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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 216-238.
Published: 01 May 2019
... these works, Straube explores the meaning of this correlation between ticks and transing bodies for environmental ethics as well as for the forging of livable lives for trans people. Toxicity surfaces as a link in these works. The notion of feminist figuration, developed by philosopher Rosi Braidotti...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 310-329.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Stefan Skrimshire Abstract What is the best way to communicate with far future human (and/or posthuman) societies? This sounds like a question for science fiction, but I ask it in the context of a pressing issue in environmental ethics: the (very) long-term disposal of high-level spent radioactive...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 174-179.
Published: 01 May 2019
... endocrine disrupting chemicals. By focusing on the “outside” that is “inside,” the poems draw attention to the coextensive and intra-active nature of the body with its environment and the consequent implications for linking the human to the nonhuman and the personal to the global in environmental ethics...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 427-460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... environmental humanities (EH) is an interdisciplinary field of enquiry that brings the insights and approaches of the humanities—centered on questions of meaning, value, and ethics—to bear on some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The field is grounded in the growing recognition that diverse human...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 261-276.
Published: 01 May 2014
... everyday lives. 35 While the ethical and political consequences of acknowledging the agency of things (Styrofoam cups, birch trees, coal dust) remain to be spelled out (and are unlikely to be comforting), such a view clearly posits new forms of analysis and enables new ways of narrating environmental...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 101-107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the environmental humanities analytics from a merely critical approach of individuals fighting the war on cancer to a critical-affirmative approach of a “we,” a planetary kinship of vulnerable bodies inhabiting “the Chthulucene” 10 through an ethics of affirmative difference. Hugo Reinert, in...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 1.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by us all. Trained as an anthropologist, over the course of her career Debbie made major contributions in a range of fields, from the environmental humanities and the anthropology of indigenous Australia to extinction studies, animal and multispecies studies, and the philosophies of ethics...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 277-284.
Published: 01 November 2016
... between the sacred and the secular and thereby redefines and expands the ethical fields of both Christian thought and secular environmentalism. It does so by a combination of simultaneous assertion and healthy self-questioning of theological conceits. He does not offer theology, in other words, as the one...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 213-220.
Published: 01 May 2014
... back the threat. In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. —Ian Angus, The Myth of ‘Environmental Catastrophism’ It is only through fundamental change at the center of the system, from which the pressures on the planet principally emanate, that there is any...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (2): 501-527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... histories, values, and ethical frameworks.” 25 And while Sörlin links the emergence of environmental humanities directly to the modern environmentalist movement stemming from American scholars such as Rachel Carson and Aldo Leopold, Sörlin similarly argues for the value-adding that humanities scholarship...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 233-260.
Published: 01 May 2014
... what the “problems” and possible “solutions” are, looking ahead. For example, geoengineering—something Crutzen has cautiously endorsed—is merely one (ethically contentious and operationally fraught) response to impending Anthropocenic change. Many environmental humanists both study and advance...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 69-84.
Published: 01 May 2012
... its future. This paper explores four key drivers of conservation initiatives: place, landscape, biodiversity and livelihood, and how these shape environmental management in the Desert Channels region of south-western Queensland and in the Quantock hills in Somerset, England. The aim is to show how the...
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Environmental Humanities (2015) 6 (1): 131-157.
Published: 01 May 2015
... writing as a touchstone, my essay foregrounds the environmental features of the (re)location: the extreme desert weather, the mountain vistas, the incarceree-created rock gardens, the reconstructed barracks, guard tower, and barbed wire fence, and the cemetery/monument. I bring together concepts from...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 257-272.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Richard D. G. Irvine Abstract What does it mean to do violence in deep time? How is deep time evoked in our understanding of environmental harm? Environmental transformations have figured prominently in the recent history of Mongolia. Shifts in land use have been associated with severe pasture...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 402-426.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Matthew S. Henry Abstract This essay operates at the intersection of the energy humanities and environmental justice studies to survey extractive fictions , a term I use to describe literature and other cultural forms that render visible the socioecological impacts of extractive capitalism and...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 25-41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... understand the stakes involved in this conflation as well as Wendell Berry, and few have had more occasion to enact the entwined values of pacifism and environmentalism than he has. Berry therefore marries pacifist politics to a land ethic of care, a union from which emerges an environmentalism highly...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 147-167.
Published: 01 May 2013
... second line of thought explores how history writing might contribute to an ethical response in the face of the end and an almost inevitable, accompanying violence, anomie and destruction. Apocalyptic language is eschewed by a progress-centred history. Here we argue that it is exactly the proper recovery...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 63-85.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ecology Tierra del Fuego environmental ethics Loss seems to saturate the Anthropocene, becoming the affective register of our time. Mass extinctions, melting glaciers, disappearing coastlines, vulnerable communities—these are just a few expressions of loss. Multiple lines of evidence document...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 21-41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... such critiques of exemptionalism clearly still accept a strong form of exceptionalism (which we might also term an ecological humanism). More radical forms of ecology, environmental ethics, and environmental politics begin to critique human exceptionalism too. 12 Usually this means including...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 86-106.
Published: 01 May 2018
... claiming inconclusive evidence and uncertainty about the toxic effects of the war, my southern Lebanese interlocutors insisted on causally linking Israel’s weapons to the perceived surge in cancer, infertility, and environmental degradation since 2006. Their insistence that war was causing this ongoing...