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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...
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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 and...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... neither simply beautiful nor forward-moving. It is directed 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...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... 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 Yet this deviation from both humanity and individuality is necessary...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 288–295.
Published: 01 May 2020
... effects. The importance 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...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 113–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
....2 (2013): 259-274. 44 Brice, “Killing,” 186. 45 Green and Ginn, “The Smell of Selfless Love,” 162. 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...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (1): 224–244.
Published: 01 May 2021
... discourse certainly is, species suicide also depends on a sort of irony to convey the magnitude of the situation: a sense of unwitting suicide, causing one’s own death while pursuing other ends. I explicate this sense of irony within the history of species suicide discourse. Irony here is defined generally...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (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 (2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Knots of Ethical Time,” Environmental Philosophy 9, no.1 (2012): 127. Rose is careful to locate Hatley's philosophical dynamic of life's indebtedness to death in necrogenic biological reality: “Margulis and Sagan tell us that while accidental death has always been a contingent factor for life, many...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 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 undergo a psychic struggle which ultimately culminates in a...
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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
... of Time, Death, and Generations , edited by Rose Deborah Bird , van Dooren Thom , and Chrulew Matthew , 1 – 8 . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . Spears Nancy E. , Mowen John C. , and Chakraborty Goutam . “ Symbolic Role of Animals in Print...