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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., we explore the ways in which western and Inuit cosmologies differentially inform particular relationships with the inhuman, and ‘trash animals' in particular. We argue that waste and wasting exist within a complex set of historically embedded and contemporaneously contested neo-colonial structures...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 341–358.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Antonia Walford; Donnacha Kirk Abstract This article explores how taking physical cosmology and the entities that populate its fringes on their own terms might prompt anthropology to rethink what and how it thinks of life. Physical cosmologists work with inanimate matter that lies at the frontier...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Istvan Praet; Juan Francisco Salazar Abstract A growing number of researchers in the social sciences and the environmental humanities have begun to focus on the wider universe and how it is apprehended by modern cosmology. Today the extraterrestrial has become part of the remit of anthropologists...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2016
... control nature. Some form of resistance to the bifurcation of nature and culture flows through each of these essays. In “Raven, Dog, Human: Inhuman Colonialism and Unsettling Cosmologies,” Alexander Zahara and Myra Hird interrogate the neo-colonial binaries that work to separate the human from the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
... practices” at the close of his chapter on Christianity in The Others , observes that Christianity is largely devoid of cosmological ceremonies: Only occasionally in local parishes do priests go out and bless fields, do flowers decorate the altar, are seasons acknowledged in thinly disguised, old, pagan...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 301–305.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 14 October , 2014 , accessed 15 October , 2014 . http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20141014-exclusive-ebola-didnt-have-to-kill-thomas-eric-duncan-nephew-says.ece . Whitehead Alfred North . Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology . New York : The Free Press...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 November 2016
... light of the reality of climate change? Can we do more than act as critics? Can we also assist our students in refashioning their cosmologies to respond to climate change? Theologian and ethicist Willis Jenkins has argued that we have expended far too much energy trying to define the “right...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the very ground of morality. To be good—to be a good citizen, a good person—is to surrender what you value, what you love, for a “higher” cause. Sacrifice is also a problem of moral control. Sacrificial violence is pervasive, and cosmological—just pay attention to the arguments that weave...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
... in Amish cosmology. The Talya case shows the Amish legitimize their adoption of certain technoscientific ideas by braiding their religious, community-based worldviews with outside, worldly, secular scientific ones. Family Life , the Amish magazine mentioned earlier, records this ontological...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ritual practices, material objects associated with worship patterns, and cosmological frameworks that illuminated forms of connection between a people and a given territorial location. Gebara also notes that religious biodiversity is not merely marked in the variegated differentiations and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
... open to the possibility of surprising and alterior futures for a planet whose extraordinary series of transformations is surely far from over. In such alternative geo-spiritual formations, the notion of an undifferentiated ground might not be safely consigned to a distant moment of cosmological origin...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . “ Contested Spiritual Landscapes in Modern American Astronomy .” Journal of Religion and Society , supp. 11 ( 2015 ): 149 – 62 . “ Towards an Anthropology of Space: Orientating Cosmological Futures ” Conference. September 18 , 2017 . www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/ias-events...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 May 2016
... species. 12 Raccoons' intelligence has always been recognized in North America Indigenous cosmologies that assume the inseparability of humans and nonhumans and attend to how worlds are constituted through relations among humans, animals, plants, lands, and oceans. 13 Many First Nations (and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... ideas with extremely exciting and congenial philosophical potential. And abstracting a contemporary philosophical worldview from the sciences is not the exclusive province of philosophers. Theologians, most notably Thomas Berry, have found ideas in contemporary cosmology that bespeak a human harmony...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a vector, tending toward a specific “direction,” a sequential ordering shaped by physiochemistry and cosmology. Hazen’s early formulations were markedly deterministic, implying that minerals formed in a fixed order; but subsequent research showed that many rare minerals—including hazenite—formed in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
... European Astrobiology Network Association, the 2016 International Venus Conference in Oxford). I have also spoken with contemporary artists and social scientists with an interest in cosmology, and partly base my work on an extensive literature review of how outer space has been apprehended from a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
... “Dark Ages,” 24 did this preset the slow and tortuous post-Bronze Age recovery towards the even more aggressive, violently empire-building civilisations of the new “Iron Age,” or, indeed, to the cosmological life-affirmations of the “Axial Age” religions? By the same token, while we now know that it...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 57–68.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., according to their knowledge of plants as food sources, materials, medicines, and as partners in rituals. In a sense each plant might be considered as comparable to the odour kit described by Latour; a carefully arranged manifestation of cosmological history through which we learn to become affected in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., gazelles, and wolves are entangled in a net that connects the sky and the earth: ecology and cosmology are knotted in a common story, forming a cosmoecology of multiple beings, gods, animals, humans, living, and dead, each bearing the consequences of the others’ ways of living and dying. Isabelle...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013