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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 6 The Junk Naturals perform “Junk: A Natural Part of Life” at Ethelton, 13 April 1996. L to R: Tony Bazeley, Roger Laws, Mike Watters, Rod Boucher, Chester Schultz, Ian Farr, Anthony Pak Poy. Image courtesy Geoff Willsmore. Figure 6. The Junk Naturals perform “Junk: A Natural Part of More
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 447–472.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Kay Anderson; Colin Perrin Abstract In the context of current concerns within the environmental humanities to challenge the idea that humans are somehow irreducible to nature, this article takes up the much-neglected history of the idea of human exceptionality itself. According to now familiar...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with discussions and counter-examples. One of the round tables working away during the week, occasionally with changes in personnel, was on Nature. Their job (like the other round tables on Politics, Diplomacy, Religion and Economics) was to ‘reboot’ or reinstitute a concept close to the heart of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 151–168.
Published: 01 May 2016
... noted, central to this re-thinking is unsettling the colonial nature/culture divide in Western epistemology. In this article, through a series of situated, small, everyday stories from childcare centres, we relate raccoon-child-educator encounters in order to consider how raccoons' repeated boundary...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ann-Sofie N. Gremaud Abstract This article analyses representations of nature as brand and resource in current Icelandic society. This is done through an interdisciplinary approach consisting of concepts from the discipline of cultural geography and the analytical methodologies of visual cultural...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
... window into further understanding connections between humans, non-humans and place. My focus is on an analysis of hunting as cultural involvement in nature. Is it a cruel, archaic and redundant practice; or a respectful relationship between and among humans and non-humans which can reorient us to our...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 2. Fern and lichen on lava in Kipahoehoe Natural Area Reserve. Photograph by brewbooks Figure 2. Fern and lichen on lava in Kipahoehoe Natural Area Reserve. Photograph by brewbooks More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 May 2016
... variation. Variation—once ecologists' object of study—was now noise. Yet ecologists did not abandon their commitment to the idea that nature is complex, various, and interconnected. Rather, they came to read biologically meaningful patterns in seemingly “messy” graphs, using linear regression differently...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
... powerful and universalizing explanations about why ‘our planet’ is being exhausted, and how ‘we’ must respond with urgent action. One of the effects of this response is that environmental problems are naturalized as empirical facts around which new forms of governance and regulation must emerge. While this...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 89–105.
Published: 01 May 2016
... environmental salvation. However, these areas are also home to contaminated biota that migrate beyond refuge boundaries, inspiring biological vector control campaigns that frame nuclear nature as a threat that must be contained. How can these environments simultaneously embody ruin and redemption, and what work...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jessica O’reilly Abstract From a distance, Antarctica invokes extreme imaginaries and possibilities. In the practice of everyday human Antarctic life, however, daily tasks and risks are heavily managed, mitigated, and overseen. To analyze the spectacular and mundane natures of human life in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 349–369.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Liv Østmo; John Law Abstract This article describes a colonial encounter in north Norway between Sámi practices for fishing and knowing the natural world, and the conservation policies of state policy makers. In Sámi practices the world is populated by powerful and morally lively human and nonhuman...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Eben Kirksey Abstract Bruno Latour has tried to bring a parliamentary democracy to the domain of nature. Wading through the swamps of Palo Verde, a national park in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, and wandering onto neighbouring agricultural lands, I failed to find a central place where...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 55–75.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Gabriella Blasi Abstract Through a figural analysis of Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973), this paper seeks to contribute to a more defined role of film criticism in contemporary environmental thought. The analysis focuses on the relation between humans and nature in Badlands and revolves around the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... biopoetry and the encipherment process merely conceptual and methodological experimentations, or do they reflect ecological consciousness and ethical imperative for life? Building on Foucault’s idea of the discourse of nature and Benjamin’s notion of a language of things, I explore how The Xenotext —and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Alok Amatya Abstract This article studies the depiction of indigenous struggles against the grab of minerals, crude oil, and other natural resources by private and government corporations in works such as Arundhati Roy’s travel essay “Walking with the Comrades” (2010). Roy’s narrative of her...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jonas Anshelm; Anders Hansson Abstract Geoengineering, i.e., the deliberate manipulation of the global climate using grand-scale technologies, poses new challenges in terms of environmental risks and human–nature relationships. Until recently, these technologies were considered science fiction, but...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
... argues that human activities cause ecological and sonic disruptions that really are rendering the world silent or discordant, submerging the “animal orchestra” beneath noise. A healthy natural environment can be heard, according to Krause, in a rich and harmonious soundscape that has evolved over...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 May 2016
... easily discernible ‘natural’ and ‘non-natural’ identities. We argue that this narrative obstructs the options available to citizens, land managers and policy-makers and prevents a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics and implications of biodiversity change, in South Africa and beyond. Copyright...
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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...