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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... era of unprecedented human power over the natural world, the Shuck—the mere sight of whom brings death—still haunts us; his chthonic presence reminding us of the inexorable yet unpredictable power of death. By attending the monstrous, spectral ambiguity of the Shuck and his ability to reformulate the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
... based on postcolonial scholar Achille Mbembe’s notion of necropolitics and cultural critic Lauren Berlant’s notion of slow death, developing Foucauldian understandings of biopower. Liver cancer and breast cancer serve as cases showing the operations of an Anthropocene necropolitics, that is, its modes...
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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 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... way we think about production. Second, it allows for the possibility of agency on the part of farmed animals that includes more than just resistance, disruption, or death. This essay concludes with an ethnographic description of the lives of broiler chickens on a hobby farm in rural Michigan, asking...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... care in times of death and loss: at places of confinement and elephant suffering like the zoos in Seattle and Zürich as well as in the conflict-ridden landscapes of South India, where the country’s last free-ranging elephants live. Our stories of deadly viral-elephant-human becomings remind us that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Antarctica, I will compare the paramilitary practicalities of Antarctic research station and field camp life with the visions of the Antarctic as a place of sublime wild nature, violent death, and climate disaster. Using three signature events in Antarctic field training—predeparture, orientation, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., justice, religion, temporality, and place. Across all of this work she consistently explored the way in which processes of colonization, modernization, and development produce ramifying patterns of unequal loss, destruction, disavowal, and death. Debbie published many widely read, cited, and often...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... toward life, but equally toward excess and death. In her essay of the same name, Annie Dillard recognizes fecundity in the observation of two moths mating: “the perfect picture of utter spirituality and utter degradation” from which she “could not turn away [her] eyes.” 1 Fecundity is marked by an...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the extinguishing of individual human subjects that has characterised most scholarly engagements with death and killing. 12 Yet this deviation from both humanity and individuality is necessary because the pasteuriser's target, Botrytis cinerea, is a fungus, and fungi are difficult to characterise...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., found Giant Isopod No.1 lying listless on the bottom of its tank. By 5pm No. 1 was dead. 2 No.1's captivity and death captures the themes addressed by this special section: the awkwardness of being together in multispecies entanglements; the differential vulnerability that both precedes and is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2015
... then might his aion also dissipate. 1 In the Homeric Aion, up to the point of the individual soul's death, time proves to be recursive upon itself, intensive, inhabited, in its place. Time as chronos is volatile, fleeing without a trace, but in the Aion time becomes thickened, layered, embodied...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
... perfect surrender that anticipates no return—but more often than not, it is governed by an algebra of expected returns: this for that, wealth for merit, my life for the death of the Other. 1 At its simplest, sacrifice condenses as a violence that places itself in relation to a desired effect, such that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Oswald's strategy of repeated or doubled similes creates a kind of spectral echo (in Derrida's sense of a moment that is both “repetition and first time”) 18 which gives expression to what James Hatley has called a “death narrative,” an enfolding of diachronic and synchronous time in which inter...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The first theme involves the author's coming to terms with what lies at the heart of the matter: blood, suffering, and death. I detected a kind of “moment of conversion” in each text, wherein the authors literally bloody their hands, look into the eyes of the condemned animal, suffer remorse, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... One of the reasons my family does this is because it connects us intimately with cycles of life and death: our bodies are sustained by the taking of the lives of other bodies. Being active in taking living things and making them into food confronts us with issues of ethics and responsibility...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as they suffer persecution or sickness and Sister Death. However, although the words Brother and Sister signify fraternal and sororal affinity with and affection for nonhuman nature, they also (unlike the “Yaya” and “Mama” applied to de la Cadena’s earth-beings) emphasize the created status of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... practice. Time and again I have witnessed how care for some individuals and species translates into suffering and death for others, the ‘violent-care’ of conservation: predators and competitors are culled, expendable animals provide food or enrichment for the endangered, the list goes on. 4 Beyond...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 227–232.
Published: 01 May 2016
...—inequity that is rife not only elsewhere, but also within the West's richest countries. In an announcement of Galeano's death in the Buenos Aires Herald, he is quoted as having described himself as “obsessed with remembering” in a “land condemned to amnesia.” 2 Amnesia. If there is a singular trait to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 259–263.
Published: 01 May 2016
...% of invertebrates, and 0.04% of fungi and protists. 11 What about the individual crocodile I cradled in my hands as a boy? Conservationists aim to manage on the level of populations, where the suffering and death of individuals cannot (and need not necessarily) be avoided. Instead, the fate of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 235–239.
Published: 01 November 2016
... especially rotten, with its old trees, broken tombs, and neglected bodies. 1 Foraying into the worlds of ecologists and conservationists, I learned that, yes, rot is about death, but it also speaks of life. Spending time with enthusiasts, I developed affections for rot. I learned of cycles, of the...