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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... nonhuman vitalities to predictably exceed human inputs to production, but this fact has been overlooked amid an emphasis on containment and control. I propose we think about nonhuman contributions to production, including those taking place at the microbiological level, as labor . This approach confers two...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 194–215.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Miriam Tola Abstract Located in the Prenestino neighborhood of Rome, Italy, the former chemical-textile plant Ex-SNIA Viscosa has been a site of labor exploitation, toxicity, and struggle since the 1920s. Comprising postindustrial ruins, an urban lake, and myriad species, the area has been...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jennifer Mae Hamilton; Astrida Neimanis Abstract Composting is a material labor whereby old scraps are transformed—through practices of care and attention—into nutrient-rich new soil. In this provocation, we develop “composting” as a material metaphor to tell a particular story about the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 May 2019
... multi-species ecological ethic recursively informs an economic paradigm for making ends meet with others, where surpluses born of synergies feed back into a resilient system, revaluing weeds and waste. Sally’s labors reflect a new form of ethical, ecological, and economic entanglement that crops up in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 May 2015
... altered or transformed. What will it take to change the future? Towards the end of Specters of Marx, Derrida argues that to create a more ethical future, we need questions that bring “representation back to the world of labor.” But, he continues, “[t]hey are not even, in the final analysis...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 18–39.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the summer capital of British India. When they annexed the land that is now Darjeeling from the Kingdom of Sikkim, the British deemed the Lepcha people, who had been living there in small groups practicing swidden cultivation, unfit for hard labor. To clear-cut forests and construct roads and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... commitment to social change. George Henry Evans, radical labor leader, Free Soiler (he coined the term), abolitionist, and editor of both the Working Man's Advocate and People's Rights, portrayed Smith as of the class whose wealth was contingent on monopoly and slavery. 18 In a rhetorical stab, Evans...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... himself could only imagine because of the distance between his native Manado and his Riau workplace. Seeds thus appear to offer a surrogate form of intimacy in the absence of laborers’ own family members. The distinctively gendered ways in which workers conceive themselves as “mothers” and seeds as...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 May 2018
... contingent on history, which is itself contingent on other species, on “the various webs of domestication in which we humans have entangled ourselves.” 6 These webs of domestication structure not only consumption and labor practices but also intimacy and affect. Tsing, writing about the historical...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Plantationocene for the devastating transformation of diverse kinds of human-tended farms, pastures, and forests into extractive and enclosed plantations, relying on slave labor and other forms of exploited, alienated, and usually spatially transported labor. The transcribed conversation will be published as...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 256–262.
Published: 01 November 2016
... termed the Plantationocene—that is, in Haraway’s words, “the devastating transformation of diverse kinds of human-tended farms, pastures, and forests into extractive and enclosed plantations, relying on slave labor and other forms of exploited, alienated and usually spatially transported labor” (162n5...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Isaac Asimov’s classic Foundation and Empire series, the central planet Trantor was sustained on giant underground vats of yeast and algae tended by robot labor. Asimov’s I, Robot depicts the united Far Eastern peoples of a future Earth subsisting almost entirely on yeast, bioengineered and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 101–107.
Published: 01 May 2019
... modernity. She takes us to a former chemical-textile plant in the Prenestino neighborhood of Rome, Italy, a postindustrial ruin and site of labor exploitation, toxicity, and environmental struggle since the 1920s, in her article “The Archive and the Lake. Labor, Toxicity, and the Making of Cosmopolitical...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 295–300.
Published: 01 May 2014
... participated in discussions about “Hope in Blasted Landscapes” at The Multispecies Salon in New Orleans, showed me how shared hopes can be sustained by practical and imaginative labor. 11 Bishop's 2004 mixed-media installation, Trespass, an assemblage of flotsam and jetsam—baby shoes and birds' nests...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 227–232.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., when the manifesto credits modernization with liberating “ever more people from lives of poverty and hard agricultural labor ... children and ethnic minorities from oppression, and societies from capricious and arbitrary governance,” 17 we cannot help but see continued and even deepened poverty...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... slake the thirst of one of the world's most productive (as well as energy-, capital-, and labor-intensive) agricultural regions somehow seem parched between their concrete walls. Humans, too, are hurting for lack of water; the roadside billboards I drive past attempt to convince me and other...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... analysis of the media ecology of invasiveness at Kilmahew, in which we argue that landscape photography, “wild gardening,” and rhododendron removal alike take part in intersecting, light-based practices of landscape that obscure the labor of its production. This analysis provides an orientation for gentler...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
... human labor and creativity, including ideas, knowledge and social relationships. On the other, environmental activists speak for the ecological commons, identified as the earth and its ecosystems, including the atmosphere, rivers, forests and forms of life which interact with them. Hardt argues that the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in part, through an understanding of nature (sled dogs) as commodity—as a hunting tool easily replaced by new technologies. 61 The killings re-configured sled dogs as ‘trash animals,’ and profoundly influenced the Inuit's shift from nomadic to sedentary labor-based lifestyles. From late April...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 November 2018
... “intellectualism” are social phenomena associated with decorporealization. To support his argument, Boyer cites Marxian social theory on the division of labor. In Marx and Engels’s words, the “division of labor only becomes truly such from the moment when a division of material and mental labor appears.” 32 In...