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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 419–437.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... Third, it shows how care emerges from ethical aspirations and concerns, such as those at the core of Mapuche engagements with cultural reclamation and conservation. pdigiminia@uc.cl © 2022 Piergiorgio Di Giminiani 2022 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 July 2023
... plant’s growth. The article argues that, on organic tea plantations, green growth aspires to harness the unruly aspects of nonhuman life to make monocultures more productive. In the process, the nonscalable impulses of vegetal growth, unpredictable interactions with wildlife, and even the potentially...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... But this will involve more practitioners interested in global environmental change operating outside the “usual” arenas, such as established disciplinary conferences and journals. Engaged analysis offers a way to play the inventor-discloser and deconstructor-critic roles in places where knowledge aspires to inform...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 November 2023
... to the region after a decades-long decline in mining activity. As climate change renders regional timber extraction uncertain and mining industry restructuring continues apace, settler prospectors’ homemaking aspirations are turning inward toward domestic spaces of labor—some of the few spaces where...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 438–456.
Published: 01 July 2022
..., “that’s what it means to be a human being.” I couldn’t help but think about the American dream, el sueño americano , as Roberto put it, an aspiration that he, like so many others in Mexico, knew well. Far more important to him, however, was what he called the Mexican dream, el sueño mexicano...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 128–140.
Published: 01 March 2023
... are collaborators from the natural and social sciences who have engaged in nearly a decade of learning together, exploring our shared analytical vocabularies and aspirations while noting the ways that our epistemological approaches diverge. Our work together includes a practice of regular weekly meetings...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 245–254.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Manifesto,” 13-14. The high energy/high consumptive lifestyle of the developed world, far from being called into question, is portrayed as the norm to be aspired to. Since, according to the authors, the per capita impact of a modern standard of living peaks and then finds a balance, the modern production...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (2): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2020
... are reasonably free to question what passes for conventional wisdom in our society. Or at least that is what academia should aspire to be, anyway. As Zerubavel explains, it is our culture, not some immutable law of nature, that focuses our “moral attention” on some things rather than others. 11...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 71–88.
Published: 01 March 2022
... by the much more benign, regenerative possibilities of biomolecular production.” 23 Biology, that is, could allow for limitless growth—something from almost nothing. The RethinkX report is not alone, however, in reigniting this aspiration of limitlessness. As noted by Erik Jönsson, a raft of promissory...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is rearing its head, demanding tribute. The history of the concept runs deep, open to many readings. Here I will parse it as violence, because I think that today this is how sacrifice presents itself most forcefully as a problem. In some forms, sacrifice does aspire to selflessness, to the perfect...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Precarious livelihoods are the edge effects of capitalism, emerging at the margins of market governance. They are riddled with anxieties, certainly, but also often abound with the aspiration of alternative world-making projects. The more-than-human economy at Clearwater Creek manages to live despite...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of new lives, to the capacity to aspire. 33 As the son of poor Andean migrants who arrived in Lima searching for a better life, Walter has struggled financially for decades. His push to change attitudes is certainly driven by hopes of greater demand for his products, but it also reflects a sense...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 324–350.
Published: 01 November 2019
... occupied by an almost totally constructed and incredibly resource-intensive urban cityscape. But which community does this migrating permaculture forest serve? Floating structures and aspirations of self-sufficiency recur in Mattingly’s work, which responds to often-apocalyptic concerns with utopian...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (3): 680–698.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and vanish in a puff of smog—a dystopian turn Martin witnesses toward the conclusion of each of the two episodes. With this extraordinary cancellation of its own erotic premise Hammerschmidt’s early pornographic effort obliges us to reconsider the utopian aspirations underlying recent calls for queer...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 182–201.
Published: 01 March 2022
... people, nor that which the formerly enslaved and Maroons aspired and aspire to, nor the justice Native Americans still seek to this day. Malm’s Marxist perspective on wilderness misses the very concerns, theory, and themes expressed by Maroons. Anticapitalism seems to be the lone answer...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (2): 162–180.
Published: 01 July 2023
... presumed subordinate to their singular agenda. It overturns the ethical feasibility of such a societal model, thus deeming it unworthy of aspiration. For if there is a chance for the survival, much less the flourishing, of Indigenous lives in Australia and beyond, then its accompanying outlook can...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 235–239.
Published: 01 November 2016
... stag beetle and I were zombies: well-fed forms of the dead made living. We were both raised on rotten flesh; transient forms in a “microcosmos” 4 of perpetual incorporation. But decay and putrefaction are rarely aspirational terms or aesthetic phenomena. Zombies and rot seemed out of place...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 265–269.
Published: 01 March 2024
... growth means “staying with” growth in all its ambivalence and messiness, bearing in mind deeply unequal responsibility for past and present destruction. 19 It implies taking growth seriously and across multiple registers: as metaphor, as figure, as imaginary, as aspiration, and, not least, as material...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 180–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
... every one of our thoughts, aspirations, retinal cells and intestinal tissues, the bronchial tubes and the lungs. In the outdated quarrel of materialism and idealism, it mattered where the growth had commenced: in being or in consciousness, actuality or idea. None of this is significant any longer...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (3): 2–7.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Chakrabarty Dipesh . “ Planetary Humanities: Straddling the Decolonial/Postcolonial Divide .” Daedalus 151 , no. 3 ( 2022 ): 222 – 33 . Coombes Brad , Johnson Jay , and Howitt Richard . “ Indigenous Geographies II: The Aspirational Spaces in Postcolonial Politics—Reconciliation...