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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 447–472.
Published: 01 November 2018
... not to some immaterial quality of mind or soul, but rather to the distinctiveness of human anatomy. It was, we will argue, the body—and, above all, the head—which provided the basis of a modern attempt to establish that humans were creatures of a categorically different order from all other animals...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 227–232.
Published: 01 May 2016
... describe An Ecomodernist Manifesto, this is it. Amnesia. In two registers. First, amnesia about the deeply uneven and violent nature of modernization. And second, about the struggles that have underpinned every effort to alleviate inequality and violence. We start with Galeano because he died two days...
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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 2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
... modernization policies. In some cases they have found themselves entrusted with sheep that are as naive about herding as they themselves were. Before their introduction to transhumance—seasonal movement between pastures—these animals were primarily confined and fed indoors or in small fenced areas. The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jamie Lorimer Abstract Recent work in the life sciences presents the human as a superorganism, composed of and kept alive by diverse microbial kin. We learn that this life is changing fast as a result of modern lifestyles and that missing microbes are causing epidemics of absence. There is a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 May 2016
... inclusive research imaginaries—specifically, research imaginaries that address (and subvert) a modern “geontology” that renders the inorganic as passive, inert, and freely available for exploitation. Copyright © 2016 Hugo Reinert 2016 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 25–41.
Published: 01 May 2013
... environmentalist must draw upon enormous internal resources if she is to revolutionize the economies of ruin that characterize modern life. Copyright: © Major 2013 2013 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This license permits use and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
... abstraction of self-interested ‘man’ and finite ‘nature’, Clare began with his own experiences of the world around him. This commitment to the here and now is not to be confused with notions of a ‘pre-modern’ union of human and nature. Rather, Clare's poetry describes and reveals the many different natures...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
... logic (and its concomitant logistics) cannot cleave to a view of beings that is reductionist in any sense. Thus the potential for using Deleuze and Guattari to exit modernity is limited. What is required is a deconstruction of existing (agri)cultures and logics, rather than an attempt to push past them...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... modern infrastructure. By creating and maintaining divisions, they make it possible for new kinds of agency to emerge. Infrastructures become animate: responsive to their environments in ways that allow them to persist in the face of continual change. Copyright: © Benson 2015 2015 This is an open...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 May 2014
... benchmark opus for what shadow place composition might sound like in the modern global city. Copyright: © Ryan 2014 2014 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This license permits use and distribution of the article for non-commercial...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Amanda Hagood Abstract Recent scholarship on the work of the great nature writer, Rachel Carson, posits that her landmark book, Silent Spring (1962)—often credited with igniting the modern environmental movement—is best understood in the context of her earlier, extraordinarily popular publications...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kenny Walker Abstract The 50 th year anniversary of Rachel Carson's monumental Silent Spring invites reflection on how the controversy over chemical pesticides shaped environmental discourse in the modern era. This essay focuses on uncertainty as a boundary device that shapes scientific ethos in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
...J. Baird Callicott Abstract Ancient Greek philosophy begins with natural philosophy (the Milesians, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Anaxagoras), followed after about a century by a focus on moral philosophy (Socrates and the sophists). The pattern is repeated in the Modern period: first natural philosophy...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Les Beldo Abstract Amid mounting concerns over viral and bacterial outbreaks in industrial farm settings, scholars of modern industrial agriculture have increasingly focused their attention on the dangers posed by an “excess of life.” While important, this focus tends to produce a narrative in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 280–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gordon M. Sayre Abstract In the last quarter-century many scientific, environmental, and popular publications have used a metaphor comparing species extinction and the loss of biodiversity in the modern era to the destruction of the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt more than 1,500 years ago...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Istvan Praet; Juan Francisco Salazar Abstract A growing number of researchers in the social sciences and the environmental humanities have begun to focus on the wider universe and how it is apprehended by modern cosmology. Today the extraterrestrial has become part of the remit of anthropologists...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 108–136.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of working through political neglect of carcinogenic effects of conditions of poverty in postcolonial capitalism and chemical modernity. The article introduces Anthropocene necropolitics as an analytics, useful for a critical understanding of the global cancer epidemics. But it aims also to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 137–151.
Published: 01 May 2019
... destruction of the built environment. Linking these experiences, the argument sets up and explores an analytical space within which the toxic modernity of planetary capitalism can resonate, structurally, with the racist violence of state colonialism: a space that also, the author suggests, describes an...
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Published: 01 May 2012
Figure 8 A machine in Tifa Tours that broke down while printing diplomas for University of Costa Rica graduates. The cooperative became inactive after the machines stopped functioning. Spectral promises made to the women of Bagatzí—fictions and fabulations about modernity—evaporated as the More