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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 321–345.
Published: 01 May 2020
... developments in the emergent fields of resurrection biology and liminality to conceptualize the anabiotic (not living nor dead) state of de/extinction. Through two stories, this article explores the epistemological perturbation caused by the suspended animation of genetic material. Contrasting the genomic...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 167–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... for all in multispecies assemblages, through trophic cascades and drastic changes in ecological relations. A material “bringing to presence” of the not there. 11 The bucardo’s extinction was obscured with a liminality owing to its preemptive cryopreservation and attempted de-extinction via cloning. 12...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... such terrestrial familiarities are undermined by the birds' liminal, aquatic and (to a lesser extent) aerial ecologies. For, as the authors of one field guide to auks notes, ‘their structure is sculpted by water, rather than air.’ 17 Auks feed in the sea and only come to land to breed. Nesting on remote islands...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to Antarctica . Seattle : University of Washington Press , 1998 . Turner Victor . “ Liminality and Communitas .” The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-structure 94 ( 1969 ): 130 . Verne Jules . A Journey to the Center of the Earth . France : Pierre-Jules Hetzel , 1864 . 29...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
... walks to the altar by itself, offering its throat to be slit. As long as the willingness of the victim can be construed, the integrity of the rite is preserved. Here the efficacy hinges on an appearance of consent, on devices that conceal the exercise of force. In a liminal space between murder...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 288–295.
Published: 01 May 2020
... conceptualizing of attempts to genetically sequence the bucardo (an extinct subspecies of Pyrenean ibex whose genome was preserved in the late twentieth century), and the woolly mammoth (whose genetic sequence is still being worked on), explores the liminality of categories of extinct and non-extinct to argue...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (3): 284–291.
Published: 01 November 2023
... that their liminality in European epistemologies was both psychic and material. If the deep and near-future time gives a perspectivism of an ever-receding horizon that occasionally arrives as a devastating fault, Andrea Ballestero writes against the scalar, scale-up tendencies of theory and practice that enter...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (3): 522–542.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and Donaldson distinguish among domesticated (citizens), wild (sovereign), and “liminal” (denizens) animals. 20 But this clean categorization fails to account for the entanglements we describe in this article, where liminal animals mix with both wild and domestic and all are subject to management...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (3): 145–158.
Published: 01 November 2023
... entwined but emerging, simultaneously, as knotted knowledge systems that can read our planetary futures outside market time.” 19 Against ongoing colonial legacies, Tiffany Lethabo King takes up the shoal as a register and metaphor of “liminal space between the sea and land,” making possible “convergence...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... appearance is customarily deemed to portend imminent mortality 37 —often the mortality of the witnesses themselves. Like death, the Shuck’s liminal quality 38 incorporates both indeterminacy and certainty—we do not know what death is exactly or where we shall meet it, but we know precisely what happens...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the visual field of the panning camera, are nonetheless markers of stasis, stagnation, and loss, of human life dwindling in vitality. Watching the animation unfold to its discordant sound track, the viewer is held in this state of affective unease, a liminal intensity that neither restrains nor unleashes any...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (3): 641–660.
Published: 01 November 2022
... did not leave much to chance, and they collected ovarian tissue from the deceased turtle to freeze it for future research and species resurrection efforts. With this kind of liminal story, nobody would even dare to question the heterosexuality of animals at the very brink of extinction. In fact...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., scraggly patches of lawn were replaced with food-producing plants. The people who planted in these liminal spaces between building and walkway did not receive permission from the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to do so. Thus, these spaces were dubbed the “Guerrilla Gardens” by residents...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 211–229.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of potentially threatened insects) in the hopes that as many species and families as possible can be managed to flourish in a liminal habitat. In this, our project resonates with Vincent J. Del Casino Jr.’s “social geography” of bugs: “Bugs manage to move, thrive, and survive partially because of the worlds...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2022
... previous study analyzing Waterworld as an ecocritical text, examining the figural child and male protagonist for their relationship to a liminal coast. 18 In comparison to contemporary depictions of postapocalyptic society, such as the often-studied narrative of Mad Max: Fury Road , 19 Waterworld...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (3): 661–679.
Published: 01 November 2022
... nonhuman animal categories that dominate environmental humanities scholarship. 59 Frogs, as Charlotte Sleigh notes, are “liminal creatures: animals of the in-between.” They are the “largest creatures to undergo such a dramatic metamorphosis,” from a water existence to a terrestrial one, and adults...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (2): 19–38.
Published: 01 July 2023
... by academics in transgressive ways over the past decade. Notably, a special issue of Feral Feminisms , titled “Feral Theory,” explores how feral can be used for “untaming, queering, and radicalizing feminist thought and practice” with a set of papers that celebrate the liminality of the concept and its...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the dispossession of and longing for their ancestral homelands in what is now the American Southwest—should be counted as nature writing equally with the cabin-narrative canon. 19 The cabin narrator, from a liminal epistemological point of view, is a man, or less commonly a woman, who is repairing to Nature from...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 89–109.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Knowledge to Conserve Endangered Hawaiian Land Snails .” Society and Natural Resources 31 , no. 3 ( 2018 ): 320 – 34 . Searle Adam . “ Anabiosis and the Liminal Geographies of De/extinction .” Environmental Humanities 12 , no. 1 ( 2020 ): 321 – 45 . Smith Mick . “ Dis...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 341–360.
Published: 01 July 2022
... was established. Still today, just a few kilometers away from our garden, the liminal peri-urban belt between the volcano’s mouth and the most densely populated area in Italy continues to attract and burn waste. The storied landscape that connects my body and my grandparents’ garden to this ancient land is made...