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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 168–186.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Dominic O’Key Abstract This essay argues that the concept of extinction, polysemous if not overdetermined, is becoming an emergent keyword of contemporary public life as it faces the climate crisis. To make this argument the essay critically considers the ways in which extinction is currently being...
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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 (2020) 12 (1): 388–405.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Owain Jones; Kate Rigby; Linda Williams Abstract In responding to the spatiotemporally specific geographies of extinction charted in the articles in this special section, this article reflects on the sociocultural factors that inform the ways in which extinction is framed and impede recognition...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 129–144.
Published: 01 March 2022
... in nuclear energy. The use of myxomatosis as a bioweapon and the creation of nuclear energy capable of radioactive pollution are also at the core of Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura’s La caza ( The Hunt , 1966). This article argues that The Hunt provides an important examination on extinction and biopolitics...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 281–300.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Jeremy J. Schmidt Abstract In 2019 several funerals were held for glaciers. If enough glaciers die, could they go extinct? Is there geologic extinction? Yes. This article develops three arguments to support this claim. The first revisits Georges Cuvier’s original argument for extinction and its...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 241–264.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Jared Margulies Abstract How does attention to exertion and absence of care illuminate possibilities for avoiding extinction amid global biodiversity declines? This article brings together feminist technoscience and more-than-human theory on care with Lacanian psychoanalytic theories of anxiety...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 187–207.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Diane Nelson; Nhenety Kariri-Xocó; Idiane Kariri-Xocó; Thea Pitman Abstract This article proposes that languages should be embraced by the field of extinction studies while at the same time being mindful of the imbrication of colonialism in both the assignation and terminology of extinction...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 208–230.
Published: 01 March 2023
... science fiction narratives and their correlating lived practices to explore how death ethics for those driven extinct by climate change and other environmental injustices can and ought to go beyond affect, symbolism, and abstraction. It puts forward environmental palliation as an alternative framework...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 288–295.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Kate Symons; Ben Garlick © 2020 Kate Symons and Ben Garlick 2020 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). According to the International Union for Conservation (IUCN), we are living through a sixth mass extinction event...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 21–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Mick Smith Abstract How might a posthumanist notion of ecological community attempt to address questions concerning extinction? Such irredeemable losses are explicated through four aspects of ecological/community relations—material manifestation (appearances), material involvement (effects...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... 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 suggest...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., as a condition of creativity, open up new modes of receptivity and responsiveness to species extinctions? This essay turns to philosophies of becoming and to recent research in the biological sciences to explore this possibility. I suggest that attending to the heterogeneity of experience alerts us to more...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Celia Lowe; Ursula Münster Abstract Across the world, elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus is increasingly killing elephant calves and threatening the long-term survival of the Asian elephant, a species that is currently facing extinction. This article presents three open-ended stories of elephant...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 321–345.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Adam Searle Abstract The spectacle of de-extinction is often forward facing at the interface of science fiction and speculative fact, haunted by extinction’s pasts. Missing from this discourse, however, is a robust theorization of de-extinction in the present. This article presents recent...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (2): 454–474.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Michelle Bastian Abstract This article contributes to work within extinction studies by asking how one might “story” extinctions of creatures that have been, and will remain, unknown. It grapples with losses that have been unrecorded, unmissed, and unrecognizable via the “lively ethography...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Thom van Dooren Abstract The Hawaiian Islands were once home to one of the most diverse assemblages of terrestrial snails found anywhere on earth, with more than 750 recognized species. Today, however, the majority of these species are extinct, and most of those that remain are headed swiftly...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Petra Tjitske Kalshoven Abstract Extinct as a result of overhunting and habitat loss, the great auk, or garefowl, leads a hidden taxidermied existence in museum storerooms, sheltered from potential further degradation. As an environmental icon, however, the bird inspires a lively political economy...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 346–369.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Charlotte Wrigley Abstract Scottish wildcat conservation is a tricky business, dogged by rampant hybridization, habitat loss, illegal poaching, and, more recently, calls from ecologists to declare the creature functionally extinct. While conservation bodies refuse to declare the fight over...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 391–413.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Yota Batsaki Abstract Anselm Kiefer’s monumental Secret of the Ferns (2007) redirects the artist’s apocalyptic sensibility, honed in response to the Holocaust, to the slow violence of extinction. The installation adopts a foundational practice of early modern natural history: the herbarium’s...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 280–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gordon M. Sayre Abstract In the last quarter-century many scientific, environmental, and popular publications have used a metaphor comparing species extinction and the loss of biodiversity in the modern era to the destruction of the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt more than 1,500 years ago...