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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 May 2018
... during the World War II Leningrad Blockade. Reading this document together with service-dog manuals, Soviet physiological studies, archival military documents, and autobiographical narratives, we unravel the history of Leningrad’s early Soviet military-service dog husbandry program. This program, we...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 196–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
... cry “A deaf whale is a dead whale,” the navy is also the locus for the postulate that cetaceans are animals worthy of sonic study in the first place. This article explores cetology’s debt to naval bioacoustics. We show how the history of underwater listening reveals a coproduction of military...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
... history? Our response follows two main lines of thought. The first relates to the concept of the ‘Anthropocene’ and the possibilities that it offers historians to reconsider their subject in the light of what earth science is saying about earth history and our particularly recent role in its shaping. From...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on the natural history of the oceans, which helped establish her as a talented and trustworthy translator of scientific concepts into literary prose. This essay builds upon that idea, showing how Carson's The Sea Around Us (1951) and The Edge of the Sea (1955) not only shaped public understandings of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... be sure, my intent here is not to deracinate the history of American spaceflight from its imperial and military genealogies. Indeed, as detailed below, this is a story propelled by the logic of weapons systems, the largesse of the US military, and the violence of atomic warfare—icons all of the long...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... have not been able to protect the tombs of the Pharaohs for even as long as four thousand years, and some of the graves were looted within centuries. Yet, we in this generation have an obligation to protect our nuclear wastes for more than ten thousand years—a period longer than recorded history...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... weren't alone: their efforts were seeded by the white abolitionist, Gerrit Smith; fertilized by the utopian socialist communes that covered the Northeast in the 1840s; and nurtured by abolitionists, both black and white. To United States environmental history, I add two threads less frequently seen...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 141–154.
Published: 01 May 2012
... disturbance history with feminist multispecies company. Cereals domesticate humans. Plantations give us the subspecies we call race. The home cordons off inter- and intra-species love. But mushroom collecting brings us somewhere else—to the unruly edges and seams of imperial space, where we cannot ignore the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... temporalities of the global environment. We suggest that ice core discourses have constituted and advanced specific textures and sensibilities of time in relation to Earth’s past, the history of humans as both species and civilization, and certain apocalyptic and determined futures. While the evidence from ice...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Scott Hicks Abstract This article blurs the boundaries of literature, agriculture, public history, grassroots political activism, and public policymaking in order to problematize the current eco-cosmopolitan trajectory of ecocritical theory, a trajectory promulgated by Ursula K. Heise in important...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the growing use of aerial images to chart the “disappearance of the outside” and to advocate for wilderness areas in the Global South as a “cultural heritage of mankind.” The confluence of geophysical tipping points, universalist history, and political struggle over decolonization resulted in eco...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Susie Hatmaker Abstract This paper investigates the largest flood of coal ash in United States history as an event at once monumental and insignificant. It traces affective forces generative of both the ash, and its invisibility. In the moment of rupture, the ash flowed out of a large holding pond...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 May 2018
... seem to change the course of history. I suggest that the intersection of temporal and spatial relationships embedded within the watershed concept reveals the interaction between modernist conceptions of space and time, enabling the persistence of trauma and violence that characterizes modernity. In...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... which memory, movement and materiality play full parts. I consider absence, loss and displacement and how they operate within self-landscape practice, and how particular forms of materiality (in this case, large bridges) become charged with all sorts of emotions relating to personal history (how bridges...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 528–531.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., especially, shelter young plants and saplings. As this account of foraging suggests, contaminated sites are not experienced by those that inhabit them as wastelands apart from everyday life. Military waste may be better understood as a kind of surreal substrate to everyday life. Beneath this rice field, the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 60–83.
Published: 01 May 2017
... between Eliasson’s human-made weather, London’s own history of fog, pollution, and yellowed skies, and military interest in fog dispersal and seeding. The relationship between Eliasson’s weather environments and the contamination of the air is in part formal; like the deadly smogs that enveloped London in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2017
... characterize their invasions as liberation or restoration. If possible, the OED is even clearer about the connotation of the related term invasive , 2 which lacks the faintest whiff of triumph; along with its primary political and military senses, it collocates with diseases and unpleasant medical...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 May 2018
... infrastructures,” I treat the confirmed and suspected toxic remnants of war in South Lebanon as infrastructures that promote, alter, or disallow certain forms of life. 2 Scholarship on war that focuses on logistics, roads, military bases, and weapons laboratories exposes the importance of infrastructure to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... violent even as they affirm the interweaving of violence with history and ideology in the quotidian assemblage of American life, aptly described by novelist Philip Roth as the “indigenous American berserk.” 4 Even if we grant that other countries may be more statistically violent than the United...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... 12 In 2009 government security forces launched a broad-ranging military attack—referred to as Operation Green Hunt by the news media—targeting the “Naxalite” rebels opposed to the expansion of mining in Bastar’s thick forest belt. 13 Operation Green Hunt marked the deployment of several national...