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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 267–284.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Anne Therese O’Brien Abstract The growing adoption of no-till cropping and other minimal-impact farming practices in recent decades signals a shift in how soil is understood and valued. Eschewing vigorous disturbance, standard in the West (and beyond) since the Neolithic Revolution, farmers instead...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2012
... intervention in Việt Nam to explore how avian influenza threats challenge long-held understandings of animals' place in the environment and society. In this intervention, poultry farmers collaborated with health workers to illustrate maps of avian flu risks in their communities. Participant-observation of the...
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Published: 01 May 2012
Figure 1 A group of small-scale farmers map the location of poultry farms in their community, northern Việt Nam. Photo by author. Figure 1. A group of small-scale farmers map the location of poultry farms in their community, northern Việt Nam. Photo by author. More
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Bradley M. Jones Abstract This article explores the cultivation of life in ruins. At the foothills of Appalachia, I focus on a permaculture farmer—Sally of Clearwater Creek—fostering arts of (making a) living on a damaged planet. Ethnography in the Anthropocene requires tending and attending to...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
... studies. A range of approaches to knowing and understanding others—modes of immersion—ground and guide this research: engagements and collaborations with scientists, farmers, hunters, indigenous peoples, activists, and artists are catalyzing new forms of ethnographic and ethological inquiry. This article...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 1. RIP Plough , a statue shown during Groundswell in 2018. Groundswell is a farmers’ conference for promoting no-tillage and other sustainable soil management methods. Photograph by Alex Cherry; used with permission. Figure 1. RIP Plough, a statue shown during Groundswell in 2018 More
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Published: 01 May 2012
Figure 10 Duck hunting, the world making game of powerful foreigners, is illegal in Costa Rica. Some farmers of Bagatzí have become poachers, intruding onto the government nature preserve in Palo Verde managed by conservation biologists. This mannequin with a wooden ‘gun’ was installed by park More
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 227–249.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Figure 1. RIP Plough , a statue shown during Groundswell in 2018. Groundswell is a farmers’ conference for promoting no-tillage and other sustainable soil management methods. Photograph by Alex Cherry; used with permission. Figure 1. RIP Plough, a statue shown during Groundswell in 2018...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
... driven to and from farms to watch how, specifically, Old Order Amish dairy farmers accepted or resisted management advice from a non-Amish (or “English,” as the Amish say) feed company ( fig. 1 ). 23 Over a four-month period, I rode with three different salesmen who represented the dairy management...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 190–204.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and Murnaghan on conceptualizing, measuring, and acting on land degradation by starting from the perspective of subsistence farmers in A Handbook for the Field Assessment of Land Degradation . 29. Elden, “Secure the Volume.” 30. Graham, Vertical ; Steinberg and Peters, “Wet...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the spring of 2015, prompting farmers in several states to destroy so many chickens at the behest of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that disposal of them became an environmental hazard. 1 The outbreak added to long-standing fears over the containment of viral and bacterial infections in...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . O'Dair Sharon . “ Horror or Realism?: Filming ‘Toxic Discourse’ in Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres. ” Textual Practice 19 , no. 2 ( 2005 ): 263 - 282 . Practical Farmers of Iowa Records , 1985-1992 . Special Collections Department, Parks Library, Iowa State University , Ames, IA...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Figure 10 Duck hunting, the world making game of powerful foreigners, is illegal in Costa Rica. Some farmers of Bagatzí have become poachers, intruding onto the government nature preserve in Palo Verde managed by conservation biologists. This mannequin with a wooden ‘gun’ was installed by park...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 179–185.
Published: 01 May 2020
... great expense). Replacement and discard are therefore encouraged, and repair actively prevented. See, for example, Vinsel, “Fighting for the Right to Repair Our Stuff” ; Wiseman, “Do Australian Farmers Need a Right to Repair?” Also, Make Magazine designed a special tool “small enough to fit on your...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., “Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel”; Coates, Red and Grey ; O’Connor and Sykes, Extinctions and Invasions . 9. Another example is Australian eucalypti in California. See Farmer, Trees in Paradise . For further discussion of North American examples, see Coates, American Perceptions of Immigrant...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 May 2016
... need, then we start to respect our environment much more.” 38 This environmental ethics of proximity has an intuitive appeal. However, decentralized economic activities certainly do not have an unblemished ecological record. Yeoman wheat farmers caused the American Dust Bowl, and non-point...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 205–226.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Bellamy . Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature . New York : Monthly Review Press , 2000 . Foster John Bellamy , and Magdoff Frank . “ Liebig, Marx, and the Depletion of Soil Fertility: Relevance for Today’s Agriculture .” In Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 141–154.
Published: 01 May 2012
... (slippery jack) to aid reforestation. Meanwhile, many of the most favoured mushrooms of cuisine are mycorrhizal. In France, truffle farmers inoculate tree seedlings in fenced plots. 6 But, of course, the fungi are perfectly capable of doing this work themselves—but with a more open geography. And so we...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 283–286.
Published: 01 May 2014
... rice growing in Australia has been bound up with assumptions about biocultural belonging. Does a relatively high water-use crop like rice belong in Australia at all? Do ducks belong in rice paddies, where many farmers believe they destroy crops? In the early twentieth century, a Japanese migrant by the...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 285–287.
Published: 01 May 2020
... for defining the new mode in which urban pedogeneses will exist in the future.” 5 An alternative surfaces in Anne o’Brien’s sensitive handling of the soil as a relational matrix: “As farmers gain a better grasp of soil integrity, and as it is also revealed as contingent, new dimensions of soil...