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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., found Giant Isopod No.1 lying listless on the bottom of its tank. By 5pm No. 1 was dead. 2 No.1's captivity and death captures the themes addressed by this special section: the awkwardness of being together in multispecies entanglements; the differential vulnerability that both precedes and is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... or transformed. Not upward or downward, backward or forward, but awkward. Awk-wards: a vector. The (now obsolete) word awk means out of the way, strange, even sinister in nature and disposition. As an adverb, awkward suggests an action in the wrong, or at least a tangential direction. It...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2013
... hold of its object—and generates it— in a mode of constitutive withdrawal. Outlining the shape and parameters of this withdrawn presence, the essay locates “the wild” at a complex, awkward juncture in contemporary human-nonhuman relations: simultaneously an object of control and withdrawal, absence and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-crossing and their apprehension as unruly subjects might reveal the impossibility of the nature/culture divide. We tell these stories, not to offer a final fixed solution to the asymmetrical, awkward and frictional entanglements of humans' and raccoons' lives, but as a responsive telling that may bring...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... cohabiting with awkward nonhumans, so as to loosen the hegemonic grip of a self-certain subject that is disrupted by an outsider. Copyright: © Green and Ginn 2014 2014 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This license permits use and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and dies, these would be situated within and oriented by one's belonging to a living kind that in turn exists without end. But these thoughts move in other directions entirely when one considers how a host of creatures putting on a show 500 millions years deep, these awkward (at least to us), ten...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Entanglement here involves awkward forms of care, 45 a novel ecosystem of mundane technologies, and a spatially diffuse online network of suppliers, experts, and supporters. This network provides a reserve of hookworm stock that can be called upon in the (all too frequent) case of worms dying or going...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... evoked by the extinct great auk are also highlighted by Jamie Lorimer, with plays made on the resonances between auk and awkward to emphasize the bird’s disarming vulnerability. 5 Auks remain desirable as intriguing material specimens as well, and this is the relationship I wish to highlight, a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 55–75.
Published: 01 May 2014
... gratuitous, awkward and quixotic violence of Kit's behaviour and the almost nonsensical narration of Holly's voiceovers. Malick's film leaves the spectator in a liminal space of suspension. While domesticity, law and order are restored (Holly will marry her lawyer's son and Kit will die in the electric chair...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., yeast attracts affection. Unlike many microscopic creatures, per J. Lorimer’s characterization, yeast’s relations with humans are anything but awkward. On the contrary, yeasts are uncommonly charismatic, distinguishing themselves to human perception by fermenting flavorful and inebriating food, by...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., bathing, and interacting with one another. By four weeks, whenever I noticed a particular broiler had been standing for more than fifteen to twenty seconds, it would invariably collapse onto its belly with a loud thud. Their sitting postures became more awkward as they grew larger, with legs splayed out...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., “Realistic Monism”; Chalmers, “Panpsychism and Panprotopsychism.” 58. The investigation of animal consciousness is a major theme of the environmental humanities. See, for a small sample, Beisel, Ginn, and Barua, “Living with Awkward Creatures”; Lestel, Bussolini, and Chrulew, “Phenomenology of Animal...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
... support for another’s flourishing. Immersion in the lives of the awkward, the unloved, or even the loathed is very possible. 35 As such, some of this scholarship runs against the grain of dominant norms and sentiments, cultivating attentiveness to such creatures as ticks, 36 pathogenic viruses, 37...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Glasberg has coined the term “post-Heroic” to capture the sense of living in Antarctica without the gloss and glory of our predecessors. 18 In this article, the suggestion of Antarctica as a portal to other worlds and other lives is contrasted with these awkward rituals as practices of the frontier and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the toxification of bodies. 115 In such a world, Anna Tsing has noted, political engagement means awkward and ephemeral alignments of heterogeneous scales of engagement which can nonetheless generate creative mobilizations that reshape the local and ripple back upward to reconfigure global...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... global consumers. In this light, I suggest that Chrulew’s question merits the awkward complement of another: how, and who , should we love in a time of destructive proliferation ? According to the majority of employees at Harapan Baru, the first year or so of seedling growth is “the most...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Comrades” can be seen as an instance of “planetary modernism” following Susan Stanford Friedman’s exposition of this aesthetic. 52 While recent scholarship by Susie O’Brien places Roy’s essay as a work of “critical realism,” O’Brien also refers to the playful, awkward, or repetitive phrases in the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... impassable fens full of sinkholes and hidden meres, the Yare Valley has been characterized before as an awkward, truculent place, rendered inaccessible because of its sodden soils 35 —the perfect lair for a spectral hound. Ted Ellis, a famous local naturalist, is alleged to have seen a dog the size of a...