform our experience of time...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 May 2016
... forth new possibilities for responsible, affective and ethical co-habitations. Copyright: © Pacini-Ketchabaw and Nxumalo 2015 2015 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This license permits use and distribution of the article for...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Susie Hatmaker Abstract This paper investigates the largest flood of coal ash in United States history as an event at once monumental and insignificant. It traces affective forces generative of both the ash, and its invisibility. In the moment of rupture, the ash flowed out of a large holding pond...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... queer environmentalism predicated less on intentional, direct(ed) investment than on ambient affects, impersonal futures, and nonteleological practices of care. Copyright © 2017 Sarah Ensor 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 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 (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 194–215.
Published: 01 May 2019
... reclaimed by activists engaged in a project of governance from below. This essay begins by exploring how the entwinement of fascist biopolitics and the chemical industry that occurred at the Ex-SNIA from the 1920s to the 1950s affected human and nonhuman bodies. Building on insights from feminist science...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 216–238.
Published: 01 May 2019
... deploying close readings, Straube discusses the affects represented in the video installation Act on Instinct (2013) by Elin Magnusson, a sequence of the film Something Must Break (2014) by Ester Martin Bergsmark, and blog entries from the “Lyme Series” by the late trans activist Leslie Feinberg. Through...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 137–151.
Published: 01 May 2019
... important dimension of Anthropocene experience itself. © 2019 Hugo Reinert 2019 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). toxicity colonialism retroactive shock anthropocenic affect The global diffusion of synthetic materials is one...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 343–347.
Published: 01 May 2018
... mattering of wit(h)nessing . Wit(h)nessing is a word-concept seeded in ideas of co-poiesis by feminist theorist of affect, visual artist, and psychoanalyst Bracha Ettinger. 1 She writes that each of us is already in relationship before any assumption of an independent subjectivity—an I —is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 307–311.
Published: 01 May 2014
... marked by irregular and uncertain boundaries. Furthermore, memory and emotions are linked; events are not disconnected from feelings. 1 With a view to unpacking these distinctions, we might revisit the multifarious links between memory, thinking and affect. Variously conceived, our environments “are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 242–246.
Published: 01 May 2019
... point for me as an environmental humanities scholar and a disabled woman. Hull gives us space to think about the affective ties between disability (visible and invisible) and ravaged environments. In this brief entry, I give shape to these affective ties by exploring the relation between physical...