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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ethics of animal experimentation, our experiment also considered speculation linking the Xenopus pregnancy test to the extinction of other frogs. Amphibian biologists once hypothesized that Xenopus frogs brought a pathogenic fungus out of Africa. We found that this outbreak narrative projected colonial...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., animals, and objects despite multiple experimental human regimes of elephant care, governance, and organization. The viral creep exceeds the physical and intellectual contexts of human interpretation and control. It reminds us that uncertainty and modes of imaging are always involved when we make sense of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2015
... animals they seek to manage. I do so through a case study of Oregon's efforts to manage the invasive species that are rafting across the Pacific attached to tsunami debris in the wake of the Japanese tsunami of 2011. Focusing on the state's response to a dock that washed ashore on Agate Beach with various...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 125–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the perception, interpretation and sharing of animal lives. What can bi-constructivist ethology draw from the phenomenological tradition? It is not a unidirectional influence: phenomenology has itself long drawn from experimental and theoretical biology to inform its accounts of human experience...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 63–85.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., multispecies ethnography, and postcolonial theory, this essay focuses on the introduction in 1947 of Canadian beavers into the Fuegian archipelago (now considered the region’s most significant environmental problem). The introduction of plant and animal life is bound up in the apparatus of settler colonialism...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., independently of any kind of culture or belief. The experimental sciences have this kind of pride when they are successful, when it becomes possible to say, “Nature has spoken.” But this pride also appears when it is possible for general, one-size-fits-all, judgements to be uttered about the knowledge of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... animal world.” 2 Eating, birthing, proliferating eggs in excess, and dispersing, so many to be met with almost immediate death: a mantis “dribbling out eggs in wet bubbles” or a termite “throbbing and pulsing out rivers of globular eggs.” 3 Of course, humans are animals too, but the excessive...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2012
... intervention in Việt Nam to explore how avian influenza threats challenge long-held understandings of animals' place in the environment and society. In this intervention, poultry farmers collaborated with health workers to illustrate maps of avian flu risks in their communities. Participant-observation of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 May 2018
... all bogus. Their prank, they explained, intended to expose the tendency of trendy academic fads to override both bad facts and bad logic: not only was their paper entirely made up, it also pushed the conflation of humans and animals to seemingly absurd ends, proposing that animals are also the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
... language, informative speech and expletive, and communication and symptom. Building on ideas about metacommunication in animal play, I suggest that both psychic trouble and interactions to ease that trouble might be considered forms of biosemiotic creativity. By loosening and opening up the distinctions...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., Australia and spear fish and harvest invertebrate animals. We add wild plants harvested on shore, and plants we have grown, to feed ourselves. We also hunt on land, at Cloud Range, a rural mountain country place we own, where we hunt rabbits and other animals and harvest wild plant foods. One of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... biopoetry and the encipherment process merely conceptual and methodological experimentations, or do they reflect ecological consciousness and ethical imperative for life? Building on Foucault’s idea of the discourse of nature and Benjamin’s notion of a language of things, I explore how The Xenotext—and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and again I have witnessed how care for some individuals and species translates into suffering and death for others, the ‘violent-care’ of conservation: predators and competitors are culled, expendable animals provide food or enrichment for the endangered, the list goes on. 4 Beyond conservation...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
... valid for us, for human beings, than for animals, because no one knows ahead of time the effects one is capable of; it is a long affair of experimentation, requiring a lasting prudence.” 20 According to this ethology, or practices of manners of being and manners of being affected, these shepherds...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
... new ways of enacting immunity. Scientists writing about helminths are reworking binary, martial models of immunity as the defense of the self to consider immunity as the tolerance, recruitment, and creative experimentation with microbial symbionts. Here immunity is enacted in contrasting multispecies...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and animal biologists, the physiologist, the behaviorist, the meteorologist, the geologist, the physicist, the chemist, and even the sociologist. He poaches from all these and from other established and respected disciplines. It is indeed a major problem for the ecologist, in his own interest, to set...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... animism Hawai‘i ethos worlding witness Unlike the many other seals at home in cold waters, the Hawaiian monk seal ( Monachus schauinslandi ) has taken to life in the tropics ( fig. 1 ). Members of the Monachus lineage, their ancestors evolved in the coastal waters off what is now Turkey and Greece...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Thom van Dooren; Eben Kirksey; Ursula Münster AbstractScholars in the humanities and social sciences are experimenting with novel ways of engaging with worlds around us. Passionate immersion in the lives of fungi, microorganisms, animals, and plants is opening up new understandings, relationships...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 May 2018
... contributing at this very moment to the larger phenomenon of animal (species) death recently termed the “Anthropocene defaunation,” which, Rodolfo Dirzo and colleagues argue, “is not only a conspicuous consequence of human impacts on the planet but also a primary driver of global environmental change in its...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the popularity of raccoons as pets, they introduced them as laboratory animals. Through their experimental studies, these researchers became convinced that “raccoons possessed ideas, a form of thinking more analogous to that of humans and other mammals,” particularly their sense of curiosity and their...