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Environmental Humanities (1 May 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 (1 May 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 (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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 (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 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 (1 November 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Mark Levene Abstract The accumulating evidence on the depth and accelerating trajectory of anthropogenic climate change poses the possibility of an early end to human existence as part of a more general biotic extinction. But if that is the case what does that mean for the latter day writing of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ethics of animal experimentation, our experiment also considered speculation linking the Xenopus pregnancy test to the extinction of other frogs. Amphibian biologists once hypothesized that Xenopus frogs brought a pathogenic fungus out of Africa. We found that this outbreak narrative projected colonial...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that, in so doing, enlivens our capacity to respond to them by singing up their character or ethos. Most of our work in this area has focused on extinction, but this approach might readily be taken up in a range of other contexts. This article alternates between two types of writing. One is expository...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... ultimately live off the same seed. I highlight that care for seeds enacted by corporate actors troubles the issue of how, and who, we should love, when it comes to a plant whose proliferation produces and depends on the extinction of other species, and which is itself subjected to coercive violence. I argue...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 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 (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 May 2015
... heretofore imagined and that many of the living kinds once populating the planet no longer existed. With these thoughts came another unsettling one—that living kinds finding their homes upon the face of the earth even here and now could cease to exist, could become extinct. Finally, the most unsettling...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 259–263.
Published: 01 May 2016
... abundance (or biomass), i.e. what the ‘natural’ population size was before humans began to exploit them, or destroy their habitats. Others dispute that this is possible to estimate (the Red Lists focus rather on absolute extinction risk). 6 Faced with limited data and resources, conservationists...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... interspecies relations involved trouble environmental sensibilities in interesting ways. Here I turn to auks and in particular the extinct great auk. Auks are a family of maritime birds found on remote coastlines in cooler, Northern waters. In Old English, auks were called awks. 13 It is possible (and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 245–254.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... next-generation solar and nuclear fusion), technological policy shifts (e.g. nuclear power), technological fixes (e.g. carbon capture and storage), and technological efficiency gains (e.g. decarbonization transitions) is strongly advised. On the other hand, the mass extinction of life forms that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 129–147.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Life 14 is a graveyard of more than extinct life forms and the effervescence of the wild. But such gossamer intimations lie almost utterly forgotten, with even the memory of their memory swiftly disappearing. So also the Earth's forgetting projects itself into humanity's future, where the forgetting...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Earth's complex ecological systems relies on interspecies connectivities, issues like extinction, biodiversity and conservation become epistemic—if we lose a species, we might irrevocably damage a multispecies way of knowing through becoming-with, diminishing what Mick Smith has termed the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... altered or transformed. I have often felt over the past seven years or so like I am on an extended journey along the edge of extinction. I have spent time sitting among albatrosses engaged in courtship and nesting; I have dressed up like a whooping crane to interact with young birds learning a lost...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 343–347.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and men invited to participate in a program of consultation on extinct and disappearing desert homelands mammals, part of a larger two-way knowledge-sharing project between Western science and traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge in central and southern Australia. 4 The Elders were hosting...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
... being, one that involves other kinds of living beings.” 14 To talk about sheep when so many species have already disappeared or are at the edge of extinction might be seen nonsensical. However, extinction should not be restricted to the death of species, as Thom van Dooren so convincingly shows...