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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 172–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Dianne Chisholm Abstract How does contemporary music cultivate ecological thinking and climate-change awareness in our era of global warming? This essay investigates how the music of Pulitzer Prize–winning Alaskan composer John Luther Adams incites ecological listening and shapes an ear for climate...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Andrew Whitehouse Abstract Ever since Rachel Carson predicted a “silent spring” environmentalists have been carefully and anxiously listening to birds. More recently the musician and scientist Bernie Krause has examined the effects of human activity on avian soundscapes throughout the world. He...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... ocean ecology, but also spurred a public passion for all things oceanographic, best embodied in a wave of “Carsonalia”—consumer items and experiences ranging from hats, to Book of the Month Club editions, to liner notes for the NBC Symphony's recording of Debussy's La Mer. While these items inspired and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and space. In very different ways Huyghe, Lislegaard, and Fowler use the art gallery to demonstrate how humans might sympathetically engage with ecological transformation, and thus the confronting possibility of our own extinction. In looking back at Bergson and Butler through contemporary art, I...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Bristow has called “a concept of building through sound and listening” in Oswald's poetry; 14 Mary Pinard has described her as the practitioner of an “echo-poetics,” privileging the “acoustics of environment”; 15 and Oswald herself has admitted, “I'd rather listen than look.” 16 It is this...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 35–53.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Susanna Lidström; Greg Garrard Abstract This paper discusses the idea of ‘ecopoetry’ by outlining its development from drawing on Romantic and deep ecological traditions in the 1980s to reflecting complex environmental concerns in the 2010s. We identify a distinction between definitions that focus...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Call it a splendid failure, W. E. B. DuBois's bittersweet memorialization of Reconstruction: for, if you listen closely, you can hear the vital pulse of utopian agrarianism, the breath of an ecology of freedom in the environmental thinking of late 19 th and early 20 th century black intellectuals. In...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... framework for critically analyzing the visual conditions of horticulturally led invasion ecologies. Working from the perspective of a more-than-human, materialist media ecology, we cast rhododendrons as entities that modulate light, or “photomedia.” Our analysis explores how their invasiveness is materially...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 May 2013
... door to a world in which we can begin to negotiate life membership of an ecological community of kindred beings.” Thus, her animism, like indigenous animisms, was not a doctrine or orthodoxy, but rather a path, a way of life, a mode of encounter. In the spirit of open-ended encounter, I aim to bring...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 May 2014
... single-mindedly expanded on the view that society at large is an organism responsible for the physical degradation of the soundscapes we inhabit, and to which we listen. 6 The sustainable ethos of “sound ecology” continues to inform our critical sense of place . Ingram—in his seminal work The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 63–85.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to invasive species, I reframe the migration and settlement of nonhuman beings as diasporas. Doing so illuminates the political complexities of loss and change in Chilean Tierra del Fuego, where I have been conducting fieldwork for the past five years. Integrating approaches from political ecology...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
...-human” and “human economy” theorizing in the environmental humanities and economic anthropology respectively, this article develops the concept of the “more-than-human economy” to better understand the “problem of living despite economic and ecological ruination” (Tsing 2015). At Clearwater Creek a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 129–147.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and future) through a set of ideas and prescriptions that is tenaciously anthropocentric; indeed, the championed name itself—Anthropocene, or the age of Man—evokes the human-centeredness that is at the root of our ecological predicament. The main argument of this paper is that the discourse of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., particularly on the social aspects, but also on biological and ecological issues. In contrast to a general lack of research on non-Indigenous hunting, there is extensive literature on Indigenous hunting. This paper reviews initial research exploring hunting participation and motivation in Australia, as a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 November 2018
... representers. Yet this technique disempowers local forest dwellers in their everyday territories and disallows the capacity that the ecological knowns have to reveal themselves. Knowing Angolan forests through absence and distance is not just a potent contemporary form of knowledge that qualifies as a way of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Bibliography Adams John Luther . The Place Where You Go to Listen: In Search of an Ecology of Music . Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press , 2009 . Chakrabarty Dipesh . “ Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of Climate Change .” New Literary History 43 , no. 1 ( 2012 ): 12...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
... win their trust, Wiseman is able to shock his spectators. With interviews and consideration of the semiotic content of Uranium, I explore possibilities for activation of ecological consciousness through performing arts. Building on the shared ideas of Heinrich von Kleist, Gregory Bateson, and Thomas...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 27–51.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., and political contexts that infuse them with meaning. In interpreting these meanings, I argue that a more inclusive socio-ecological politics requires visual strategies that resist racialized ways of seeing while making visible the injustice of disproportionate environmental impacts on low-income...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Palo Verde, multiple social and ecological worlds went to war. The haunting specter of capital joined the fray—animating the movements of cattle, grasses with animal rhizomes, rice seeds, and flighty ducks across national borders and through fragmented landscapes. Amidst this warfare, the fringe-toed...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
... overlapping crises of the economy, the environment and the collective self-image in Iceland have fostered critical representations of the past, present and future of the relationship between humans and the environment. Thus utilitarian environmental policies and shallow ecology is treated critically in...