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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2024
... humanities take shape under the umbrella of the environmental humanities? This article examines the blue humanities to argue that its blues address colonial inheritances and critique colonial desires. Blue has long appealed to the colonial imaginary; it drew European ships across the seas to mine blue...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Mark Levene Abstract The accumulating evidence on the depth and accelerating trajectory of anthropogenic climate change poses the possibility of an early end to human existence as part of a more general biotic extinction. But if that is the case what does that mean for the latter day writing...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 132–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Elizabeth DeLoughrey; Tatiana Flores Abstract Recent scholarship in the blue humanities, or critical ocean studies, has turned to the mutable relationship between human bodies and the ocean, shifting from depictions of a seascape across which human bodies attain agency to considering the experience...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 19–35.
Published: 01 March 2024
... and psychic; (3) the film camera allows water’s diffractive animacy to distort human form, a distortion that hydrological feminists associate with dissolving Western subjectivity, and that psychoanalytic theorist Julia Kristeva associates with “oceanic feeling”; but (4), in the end, the blue crush enables...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to our impersonal intimacies with the human, nonhuman, and elemental strangers that constitute both our environment and ourselves. In order to develop such a model, the essay looks not only to Bersani’s work but also (and primarily) to Samuel R. Delany’s Times Square Red, Times Square Blue , whose...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Planet to resemble a planet awash in flames, while The Economist welcomes us to the Anthropocene with a machine-made Blue Planet whose metallic skeleton and bolted exterior plates have begun to fragment and dissolve under the pressure of a super-heated interior. 8 “Humanity, wholly unprepared by its...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 173–178.
Published: 01 May 2020
... not preclude collaborative understanding. In this article we combine emerging critical ocean studies and blue humanities perspectives to propose fathoming as a vital, embodied practice that gathers technoscientific acts of measurement together with practices of immersion, imagination, and speculation. Through...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (2): 454–474.
Published: 01 November 2020
... blue humanities oceans environmental ethics multispecies In an influential article for The Scientific American , “The Last of the Great Whales,” published in 1966, conservationist Scott McVay joined the chorus of concern about the future of great whales. He wrote that “only sharply reduced...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (1): 245–263.
Published: 01 May 2021
... a capacious sense of lake memory—and of the blue humanities more broadly—more crucial than ever. Rather than seeking to parse or divide memory captured in lakes and other bodies of water, we can instead embrace its pooling in the hydrocommons, a place without hierarchies where traumas and problems can...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... as a kind of textual superimposition or layering, a process by which the pristine Blue Marble is transformed into a medium for human self-inscription ultimately not all that different from the virtual globe spinning on our computer screens. The realization that Whole Earth photography...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (1): 143–148.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the mountain pine beetle beginning in the early 2000s—an infestation caused, in no small part, by what some scientists have called a perfect storm of circumstances created by global warming. For this project, the landscape becomes a site of inscription of forces that operate both above and below human scales...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and structure of Santa Barbara, and more broadly, coastal communities in general. The light blue line also invites reflection on the scale of the human and financial costs of this kind of change. This is one coastal community out of many, after all, and every coastline in the world would be affected...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 60–83.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Louise Hornby Abstract This article focuses on works by the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, who has recently produced a number of large-scale and immersive installations, such as Ice Watch (2014) and, most famously, The Weather Project (2003). His human-made environments situate the human subject...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... threatening sea. 1 Hokusai's image has thus lately been leveraged into commentaries upon the Anthropocene —a provocative, and, so far, unofficial, geological term that postulates that humans ( anthropos ) have come to have significant deleterious effects on planetary ecosystems, effects that can...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 142–161.
Published: 01 March 2024
... a colonialist construct that can reinforce harmful Western epistemologies and obscure non-white ways of relating to the environment. Indigenous scholarship and activism offer alternative timescales that might allow us to care for the environment without minimizing the interconnectedness of human and nonhuman...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 216–238.
Published: 01 May 2019
... others, allows Straube to discuss toxicity as a material-discursive figuration, which highlights how human societies in a Western context approach the body of the Other, in this case the transgender body as a human Other and the tick as animal Other. As a figuration, toxicity then becomes a shared...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 261–276.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Hannes Bergthaller; Rob Emmett; Adeline Johns-Putra; Agnes Kneitz; Susanna Lidström; Shane McCorristine; Isabel Pérez Ramos; Dana Phillips; Kate Rigby; Libby Robin Abstract The emergence of the environmental humanities presents a unique opportunity for scholarship to tackle the human dimensions...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... foam frog was just one tenacious parasite, a noisy agent eating at the table of another, which began to flourish in worlds designed with the well-being of others in mind. Cattails, charismatic birds, and a multitude of insects began interrupting human dreams and schemes. Final solutions to the problem...
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 1 “The Blue Marble” (NASA, photo in the public domain). More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 2 “The Blue Marble” (NASA, photo in the public domain). More