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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Etienne Benson Abstract The fact that industrial infrastructures are embedded in complex environments animated by unexpected agencies is often invisible to their users—at least those who live in rich, industrialized societies with reliable systems for distributing water, power, and other goods and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 May 2018
... causally separate and restricts what gets counted as a casualty of war. Based on a year of ethnographic fieldwork, this article approaches the confirmed and suspected toxic remnants of war as toxic infrastructures that sediment and distribute war’s lethal potential, years after the last bomb was dropped...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 18–39.
Published: 01 May 2017
... belonging can be “singularized” to a particular location or landscape. Building on this idea, I examine the encounters of Gorkha tea plantation workers, students, and city dwellers with landslides, a crumbling colonial infrastructure, and urban wildlife. While many analyses of subnational movements in India...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 528–531.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... This work contributes to research on the sociocultural significance of “ruination,” “active debris,” “rogue infrastructure,” and related forms of “slow violence.” 5 Bomb ecologies are a product of slow, ongoing military wasting. The long-term ecological impact of war constitutes a further, implied...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... modernist epic of industrial development, inorganic disruptions and harms are inseparable from the infrastructural and institutional webs through which extractive futures and their toxic residues are imagined, produced, and circulated in late liberal Chile. Until not long ago Puchuncaví, 150 kilometers from...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 194–215.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). toxicity chemical infrastructures cosmopolitics commons eco-memory urban political ecology feminist science studies In the late-afternoon light the area recalls the drowned worlds imagined by science-fiction writer James Ballard. 1 The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 245–254.
Published: 01 May 2016
... transformed. An Ecomodernist Manifesto 's ardent recommendations on some of the most salient ecological and social quandaries we face are motivated by a future world of “vastly improved material well-being, public health, resource productivity, economic integration, shared infrastructure, and personal...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 May 2014
... air travel, and in more local contexts noise pollution from transport infrastructure has also become a concern. Furthermore, the sheer numbers of tourists represent significant wear and tear on natural and cultural landscapes. Slow travel is one of the responses to these environmental challenges...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 196–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... media infrastructures, technologies, or objects.” 26 It must also be mindful of the interplays between perceptual labors, institutional logics, and a communication system’s material substrates (water, air, light, etc.). 27 While suggesting acoustemology as a useful concept for this line of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 May 2015
... prevent particular modes of development 11 and those of permaculturists cultivating new ways of living with earth-others 12 to community energy groups trying to build renewables infrastructure. 13 In this regard, the Environmental Humanities needs to work alongside such ambitious projects and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... recycling all life.” Mycorrhiza—symbiotic associations of roots and fungus—come into being in intimate, interspecies relations, forming an infrastructure of interconnection. 2 They decompose dead matter and recycle remains in the service of rebirth. At once material and metaphoric, caught up in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 175–179.
Published: 01 May 2017
... subordinated to the imperatives of becoming resilient to climate change. 12 Radical changes, even catastrophes, are renamed as normal “regime shifts” to be adapted to, not struggled against by, for example, confronting the dominance of fossil fuel infrastructure and the corporate power of big oil. In this...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 235–239.
Published: 01 November 2016
... there in homesteads abandoned in the rural margins. 12 On closer inspection, we can find rot all over, in the scruffy bits of land around railways, motorways, and airports. Rot happens amid landfills, substations, sewage works, and the other eyesores of modern infrastructure that some of us are not...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... summary judgment upon the past. In an effort to avoid individual interpretations of the line (e.g. checking whether one's personal property would be “safe” given catastrophic sea level rise), the project emphasizes how major infrastructure would be disrupted on a massive scale, changing the very character...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... resulting “data infrastructure,” despite its own pretensions towards iconographic authenticity, actually bears a highly mediated relationship to physical reality, flattening some dimensions and distorting others even in those cases where it is based on flawless high-resolution imagery. 13 The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2014
... serious infrastructural problems that are related to the changing climate. We learn that “2021 had been the hottest summer on record, even topping 2020,” with the result that “[t]he power grid had been stretched to the breaking point for weeks. The ‘strategic oil reserves' had been depleted the year...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
... another timeframe than his own. The epistemological preconditions and the structural and infrastructural prerequisites that enable this—paradoxical—move are, as I would like to argue, crucial for representations of the Anthropocene in a more general sense—at least for what I have described as the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 May 2018
... federal government could unify the nation by helping to develop infrastructure throughout the United States. The canals were one of the projects endorsed by the Whig Party that, it was hoped, would generate a stronger national identity. 29 In that regard, it is telling that the construction of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 143–148.
Published: 01 May 2016
... infrastructural, focusing on proximity to roads, power lines, public use areas, and the like. What this means, of course, is that millions and millions of dead, dry pine trees litter the mountain landscape all over Colorado. In the bigger picture of which we were speaking earlier, this is less a matter of...