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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 296–320.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Ben Garlick; Kate Symons Abstract This is an article about extinction, geography, and the geographies of extinction. The emerging field of extinction studies has brought a vibrant corpus of interdisciplinary scholarship that destabilizes static notions of species, traces the spatiality of death...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 351–372.
Published: 01 November 2019
... was tossed out of her enclosure and left to die—led me to a visceral questioning of my methodological and political approaches to and commitments in multispecies ethnography. I found myself uncomfortably close to the deaths of these female bodies yet unable to voice my dismay or grief. This essay is a modest...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 November 2021
... by the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The geological time of death: “August 2019, 415ppm CO 2 .” Not long after the ceremony in Iceland a memorial service was held for Pizol Glacier in Switzerland. It is conceivable that many more will take place. If enough glaciers die, could they go extinct...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
... is 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 (2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... In this 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...
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Environmental Humanities (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...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the 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 (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 (2022) 14 (1): 202–215.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and hierarchies, of seeing subjectivity and vitality and resilience where blankness or death or limit have usually been the standard terms. Their work marks the beginning of what we can expect will be a wave of scholarship offering correctives to past silence and simplifications. mcrae@njit.edu © 2022...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in 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...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the boundaries of individual bodies and of species. Posing questions about killing through this idiom of interspecies togetherings admittedly constitutes a departure from the concern with the extinguishing of individual human subjects that has characterised most scholarly engagements with death and killing. 12...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 reshaped by being drawn...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 288–295.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of extinction studies in environmental humanities is well established, and there have been significant and valuable contributions that problematize the scientific and atomized definition of the death of a species and move us toward a richer understanding of the social, cultural and affective aspects of the slow...
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Environmental Humanities (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...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (1): 224–244.
Published: 01 May 2021
... unimaginable scales of collective death. However, as fears of nuclear war have given way to new discourses of urgency, and the threats themselves have morphed and multiplied, the most common interpretation of the term species suicide has been anthropogenic climate change. 31 From its origins...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., 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 reprinted books...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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-generational responsibilities are realised. 19...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (2020) 12 (1): 388–405.
Published: 01 May 2020
...). extinction ecocide toxic dwelling deep time mourning As individual life is inevitably enabled by individual death, so species flourishing in the evolutionary mesh can be enabled by species death. Yet as in individual life it is untimely deaths that are tragic, especially in their potential...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... There are several shared themes within these narratives in praise of ethical meat. 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...