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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... particular lives and wider ecologies. It works on ecologies and bodies alike as a kind of wounding, one not simply or solely to the everyday stuff of biological life but to the very constitution of experience and expression. Critiquing and extending writing on climate, trauma, and aesthetic experience by E...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
... explored in two contemporary environmental writers. First, The End of Nature by Bill McKibben is examined for its debt to Silent Spring and its use (and overuse) of sadness in its attempt to bring climate change to the public's attention. Second, Early Spring by Amy Seidl is shown to be a more affective...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... can be useful to think about this in terms of a social, collective experience of trauma, in which the very anticipation of the (far future) legacy of one’s actions, whether from accidents, leakages, or other disasters performs a kind of social haunting. We could say that the trauma of the nuclear...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 226–240.
Published: 01 May 2018
... trauma. Little attention has been given to the deep time context underlying the fire, which was born of forces with origins in the remnant Gondwanic forests of thirty-four million years ago. 1 These forests, into which the growing city of Melbourne continues to push, are biologically destined to burn...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2016
... dormant. 15 Climate change has taken up the position of the volcano in the living room. It points to how dangerous geologic intimacies have long been in the houses and factories of Europeans—in the glowing red coal fires entangled with industrial capitalism and “modern” life. But while everyone noticed...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
... both an escape (from the “real” life urgency of anthropogenic climate change and the trauma of species extinction) and a space within which these traumas can be critically experienced and thought through. We enter inside the art gallery in order to know something more about ourselves, or to “discover...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 May 2016
... one this time, hopefully—an appeal surfaces in my media feed. A Sámi campaign for climate justice has released a protest yoik , a traditional Sámi chant, in preparation for the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris. 75 In northern Sámi, this particular yoik is called Gulahallat Eatnamiin—which...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 May 2016
... thousands of Inuit sled dogs ( qimmiit ) during the mid-20 th century by southern Canadians (government workers, RCMP officers, and teachers) a “flash point” of colonial trauma. 60 In this section, we examine how these deaths occurred as part of a governance strategy aimed at changing Inuit...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 152–173.
Published: 01 May 2019
... unexpected trauma, and a normal repair mechanism [is] the deposition of a fibrous protein, collagen, in excessive concentrations at the site of trauma,” which can result in mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs from asbestos inhalation, which usually arises out of asbestos exposure that “may have...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Euro-American middle class linked good taste to refinement and masculine-coded behaviors of self-discipline, moderation, and an educated and cultured palate. Today, this cultured engagement requires an awareness of the ways in which meat connects to issues of health, environment, climate change, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
... subsequent revelations of sexual abuse had spawned a rich critical apparatus inquisitive of the novel's treatment of gender, violence and trauma, adaptation, and human and ecological interpenetrations. 2 This uncanny moment at the novel's genesis is more provocative than it might seem at first glance—and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., environmental governance, and biopolitics, is a place of compromise and debate in times of rapid species loss and extinction. There are no easy solutions for securing elephant well-being and flourishing in the era of advanced capitalism: trauma, harm, and unpredictability exist all across the virus-elephant...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2015
... year—“humbled” the younger generation and reminded those who'd lived in the camps of the valley's harsh climate. 76 In interviews archived on densho.org , former incarcerees describe their impressions of the camp's remoteness and emptiness (the obelisk was initially one of the few remains), and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
... politics begin with the urgent demand to ‘protect’ a finite planet. In his article ‘Two Faces of the Apocalypse’, Michael Hardt describes the difference between anti-capitalist activists and climate change activists at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen. 3 While the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., have all this emotional trauma [in order to successfully transmit emotion] ... Having all this emotion [or trying not to] as a human on stage in front of people reads as something. Whereas a lump of clay will never read as hollow, cold and emotionless ... because when it is on stage not doing anything...