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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kenny Walker Abstract The 50 th year anniversary of Rachel Carson's monumental Silent Spring invites reflection on how the controversy over chemical pesticides shaped environmental discourse in the modern era. This essay focuses on uncertainty as a boundary device that shapes scientific ethos in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Hagood Abstract Recent scholarship on the work of the great nature writer, Rachel Carson, posits that her landmark book, Silent Spring (1962)—often credited with igniting the modern environmental movement—is best understood in the context of her earlier, extraordinarily popular publications...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Alex Lockwood Abstract In the fiftieth year since the publication of Silent Spring, the importance of Rachel Carson's work can be measured in its affective influence on contemporary environmental writing across the humanities. The ground broken by Silent Spring in creating new forms of writing has...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Münster, and two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on our work. This article was written with support from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. 1. Baskaran et al., “Current Status of Asian Elephants in India”; International Union for Conservation of Nature...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Andrew Whitehouse Abstract Ever since Rachel Carson predicted a “silent spring” environmentalists have been carefully and anxiously listening to birds. More recently the musician and scientist Bernie Krause has examined the effects of human activity on avian soundscapes throughout the world. He...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to the environmental degradation fittingly described by Rachel Carson's Silent Spring as a kind of war. 8 Indeed, as Carson dramatized, an encroaching domestic militarism was perhaps the most suitable metaphor for what we were doing to our backyards. It is telling that the writer who helped...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... conference on “Culture and the Anthropocene” hosted by the Rachel Carson Center in Munich in June 2013 and co-organized by the Transatlantic Research Network for the Environmental Humanities. 6 Panel topics ranged from “Literary Modes of the Anthropocene” to “Cultural Landscapes and Narratives,” “Non...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., 2015) and benefitted from the author being awarded a 2014 Carson Writing Fellowship by the Rachel Carson Center at the Ludwig Maximillian Universität, Münich. Bibliography Castree N. Making Sense of Nature . Abingdon, UK : Routledge , 2013 . Daston L. “ The World in Order...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Ibid., 4. 10. Tsing, “Unruly Edges,” 143. 11. Ibid., 143–44. 12. Schweitzer, Out of My Life and Thought . Schweitzer (to whom Rachel Carson dedicated Silent Spring ) coined “reverence for life” to orient his ethics of life affirmation. However, his term carries mystical overtones...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 180–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Environment Programme Results,” 250. 16. Eagleton, On Evil , 16. 17. American Cancer Society, “Rising Global Cancer Epidemic.” 18. Carson, Silent Spring , 34–35. 19. For more on the clandestine theology of water, see Patton, Sea Can Wash Away All Evils. 20. Sallis...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
... subjection plays out against farmers' archetypal sensibility of resignation and prototypical Midwestern conservatism. Ty's hog expansion falls victim to declining prices and rising interest rates, the beginnings of the 1980s farm crisis. Banker Marv Carson supervises the inflation of land values and the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
... technical ability to reshape on a scale large enough to disturb. Thus ploughing is the key signature image, as it were, of the Chorus: all the others (war, navigation) make sense in relation to it. What Carson calls the “quiet customer” is what in Greek is called to deinotaton. Deinos means...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of environmental damage and slow violence cataloged by Rachel Carson and theorized by Rob Nixon, often are invisible until they reach a threshold of legibility. 20 We forget about many of those whom we encounter until we see them again on a street corner, until chance brings them back into our...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 447–472.
Published: 01 November 2018
... still widely held view that what is essential or most valuable about human beings is an intelligence that sets us apart from all (other) beings on earth, and so removes us from nature. 19. Carson, Measure of Merit , 79. 20. See, for example, Williams, Physical and the Moral . 21...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... The author would like to thank the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU in Munich, Germany, for a residential fellowship that provided the interdisciplinary space and time to draft the first version of this essay. I am also grateful to Tobias Boes and the members of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 101–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of Rachel Carson to Vanessa Agard-Jones’s pathbreaking research on toxic burdens, feminist and queer environmental perspectives intersect with decolonial, antiracist, and indigenous ones, to pave the way for understanding how the toxicity of our environments is intertwined with power relations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 261–276.
Published: 01 May 2014
... whose general outlines are already settled and perfectly familiar. After all, the conviction that the humanities should respond to global ecological degradation is not new. A half century ago and more, public intellectuals such as Lewis Mumford, Rachel Carson, and Barry Commoner articulated the complex...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Steffen and their co-authors are here continuing a tradition stretching back through Paul Ehrlich and Barry Commoner to Rachel Carson and beyond. But they operate as science “insiders” and publish in teams, thus avoiding the charge of being lone mavericks (a charge some critics of James Lovelock used for...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... selection. See Dehnen-Schmutz and Williamson, “Rhododendron ponticum.” 6. Rejmanek and Richardson, “What Attributes Make Some Species Invasive?”; Hovick, Peterson, and Carson, “Predicting Invasiveness”; Moravcová et al., “Getting the Right Traits.” 7. Richardson and Pyšek, “Plant Invasions...