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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 May 2018
... argue, relied on a particular distinction of public and private: at once stimulating affectionate interspecies bonds between dogs and their handlers and sequestering those relationships from the image of rational, scientifically objective interspecies communication. This reduction of human-dog relations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
... interspecies communication through which human caretakers interpret and respond to the psychic lives of these parrots—psychic lives that are marked by troubles ranging from social withdrawal to self-destructive behavior. These interspecies communications include body language, gesture, nonverbal vocalizations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 204–229.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., which we provocatively conceptualize as interspecies resistance. Roundup Ready (RR) soy is genetically engineered to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup, which is intended to eliminate all unwanted plants except for the main crop. In response to the repeated applications of Roundup, however, weeds, of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Susan Ballard Abstract At the turn of the previous century Henri Bergson suggested that sympathy offered a way to understand interspecies relationships. Samuel Butler took Bergson’s ideas to an absurd extent by mixing them with readings of Charles Darwin and claiming a vital impulse for machines...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2012
... interspecies proximity in his community. A further example of the limits of place-based bird flu interventions occurred at the end of a mapping activity with central Vietnamese farmers. After nearly an hour of discussion and illustration of poultry movement in the area, a concentration of red arrows...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 141–154.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anna Tsing Abstract Human nature is an interspecies relationship. In this essay, Haraway's concept of companion species takes us beyond familiar companions to the rich ecological diversity without which humans cannot survive. Following fungi, we forage in the last ten thousand years of human...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sources, I detail the history of the bioregenerative life-support system, a system in which simple organisms—most commonly algae—would inhabit the spacecraft and, through a series of interspecies symbioses, maintain cabin conditions and sustain astronaut life. By homing in on the maintenance practices of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
... invisible practices of care. More specifically, she documents the history of the “bioregenerative life-support system,” a system in which simple organisms like algae would populate the space cabin and, through a series of interspecies symbioses, maintain cabin conditions and sustain astronaut life. By...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in which “intimate biochemical chatter” 60 enables forms of interspecies communication. Such scientific accounts of interspecies communication and diplomacy agree with how helminths (as gut buddies) are discussed among patients and providers. One company offers a twofold account of beneficial...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 May 2013
... own terms as well as in terms of our relationship to it.” 20 This gateway (or ‘door’ as she described it in her definition of what philosophical animism does), entails interspecies communication. 21 Here again, she is not defining communication in strictly human terms; there is no suggestion...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
... community, where the intractable realities of human and more than human settler colonial relations are played out on a daily basis. We also try to do this rethinking collectively, in the presence of other animals with whom our inherited pasts, our mundane everyday presents and our uncertain futures are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... attempt to undermine the hegemony of transnational corporations and build ecologically and economically sustainable communities. Social justice plays a key role in the guiding philosophies of these movements, and yet, while many ecocritical discourses examine the uncomfortable relationship of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the interstitial spaces and disturbed landscapes of the Anthropocene. Permaculture praxis—an embodied relationship with more-than-human others and an attention to symbiotic communities of co-flourishing—contributes to the cultivation of “arts of attentiveness” (van Dooren et al. 2016) necessary for...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 456–459.
Published: 01 November 2017
... adhere: through diverse modes of human and more-than-human attunement and interspecies communication, and through enactments of similarity and difference, companionship and violence. 10 Indeed, not all connections are desirable, considered from the perspective of various parties; in England again, the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... exempt ourselves from Earth's ecological community. 2 Donna Haraway tells us that “[i]f we appreciate the foolishness of human exceptionalism then we know that becoming is always becoming with, in a contact zone where the outcome, where who is in the world, is at stake.” 3 This image speaks...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
... division into “wilderness” (now national parks), and lands available for resource use. 22 Plumwood argues for acknowledgement of the ecological embodiment of all living things, and hence extension of a moral relationship to them all: “someone who lives in a rich interspecies community may often have...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ongoing tales of embodiment and re-creation. My investigation into the great auk took place as part of a larger project on interspecies dynamics in taxidermy, involving short stints of multisited fieldwork over an extended period of time. As an anthropologist, I am particularly interested in human...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... largely terrestrial, diurnal and temperate and tropical ecologies further influence the natures of these encounters. Comprehension, communication and reciprocity are more difficult in nocturnal, subterranean or microscopic worlds, mediated by pheromones, ultrasound and infrared. Many of these worlds have...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the palm oil nexus highlight the ambivalent moral valence of interspecies co-becomings in contemporary capitalist natures. 21 This ambivalence has important ethical implications, given the ongoing expansion of palm oil production across the tropical belt and its concomitantly growing community of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 295–300.
Published: 01 May 2014
... messianicity without messianism is not bound up with any particular moment of (political or general) history or culture.” 7 While Derrida's dreamscape is empty, I argue for the importance of grounding hopes in communities of actual living animals, plants, and microbes. 8 Grounding hopes in living...