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Environmental Humanities (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 (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 (2022) 14 (1): 110–128.
Published: 01 March 2022
... instruction. Modern bestiaries (including alphabet books, sports teams, and car names, among others) generate a holistic worldview that marries a deep love of animals and “nature” to a fundamentally anti-ecological cosmology. The authors examine a particular modern bestiary—the menagerie of gummi animals...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 87–108.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to the formation and operation of digital sensing technologies. Second, speculative blockchain infrastructures and decision-making algorithms raise questions about whether and how forests can own themselves. Third, Amerindian cosmologies redistribute subjectivities to change how digital technologies identify...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (2023) 15 (3): 235–250.
Published: 01 November 2023
... narratives. It considers the work of Johannes Umbgrove, his theory of geopoetry, and its influence on Harry Hess and the theory of plate tectonics. Acknowledging this history shows us just how deeply connected geopoetics is to much longer religious, cosmological, and political conversations about narrating...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 419–437.
Published: 01 July 2022
... are not fluent in the Mapuche language, Mapudungun (also found as Chedungun or Mapuzugun), even though they are familiar with terms and concepts specific to Mapuche cosmology. The town of Traiguén, located in the more fertile area of the central section of southern Chile, experienced a short-lived...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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 inhuman in ways that are antithetical to Inuit cosmologies...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 ways recognized for what they are—baptism...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 November 2023
... that are destroying our planet. As several scholars have observed, nature conservation agendas can come in conflict with Indigenous livelihoods and cosmologies, even leading to their dispossession or displacement. 15 Indeed, Bird-David and Naveh have stated explicitly that the Nayaka—an animistic society from...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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” worldview when we ought instead to be finding ways to reinvigorate worldviews that are still operating...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of the Amish community, a timeline that is used to make sense of the findings of secular science 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...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 301–305.
Published: 01 May 2014
... , 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 , 1978 . Zimmer...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... 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 through the next road development...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 was a climatic shift which was the fundamental cause of first the “Great European Famine” of 1315-18, then a generation-later, the epidemiological...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., 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 distinctions between religious...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Meet. 36 Patrick Gavin, Kevin Kazacos, and Stanford Schulman, “Baylisascariasis,” Clinical Microbiology Reviews 18, no. 4 (2005): 703-18. 35 Zahara and Hird, “Raven, Dog, Human: Inhuman Colonialism and Unsettling Cosmologies,” in this issue. 34 Ibid., 416. 33 Ibid...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
... 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 or dissolution (whether...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 401–418.
Published: 01 July 2022
... II . Posthumanities 10. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2011 . Viveiros De Castro Eduardo . “ Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism .” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 4 , no. 3 ( 1998 ): 469 – 88 . Viveiros De Castro Eduardo...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 475–493.
Published: 01 July 2022
... are associated with the dominating liberal theological discourse—relevant for this case—for decades promoting an explicitly indoorsy existential post-metaphysical cosmology. 18 Enhancing a compartmentalization of cultural domains, this dominant theological discourse has for decades been extremely careful...
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