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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 November 2016) 8 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Gisli Palsson; Heather Anne Swanson Abstract “Nature” and “social life” tended to be separated by Enlightenment thinkers, setting the stage for a long-standing tension between geology and social-cultural theory. Such a division suppressed the liveliness that humans have often attributed to material...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 349–369.
Published: 01 November 2018
... actors. In caring for the land and its lakes in practical ways it is important to sustain respectful relations with those actors. Norwegian environmental policy works differently by distinguishing between nature and culture and seeking to protect landscapes from what it takes to be human interference, so...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 447–472.
Published: 01 November 2018
... exceptional. The modern idea of human exceptionality is thus shown to be based in large part on a scientifically dubious, and culturally specific, argument about the nature-transcendent quality of beings that walk upright. This is a particular form of humanist discourse that often forgets its own...
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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 May 2016) 7 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 May 2016
... environmental change that inflict ‘slow violence’ on vulnerable human (and non-human) populations. Nixon argues that a lack of “arresting stories, images and symbols” reduces the visibility of gradual problems such as biodiversity loss, climate change and chemical pollution in cultural imaginations and on...
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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): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
... a social experiment meant to destroy both slavery and, more generally, racism throughout the entire United States through the redemptive practice of a utopian agrarianism. The settlers understood that nature and culture, wilderness and society, were thickly, dialectically intertwined. And they...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... idiosyncratic, adaptive, and resilient form of aesthetic engagement than the binaries of nature/culture or global/local allow. 17 As many readers will recall, fractal geometry—which refers to jagged and uneven topological dimensions that fall between two integers—burst into visual culture in the 1990s after...
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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 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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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
... explored in two contemporary environmental writers. First, The End of Nature by Bill McKibben is examined for its debt to Silent Spring and its use (and overuse) of sadness in its attempt to bring climate change to the public's attention. Second, Early Spring by Amy Seidl is shown to be a more affective...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... masculine/feminine, reason/emotion, and culture/nature, wherein the former terms are not only considered separate from the latter, but also superior and dominant. Utilitarian and rationalist arguments for vegetarianism therefore reinforce ways of thinking about the world that contribute to the abuse of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 149–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
...: Ashgate, 2008). For an earlier and in some ways even more stringent view see, Michel Henry, “The Ideologies of Barbarism,” in Barbarism (London: Continuum, 2012). For a general overview of the current situation and careful reflection on its prospects see, Jerome Kagan, The Three Cultures: Natural...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 May 2012
...'. This is the approach taken to heritage assessment in the Burra Charter, which recognises cultural and natural values together, and works on the ethical principle that the values of all cultural groups should be acknowledged as ‘co-existing’. 3 I use place, landscape, biodiversity and livelihood...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Synthetic yeast is already growing into the wine industry, where questions of its terroir—its nature and provenance generally and even terroir specifically as a desirable property of fine wine—will become relevant in terms of how this and other synthetic biology products fit into the legal and cultural...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 152–173.
Published: 01 May 2019
... breaching the boundary that appears to separate the insides of our bodies from our outward environments. Asbestos attests to the fact that the human does not just touch the nonhuman, culture does not just touch nature, but the boundaries between them operate within a framework of trans-corporeality, viscous...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 240–244.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Dorothy . The Origins of American Social Science . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1991 . Walker Jeremy . “ Economy of Nature .” PhD diss., University of Technology Sydney , 2007 . Whatmore Sarah . Hybrid Geographies: Natures, Cultures, Spaces . New Delhi : Sage...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 242–246.
Published: 01 May 2019
... disability and ravaged environments as one of resonance and echo and not as a canonized history or a tested theory. I draw on my personal history, as well as emerging work in disability studies and environmental humanities, in order to literalize these resonances and echoes across nature-cultures. 3...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 35–53.
Published: 01 May 2014
...-called nature poems are often about locating and defining precisely such instances of wilderness. In this sense, Hughes's poems usually draw a clear line between nature and culture, and strongly favour the former. Some poems take an apparently different but in essence similar approach and attempt to view...