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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... eaters, we should, “... balance an appreciation for how eating practices are tied to identity with a critique of it.” 2 Paradoxically, it is due to concern over issues of class, gender, and ethnicity that feminist scholar Kathryn Paxton George opposes vegetarianism. To understand her position, it is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... creative practice, bioart “adapts scientific methods and draws inspiration from the philosophical, societal, and environmental implications of recombinant genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology.” 4 Although their productions tend to mimic, parallel, or critique contentious developments in the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Matthew MacLellan Abstract This article argues that Garrett Hardin's primary object of critique in his influential “The Tragedy of the Commons” is not the commons or shared property at all—as is almost universally assumed by Hardin's critics—but is rather Adam Smith's theory of markets and its...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 60–83.
Published: 01 May 2017
... embrace, which has become a hallmark of much immersive art, relies on a stripe of self-centering that turns art into an occasion for feeling, foreclosing on critique. Eliasson’s spectacles are containers for experience, refusing the possibility of a radical externality that is uncontrolled or the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... though the methods employed can be destructive and long-term success is often limited. Building on recent work critiquing categorical approaches to invasive species management, we argue that such campaigns obscure not only the underlying conditions but also the ongoing production of plant invasiveness...
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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): 69–84.
Published: 01 May 2012
... commonalities, particularly about who are the experts in managing the future of the natural world. The commonalities reflect global forces that are changing the environmental management of local places. The paper considers the value of art, history and the broader humanities in enriching and critiquing global...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Thomas M. Lekan Abstract This essay offers a postcolonial critique of recent environmentalist literature and exhibitions that frame the Anthropocene using the NASA Apollo mission's Earthrise (1968) and Blue Marble (1972) photographs from space. Building on the work of Dennis Cosgrove and Donna...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 55–75.
Published: 01 May 2014
... within “free” capitalist systems of thought and consumption. However, a figural analysis reveals that Malick's insistence on images of waste and death assumes a far more existential value, opening up possible deeper reflections beyond economic, social and political critiques. Copyright: © Blasi 2014...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
... transgress a merely critical approach and to contribute to the search for critically affirmative points of exit into new and more promising worlding practices. Therefore, it engages in the discussion of the Anthropocene concept’s lack of potentials to go beyond critique. Instead, the author tries out Donna...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Puig and Haraway offer us the potential to understand care itself as a vital practice of critique. Care-full curiosity opens up an appreciation of historical contingency: that things might have been and so might yet still be, otherwise. This is critique in the sense that Foucault described: a kind of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 283–286.
Published: 01 May 2014
... relationality and critique in a concept of belonging. For this short discussion I will focus largely on Australia because it is a nation with a long history of problematic conceptualisations of belonging. Belonging is still mobilised, often in violent acts of exclusion, and means life and death. As others have...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 265–270.
Published: 01 May 2016
... , 2008 . Marx K. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Volume I . London : Penguin Books , 1976 . Pollan Michael . The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World . New York : Random House , 2001 . Pratt M. L. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2015
... their Ancient, Annual Rite of Spring in Delaware Bay now Face an Uncertain Future .” Audubon May-June ( 1996 ): 76 – 81 . Kant Emmanuel . Critique of Judgment . Translated by Pluhar Werner . Indianapolis : Hackett , 1987 . Kristeva Julia . The Powers of Horror: An Essay...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... transports us to a consideration of time that we find inconceivable: “Nuclear materials may present us with a very large finitude, but they are not an infinitude. They explode what we mean by finitude.” 12 Where does this leave our critique of communicating with deep futures? Van Wyck’s accusation is that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... particular ethical and political concerns). Many environmentalists focus on the implications of critiques of exemptionalism (including their ethical and political implications) using, for example, our expanding ecological knowledge concerning the knock-on, indirect, and systemic effects of species loss on...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ultimately politically efficacious ways. They share as well a conviction that the humanities, in their attention to the creation and critique of aesthetic objects, can play a significant role in heightening public environmental awareness. The problem they collectively address is a curious, but pervasive one...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 18–39.
Published: 01 May 2017
... identified as “home”—affectively charged places that tend to spark ecological consciousness—are frequently sustained by shadow places. Plumwood uses the concept of shadow place to critique a common bioregionalist position grounded on a problematic “split” “between a singular, elevated, conscious ‘dwelling...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and that the best course of action lies in disentangling one from the other as cleanly as possible.” 1 The environmental humanities harbors a foundational critique of such dualism, for instance with Val Plumwood in the early nineties. 2 Environmental humanities turns to relations and networks as...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... somewhere in the substrate of (anyone’s) world for living to be possible.” 28 Someone has to sort and empty the compost bucket, so to speak. This is why instead of only offering a (shiny! new!) critique of the origin stories of environmental humanities, we want our provocation to be primarily about...