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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 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Bellacasa and Donna Haraway—I have also begun to appreciate an important role for care, in all of its ambiguity and complexity. What does it mean to care for others at the edge of extinction? What forms might careful scholarship take at this time? In Maria Puig's recent work, care emerges as a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2013
... through, get caught in the force of the impact and snap; too thick, and the net itself may become damaging, through sheer impact. Birds are delicate creatures, with hollow bones: however careful the calculations, however swiftly birders rush to the impact site to begin disentangling the trapped birds...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... directions when discussing the future. Glaciologist Paul Mayewski and science writer Frank White have been careful about drawing future conclusions from ice core evidence. Nevertheless, they hope that “with the longer records available from the Ice Chronicles and other climate records, it may be possible to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... care in times of death and loss: at places of confinement and elephant suffering like the zoos in Seattle and Zürich as well as in the conflict-ridden landscapes of South India, where the country’s last free-ranging elephants live. Our stories of deadly viral-elephant-human becomings remind us that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 349–369.
Published: 01 November 2018
... actors. In caring for the land and its lakes in practical ways it is important to sustain respectful relations with those actors. Norwegian environmental policy works differently by distinguishing between nature and culture and seeking to protect landscapes from what it takes to be human interference, so...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jennifer Mae Hamilton; Astrida Neimanis AbstractComposting is a material labor whereby old scraps are transformed—through practices of care and attention—into nutrient-rich new soil. In this provocation, we develop “composting” as a material metaphor to tell a particular story about the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 125–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a (supposedly) exclusionary politics of nature, in a move that betrayed a still largely humanist ethics. From the focus on friendly companions, to the attention to practices of care or living-together, the notion of companion species and their entanglements with humans has been polarized towards a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... supply. Here we investigate the response to colony collapse disorder of a committed group of beekeepers who live in southern England, UK. These beekeepers are inspired by the writings of Rudolf Steiner and the principles of biodynamic agriculture, and they care deeply about bees. Drawing on Judith...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jean M. Langford AbstractAt an urban parrot sanctuary in the Midwestern USA, humans care for eighty-some parrots from more than a dozen species. Many of these parrots have personal histories that include various forms of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. The article explores the forms of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... queer environmentalism predicated less on intentional, direct(ed) investment than on ambient affects, impersonal futures, and nonteleological practices of care. Copyright © 2017 Sarah Ensor 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... understand the stakes involved in this conflation as well as Wendell Berry, and few have had more occasion to enact the entwined values of pacifism and environmentalism than he has. Berry therefore marries pacifist politics to a land ethic of care, a union from which emerges an environmentalism highly...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 73–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... particular attention to moments of selection, and highlighting the knowledge generated by those involved in the digitisation process. By doing so, the result is not a clear trajectory but a combination of losses and gains, disconnections and reconnections. Care is therefore needed to avoid replicating the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... territories that have been, and are being, transformed under the weighty history of contamination and that are lived in and lived with by generations of beings (human and otherwise), we call in our concluding remarks for an enhanced pedagogy of care born of our inherited pasts and of engagement, interest, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 295–300.
Published: 01 May 2014
... guiding interspecies collaborations with living figures already in our midst, tinkers and thinkers are learning how to care for emergent ecological assemblages by seeding them, nurturing them, protecting them, and ultimately letting them go. Reaching into the future, visionaries are also grabbing onto...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... it: “[In the ark,] it is not nature which makes provision for humans in all things; rather humans are condemned to care for themselves. . . . In the floating house, nature no longer harbors humans—not even seemingly .” 4 Ascending from this iconography of valiant frontiersmen and self-sufficient...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 November 2016
... among themselves for the sake of protecting nature, defending the poor, and building networks of respect and fraternity.” (§201). Second, as this call to citizenship implies, human knowing yields to human loving, to a definition of what it is that we care and live for and why. He repeatedly argues that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... ethics, care and virtue. For example, working at the intersection between continental philosophy and (non)human geography, Nigel Clark takes these themes in another direction, asking us to think in terms of a prehuman, geologic timescale. In approaching an indifferent earth he suggests that “we are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., securing the human through probiotic, or what Heather Paxson terms “post-Pasteurian,” forms of “microbiopolitics.” 11 These involve careful processes of “controlled decontrolling,” 12 using microbes to reorganize ecologies to secure desired systemic properties. Examples include bacteriotherapies like...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... logics. It can be differentiated from both comfortable, loving and caring relations and those marked by horror, abjection and phobia. As the accounts offered in this section make plain, it is neither detached nor fully engaged. Awkward relations nag, they preoccupy inconsistently, bubbling in and out of...