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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Gisli Palsson; Heather Anne Swanson Abstract “Nature” and “social life” tended to be separated by Enlightenment thinkers, setting the stage for a long-standing tension between geology and social-cultural theory. Such a division suppressed the liveliness that humans have often attributed to material...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Jonathan Woolley Abstract Drawing in nightmares, shadows, and loneliness, this article follows a rarely trodden and difficult path across the shifting geology of Norfolk, a track marked by fleeting glimpses and horrible signs of the deadly consequences of deep time and human choice. A subject of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... destructive of time itself . We approach volcanism through the construct of a “speculative geology” that draws on a recent return to metaphysical themes in philosophy as well as a growing interest in geologic processes in the arts, humanities, and popular culture. In this way, alongside cause-effect relations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 454–455.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., much like geology and geography, has remained geocentric, down-to-earth, and earth-bound. How else would we manage to “ground” our observations, tap cognitive worlds, and produce thick descriptions, long considered the hallmarks of the discipline? This has clearly been changing significantly in recent...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., Cascadia (2001), uses what she calls “geological syntax” to explore how language, humans, and the earth are mutually shaped and shaping. This collection ranges across the geography and geology of California, exposing layers of prehistoric and historical eras that have accumulated to form its physical and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... world's geology But what happens to the world's geology Is not irrelevant to us. We must reconcile ourselves to the stones, Not the stones to us. 1 ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’ has become a common formula with which to introduce eco-critical discussions. But it presents an odd sort of welcome...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... geology. Indeed, Will Steffen, Paul Crutzen and John R. McNeill define “Anthropocene,” in its first “stage,” as a purely biogeochemical transformation, signified synecdochically by rising greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution: “We use atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration as a single...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
...: the intentional agency of other species has shaped Earth. But at the temporal scale of mineral formation, can intentional agency produce intended effects? How do these questions bear on the idea of the Anthropocene? Despite its economic importance, geology is not a glamour science. Yet geology...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 240–244.
Published: 01 November 2016
... era of the human species’ own making”; as “the crease of time,” it also invokes the “folding of radically different temporal scales: the deep time of geology and a rather shorter history of capital.” 10 Without aiming to add an extra piece of critique to a constantly growing posthumanist...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 338–342.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Serpil Oppermann © 2018 Serpil Oppermann 2018 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). To emphasize “the central role of [hu]mankind in geology and ecology,” Paul J. Crutzen and Eugene F. Stoermer proposed the term...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of uplift, sedimentation, and erosion. His famous phrase, “no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end,” invoked a cyclical temporality: deep time was the endless cycling of geology, with no need for meaning, history, or linear progression. 9 Hutton, Stephen Jay Gould argues, discovered “deep...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 257–272.
Published: 01 May 2018
... “Homeland” video shows Mongolians of the future left wandering through a barren geology trying to piece together a history from what they find buried in the dust: a portrait of Chinggis Khan; a sign pointing the way to a mine; a photograph of trees by a lake; a dribble of water in a plastic bottle. The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
... epochal markers normally confined to earth science/geology and normally focused on the distant past. As a result, a number of possible indicators that might, in thousands of years, constitute clear evidence of the Holocene's end, are being discussed in the geoscience literature. 17 Relatedly, there are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and geology reveal new details, transposed in the light of unfamiliar experience. When the property next door is sold, midway through the project, the new neighbors raze the lot to the bare ground. In the space of an afternoon, helpless, I watch a hundred years of trees, plants, hedgehog habitats, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
... - 222 . Crist Eileen . “ Provocation: On the Poverty of our Nomenclature .” Environmental Humanities 3 ( 2013 ): 129 - 147 . Crutzen Paul . “ Geology of Mankind .” Nature 415 , no. 23 ( 2002 ): 23 - 23 . Crutzen Paul . “ The Anthropocene .” In Earth Systems...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
...?” 22. Fortun, “Late Industrialism.” 23. Beck, World at Risk . 24. Haraway, “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene”; Crutzen, “Geology of Mankind.” 25. Haraway “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene,” 160. 26. Hevly, “Heroic Science of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 180–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
... geological strata, and heaps of debris. The geological era of the Anthropocene ( geology itself may be an anachronism once the logos of the earth has been bulldozed into the geodump) is but a drop in the sea of elemental metamorphoses into the world, or the unworld, of the dump that toxicity makes-unmakes...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2012
... on geology, evolutionary biology and climate science to recast human stories within the context of larger synergetic time frames and processes. For almost as long, ecocriticism has been revealing how many of our poems, songs and stories are deeply reliant on interactions with larger, nonhuman...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2016
... quick path of geostory itself (to use my term inspire by Dipesh Chakrabarty's work). 7 We are no longer in history, but in geostory. And you know what is so tragicomic about it (I wrote a whole play on that)? While tragedy moved from human to geology, suddenly, it is human culture which pretends to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 233–238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ecomoderns claim to found the good Anthropocene argument on science rather than faith or politics, and here it can be shown that their vision of the future is based on a serious misunderstanding. Throughout the late 18 th and 19 th centuries the new science of geology was dominated by...