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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... though the methods employed can be destructive and long-term success is often limited. Building on recent work critiquing categorical approaches to invasive species management, we argue that such campaigns obscure not only the underlying conditions but also the ongoing production of plant invasiveness...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 73–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
...-case basis. This paper considers the epistemological implications of the digitisation of the Directors' Correspondence (DC) collection (1841-1928) at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, made available through the Global Plants database. In order to avoid a polarised analysis of the end-products of archive...
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Published: 01 May 2015
Figure 4. Distribution of Global Plants Partners. Courtesy of Global Plants/JSTOR. Figure 4. Distribution of Global Plants Partners. Courtesy of Global Plants/JSTOR. More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jennifer Hamilton Abstract This is an experimental review essay responding to Michael Marder's Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013). The essay departs from the ordinary structure of comparing three books on a similar theme. Instead three of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 204–229.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Katarzyna Olga Beilin; Sainath Suryanarayanan Abstract Based on multidisciplinary archives as well as fieldwork and interviews, this article focuses on the intertwined nature of movements of resistance by humans and plants struggling against genetically engineered soy monocultures in Argentina...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... corporate actors to oil palm seeds. I begin by describing how nursery workers in their everyday practices adopt the role of motherly caregivers to seeds as their cherished “babies.” I then explore how scientists conceive experimental breeding as a way of caring for the future of plants and the planet. This...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Wood . The second part of the article then offers an extended reading of the artistic strategies employed in White Wood . White Wood is a small deciduous woodland conceived by Wendling and created in collaboration with the community of Huntly. Among the many hundred trees planted were forty-nine oak...
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Published: 01 November 2018
Figure 5. Planting seedlings according to age facilitates the identification of “runts” and “rogues.” Credit: Sophie Chao Figure 5. Planting seedlings according to age facilitates the identification of “runts” and “rogues.” Credit: Sophie Chao More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Thom van Dooren; Eben Kirksey; Ursula Münster Abstract Scholars in the humanities and social sciences are experimenting with novel ways of engaging with worlds around us. Passionate immersion in the lives of fungi, microorganisms, animals, and plants is opening up new understandings, relationships...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., which alternate with a minimalist interface: a grid populated with dots signifying other animals and plants living in Banff. This essay argues that Bear 71 uses two strategies to reframe the data-driven discourse of wildlife management. First, the anthropomorphized narrative of Bear 71 reframes wildlife...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 63–85.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., multispecies ethnography, and postcolonial theory, this essay focuses on the introduction in 1947 of Canadian beavers into the Fuegian archipelago (now considered the region’s most significant environmental problem). The introduction of plant and animal life is bound up in the apparatus of settler colonialism...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 194–215.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Miriam Tola Abstract Located in the Prenestino neighborhood of Rome, Italy, the former chemical-textile plant Ex-SNIA Viscosa has been a site of labor exploitation, toxicity, and struggle since the 1920s. Comprising postindustrial ruins, an urban lake, and myriad species, the area has been...
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Published: 01 May 2012
and military-grade chemicals like Agent Orange, are produced by cattails to inhibit the growth of other plant species. The characteristic brown cigar-shaped clusters at the top of each cattail spike also produce thousands of airborne seeds, enabling quick dispersion over large spatial scales. Sally More
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2017
... extirpate once it has become established. In Massachusetts, the Japanese knotweed is one of sixty-six species that have been designated “invasive” by the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group (a nonprofit organization that works in coordination with state and federal agencies). Like the other sixty...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 57–68.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in Central West New South Wales, I've always been keenly aware of the presence of what we here in Australia variously call burrs or thistles. A vernacular definition of this variety of plant life would be, ‘weeds with sharp bits.’ However, burrs and thistles actually name different things; the word...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 141–154.
Published: 01 May 2012
... against too avid an ideal of domestication, at least of women and plants. Wandering and love of mushrooms engender each other. Walking is the speed of bodily pleasure and contemplation; it is also just the speed to look for mushrooms. After the rains, the air smells fresh with ozone, sap, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 May 2016
... citizens to unite in a ‘war’ against particular plant and animal species in their area. 2 The AlienBusters campaign was conceived by the South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and developed by the interdepartmental public works programme Working for Water as a means of combatting so...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of plants: “I see squashes expanding with pressure. . . . The rye plant and the Bronx ailanthus are literally killing themselves to make seeds.” 5 In all, fecundity is almost perverse. A proliferation that can only mean innumerable deaths. The many bubbling eggs of larvae, the near-suicidal...