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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Tobias Boes Abstract This article examines the hermeneutic and poetic operations by which we as human beings turn our very planet into a signifier for our collective existence as a species, a process which I refer to as “planetary mediation.” I identify the so-called Whole Earth images first...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
... obstructionism. Francis outlines and bemoans many environmental and social injustices, from biodiversity loss and extinction, deforestation, and overfishing to pollution and waste, water scarcity and privatization, and the refugee crisis. He condemns the theft from future generations and developing nations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). time volcanism geology speculative theory catastrophe evolution Anthropocene planetary futures Rather than conceiving of time as a continuous flow sutured or punctuated by events, we might think of events as generative of time. What happens...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2018
... immanent pasts but also thrumming with possible futures. 21 The goal of deep time stories will be to place current concerns into a much larger flow of planetary history and futures, nudging deep Earth forces to disrupt our received narrative strategies and moral imaginaries and in so doing provincialize...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material, matter more alive. This essay suggests that the development of sentience in the Phanerozoic eon exerted an emergent, autonomous influence on the interaction of minerals and life. Conscious human agency and its effects on planetary transformation are therefore the culmination of a very long...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as well as the ecological frameworks” 7 that will guide future environmental policymaking in surviving a future dominated by increasingly dire forecasts of planetary health. However, this communion of A Thousand Acres and contemporary ecocritical theory fractures when it is considered...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Timothy Morton Abstract The Anthropocene is the radical intersection of human history and geological time. Humans have belatedly realised that they have become a geophysical force on a planetary scale. This creeping realisation has an Oedipal logic, that is to say, it is a strange loop in which one...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 240–244.
Published: 01 November 2016
... realities, even though the environmental futures being faced are a product of radical entanglements in which humans facilitate the making of inhuman futures. Planetary environmental changes suggest that we are heading not toward more human futures but rather toward more-than-human or even “inhuman” futures...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
... especially important. The scale, scope and magnitude of human impacts on the biophysical world are such that we need a wide and deep public debate about our planetary future. The term “climate change,” now part of the global lingua franca, only gestures towards the enormity of these impacts and the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 398–417.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., let alone govern.” 60 For Masco, “given the ever present material reality of environmental toxics, there is no need to project geoengineering with its specific planetary optic into a distant future or require travel to other worlds. We can look closer to home for an example of a planetary...
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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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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... there. We connect our irritations and speculations with the Anthropocene precisely as a way of summoning the multiple violences, many of them of planetary reach, that have to be denounced when situating our knowledge practices in Puchuncaví. Thinking about the ethico-political challenges of research in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
... ethnographically, by using the angle of ultraviolet. Specifically, I focus on the ultraviolet spectrum to examine how astrobiologists look at celestial bodies, planetary atmospheres, the skin, and the eye. More generally, this article is a reflection on how outer space can be apprehended from a humanities...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 180–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Michael Marder Abstract In this article, Michael Marder interprets the “toxic flood” we are living or dying through as a global dump. On his reading, multiple levels of existence—from the psychic to the physiological, from the environmental-elemental to the planetary—are being converted into a dump...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., preparing to turn the world into a planetary tomb for creations that they know will outlive human life by the longest stretch imaginable. Which discourses, practices, and politics will we favor in response to such creations? Ethical discussions about how to safeguard future generations from radwaste...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 129–147.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Eileen Crist Abstract This paper examines the recent proposal to christen our geological epoch “the Anthropocene.” The reasoning offered for this new name is that humanity's enormous mark on the geological strata would be a discernible boundary to future geologists; therefore a change in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... impossible scale of climate? How are traumatic relations between the macro and the micro, between the planetary and the personal, the geologic and the momentary, to be grasped? How does a future catastrophe that has only begun to arrive shape experience in the now? And, drawing together all of these...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... inclusive feminist composting for the future of our field. We begin with a critical cartography of some of the field’s origin stories. While we discover that feminism is named or not named in several different ways, what most interests us here is a particular trend we observe, whereby key feminist scholars...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... queer environmentalism predicated less on intentional, direct(ed) investment than on ambient affects, impersonal futures, and nonteleological practices of care. Copyright © 2017 Sarah Ensor 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
... overlapping crises of the economy, the environment and the collective self-image in Iceland have fostered critical representations of the past, present and future of the relationship between humans and the environment. Thus utilitarian environmental policies and shallow ecology is treated critically in...