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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 2014) 5 (1): 125–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... zoological imagination by enhancing and deepening our capacity for 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...
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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 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 2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
....” Ethology defines bodies, animals, or humans by the affects they are capable of, and “the approach is no less 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...
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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 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): 191–202.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jennifer Hamilton Abstract This is an experimental review essay responding to Michael Marder's Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013). The essay departs from the ordinary structure of comparing three books on a similar theme. Instead three of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... other media employed there, we identify relations to land that, far from being limited to the period of R. ponticum’ s “escape” into the Scottish countryside, continue in present-day projects of eradication. This yields critical visual strategies for a gentler, more experimental re-mediation of R...
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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 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
... shift our understanding of our affective relationship to the environment. Linguistic experimentation can shift awareness toward an understanding of the link between “what it felt like to have been a subject” and “what it felt like to have been earth” 1 as well as what it feels like now to be...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... corporate actors to oil palm seeds. I begin by describing how nursery workers in their everyday practices adopt the role of motherly caregivers to seeds as their cherished “babies.” I then explore how scientists conceive experimental breeding as a way of caring for the future of plants and the planet. This...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 196–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Max Ritts; John Shiga Abstract Throughout the Cold War, the US Navy aggressively explored the sound-making and sound-detecting capacities of cetaceans to help it retain its supremacy in marine battle space. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises were engaged as animals that “see with sound,” that produce...
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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 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
... apartment. 69 Playing with a traditional experimental ethos embodied by Lorenz and others (who lived with some of the animals they studied), Bussolini and Mukherjea’s lab provides opportunities to make detailed etho-ethnographic observations of cats engaging in daily interactions that a formal laboratory...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... apocalypse as they circulate traumatically in three texts: George Miller’s film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Marina Zurkow’s animation Slurb (2009), and Briohny Doyle’s novel The Island Will Sink (2016). Climate catastrophe, that most threatening yet elusive of hyperobjects, marks and emerges irresistibly from...
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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 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... acute ambivalence: we recoil while we are simultaneously drawn to observe. Dillard pairs fecundity with the adjective rank , characterizes it as “a terrible pressure,” and slaps it with a judgment: “Fecundity is an ugly word for an ugly subject. It is ugly, at least, in the eggy animal world.” 2...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 May 2015
... exists, 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...