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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Etienne Benson Abstract The fact that industrial infrastructures are embedded in complex environments animated by unexpected agencies is often invisible to their users—at least those who live in rich, industrialized societies with reliable systems for distributing water, power, and other goods and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material, matter more alive. This essay suggests that the development of sentience in the Phanerozoic eon exerted an emergent, autonomous influence on the interaction of minerals and life. Conscious human agency and its effects on planetary transformation are therefore the culmination of a very long...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
... placed affect at the very centre of contemporary narratives that call for pro-environmental beliefs and behaviours. A critical public-feelings framework is used to explore these issues and trace their passage from the private and intimate, where they risk remaining denuded of agency, and into the public...
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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 2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Salgado's Genesis (2013), a monumental collection of photographs that promises a journey “to the beginnings of our planet,” confronting the viewer with the dimension of geological time into which human agency has expanded. Due to the indexicality of photography, the Genesis -project has to approach deep...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
... inextricably enmeshed. What comes of all this thinking is a common account of mutual multispecies vulnerabilities and of collective agencies that recasts the dominant tales of a singular Anthropocene and the conventional human-centred inheritances of a rural Australian place. The valley's white settler...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... way we think about production. Second, it allows for the possibility of agency on the part of farmed animals that includes more than just resistance, disruption, or death. This essay concludes with an ethnographic description of the lives of broiler chickens on a hobby farm in rural Michigan, asking...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 27–51.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Teena Gabrielson Abstract This article examines the visual politics at work in website photographs depicting environmental justice issues in the United States. Based on roughly 580 web-published photos collected from environmental justice organizations, the Environmental Protection Agency, the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
... spatial practices, such as marches across contested zones and ritual processions to sacred sites. Itineraries of conflict enact a semiotic and political resistance to resource grabs conducted by state agencies and powerful corporations, exemplified by the usurpation of tribal lands rich in iron ore, coal...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... colonialism and capitalism, scramble conventional understandings of time, agency, and ontological categorization. Sasha Litvintseva, for example, grapples with the temporality of asbestos, noting the “unfolding of the deferred yet certain effects of asbestos on the toxic body and the unpayable debt owed to it...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Western anthropology. What we are dealing with instead are distributions of agencies with which we are all entangled in ways which are highly controversial and the reactions to which are almost always highly counterintuitive. Or to put it in my language, the world is not made of “matters of fact” but...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Myers Natasha . “ Involutionary Momentum: Affective Ecologies and the Sciences of Plant/Insect Encounters .” Differences 23 , no. 3 ( 2012 ): 74 – 118 . Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency . “ Challenges of Space Anthropology 2014–2015 .” repository.exst.jaxa.jp/dspace/bitstream/a-is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 240–244.
Published: 01 November 2016
... . Bastian Michelle . “ Inventing Nature: Re-writing Time and Agency in a More-than-Human World .” Australian Humanities Review 47 ( 2009 ): 99 – 116 . Berger Peter , and Luckmann Thomas . The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge . New York...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 338–342.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the switch of a button, implying that the human is in control; but at the same time, they seem to obfuscate human presence in quite an ironic way. Indeed, the absence of humans in this choreography is an ironic homage to the anthropos as a catastrophic planetary agency doomed to bring about its own...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
... recent theoretical work that foregrounds the agency of nonhuman things is pitched against what came before, the linguistic turn and discursive cultural studies. 9 In light of this, my focus on rhetorical speech acts, a stage performance, and the materiality and agency of the coal ash within the same...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... temporal torsions of anthropogenic climate change, in which time and agency are both radically dispersed and decentred. Climate change lacks a centre or moment of origin; it unfolds erratically, in ways that are inconsistently distributed and more often discreet than spectacular (“slow violence” is Rob...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ranged from “Literary Modes of the Anthropocene” to “Cultural Landscapes and Narratives,” “Non-Human Agencies,” “Medial Images,” “Proto-Ecological Discourses,” and “Critical Theory.” A geologist debated the concept of the Anthropocene with a literary scholar, pointing to the urgent need for more...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., between our status as agents and our identities as beings. It thus leaves little room for practices or postures that are not immediately rolled into identity—or for an understanding of action that is not embroiled in intention, agency, and aim. Furthermore, in the paradigm advocated by both the Moral...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 May 2017
... attachment may be temporary. It might be a woman’s gift to the man she wants to become more attached to, so it has an agency through which they both pass on their way to other destinies. Comparison to other cultures can highlight the parochial nature of philosophies of being and of identity. For example...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the earth in which multiple realities and multiple more-than-human agencies are at play. 4 And now Francis, our first Latin American pope, could also be seen as introducing contentious objects and subjects to Catholicism and to global ecological politics alike, through his encyclical letter on...