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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 414–432.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Philip Hüpkes; Gabriele Dürbeck Abstract This article focuses on an important aspect of aesthetics in the context of the Anthropocene: the situatedness of aesthetic techniques and operations within earth’s (changing) materiality. Aesthetics is not only a way of making sensible but also contributes...
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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 (2015) 6 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to the Anthropocene, Plantationocene, or Capitalocene have to do with scale, rate/speed, synchronicity, and complexity. The constant question when considering systemic phenomena has to be, when do changes in degree become changes in kind, and what are the effects of bioculturally, biotechnically, biopolitically...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to address the concept of the Anthropocene? We have, quite intentionally, included essays that vary with regard to materials and approaches. What they share is a concern with the challenges of representing a concept at once wholly abstract and alarmingly material in aesthetically, rhetorically...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... generated by the Apollo Space missions as the characteristic form of planetary mediation during the late twentieth century, and argue that our current emergence into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, calls for radically different representational strategies. Whole Earth images draw their strength...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Thomas M. Lekan Abstract This essay offers a postcolonial critique of recent environmentalist literature and exhibitions that frame the Anthropocene using the NASA Apollo mission's Earthrise (1968) and Blue Marble (1972) photographs from space. Building on the work of Dennis Cosgrove and Donna...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lesley Instone; Affrica Taylor Abstract Modes of thinking matter. In this article we engage with the figure of the Anthropocene as the impetus for rethinking the messy environmental legacies of Australian settler colonialism that we have inherited. We do this rethinking in a small rural valley...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the implications of ME for the environmental humanities in general and for Anthropocene narratives in particular. ME relies on non-Darwinian evolutionary principles. In common with other branches of Earth system science, it also destabilizes prevailing ontological categories. Life becomes more material, matter...
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Environmental Humanities (2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
... millions of years. The loss of wildness thus elicits a loss of harmony. I consider these Anthropocene interpretations of silence, noise and dissonance by comparing the environmentalist concerns of Krause with responses to the Listening to Birds project—an anthropological investigation of bird sounds...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that is the focus of the narrative and gives the book its title. Timothy Morton has argued that because we live in the Anthropocene we can no longer understand history as exclusively human. Pendell's “Chronicle of the Collapse” suggests that the same is true for storytelling, offering readers the story...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., delving into its history, its epistemological preconditions, and its representational capacity. In this essay, I suggest a connection between this attraction to a supposedly outdated medium and the representational challenges raised by the model of the Anthropocene. A first example offers Sebastião...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 256–262.
Published: 01 November 2016
... be! 1 My central argument is that this cry stems from Pope Francis’s charism as a priest and prophet in the epoch of the Anthropocene. 2 The rhetoric of “irreversible changes” to the earth that is implied by the idea of the Anthropocene has struck a cultural chord way beyond its original geologic...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Noel Castree Abstract “The Anthropocene” is now a buzzword in international geoscience circles and commanding the attention of various social scientists and humanists. Once a trickle, I review what is now a growing stream of publications authored by humanists about the Holocene's proclaimed end. I...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... as material, underscoring the entanglement of human representations of the sea with the very substance of oceans themselves. Davis and Turpin write in Art in the Anthropocene that, “the concept and practice of art has moved increasingly to consider the material configuration of the world.” 22...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 233–238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and is not altered or transformed. To the dismay of those who first proposed it, the Anthropocene is being reframed as an event to be celebrated rather than lamented and feared. 1 Instead of final proof of the damage done by techno-industrial hubris, the ‘ecomodernists' welcome the new epoch as a sign...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Nina Lykke Abstract With a focus on global cancer epidemics, the article discusses biopolitics in the Anthropocene against the background of a notion of dual governmentality, implying that efforts to make populations live and tendencies to let them die are intertwined. The conceptualization...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Nicole Welk-Joerger Abstract Since Eugene Stoermer and Paul Crutzen popularized the concept the “Anthropocene” in 2000, scholars from many disciplines have taken up and adapted the term to better account for multiple worldviews and environmentalist strategies. However, such attempts have not solved...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Bradley M. Jones Abstract This article explores the cultivation of life in ruins. At the foothills of Appalachia, I focus on a permaculture farmer—Sally of Clearwater Creek—fostering arts of (making a) living on a damaged planet. Ethnography in the Anthropocene requires tending and attending...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 467–476.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., the arts and the spiritual world, make a call to rethink from its basis the way in which we inhabit “the human” and its place in the history of the Earth. Our call emerges in response to the Anthropocene, a notion proposed recently by the Subcommittee on Stratigraphy of the International Quaternary Union...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 465–466.
Published: 01 November 2019
... actuales, futuros posibles” (“The Anthropocene in Chile: Current Challenges, Possible Futures”), the thinkshop had the explicit aim of producing a manifesto about the Anthropocene in Chile. We were aware of the challenges of the genre. From the Latin manifestare , or “making public,” manifestos...