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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Some inhuman animals seek out and uncover our wastes. These ‘trash animals' choke on, eat, defecate, are contaminated with, play games with, have sex on, and otherwise live out their lives on and in our formal and informal dumpsites. In southern Canada's sanitary landfills, waste management typically...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
... argue that these publications evidence environmental humanists as playing two roles with respect to the geoscientific claims they are reacting to: the roles of “inventor-discloser” or “deconstructor-critic.” Despite their importance and their differences, as currently performed these roles hold...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... discursively and plastically, predicated on assumptions about natural appearance and behavior that may not reflect evidence from historical records. Animated by what I call techniques of contiguity, reconstructions play a persuasive role in expressing and shaping human perceptions and imaginings of past...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 230–254.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Wilson’s desire for “sustained attention [to] the nature of attacking, sadistic impulses, and the difficulties of how to live (and politick) with them” and Scott Gilbert, Jan Sapp, and Alfred Tauber’s call for “intermingled symbiont relationships.” The multispecies power structures playing out in Dying for...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
... language, informative speech and expletive, and communication and symptom. Building on ideas about metacommunication in animal play, I suggest that both psychic trouble and interactions to ease that trouble might be considered forms of biosemiotic creativity. By loosening and opening up the distinctions...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 172–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... investigates the idea and play of “Sila” in Adams’s work, Sila being a concept that Adams derives from the Inuit to signify in the largest possible sense the weather, its cosmic and chaotic modalities, and the wisdom that attends to them. Copyright © 2016 Diane Chisholm 2016 This is an open access article...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2015
... which memory, movement and materiality play full parts. I consider absence, loss and displacement and how they operate within self-landscape practice, and how particular forms of materiality (in this case, large bridges) become charged with all sorts of emotions relating to personal history (how bridges...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
... community, where the intractable realities of human and more than human settler colonial relations are played out on a daily basis. We also try to do this rethinking collectively, in the presence of other animals with whom our inherited pasts, our mundane everyday presents and our uncertain futures are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... attempt to undermine the hegemony of transnational corporations and build ecologically and economically sustainable communities. Social justice plays a key role in the guiding philosophies of these movements, and yet, while many ecocritical discourses examine the uncomfortable relationship of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 57–68.
Published: 01 May 2012
... essayistic form of narration to pull together contrasting examples that suggest hard and fast distinctions between subject and object tend to provoke misleadingly abstract descriptions of place. The specific place under investigation is a farming property in rural New South Wales. It has played a significant...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
... framework of agriculture as such. Indeed, the Theban plays (of which Oedipus Tyrannus is one) dwell on the fact of agricultural society as a form of uncanny existence. This essay argues that the principal reason for the uncanniness is the reduction of being to non-contradiction. Exit strategies from this...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... personal history with this reclamation in the year 1980. On bringing together these diverse temporal threads and processes, this article argues that archaeology has a particular role to play in bringing reclamations and other things of the Anthropocene into view. Copyright © 2017 Denis Byrne 2017 This...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... practices of artisanal pyrotechnology. Our reading of the dynamic and violent interchange between the inner and outer Earth in these examples points to a non–self-identical planetary condition, on which the very structure of temporality emerges through a play of destruction and generativity. In this light...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 43–70.
Published: 01 May 2013
... scales. 14 I made enquiries and was informed that some years before, one of the neighbours had a lyrebird in captivity. The man played the flute, and the lyrebird learnt to mimic the sounds. Later, he released the bird, and then the other lyrebirds also picked up the sounds. The present generation of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 259–263.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... When the hatchlings were ready to emerge they began to yelp, and we played ‘mother’ and unearthed the eggs. 1 Visitors to this first crocodile centre in Zululand were incredulous that we were protecting crocodiles. Most Europeans in Africa have felt endangered by crocodiles. By the 1960s, however...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
... good of the nation,” “there will be jobs”—if only this is surrendered, this precious thing destroyed. Strange translations are in play here, mediated by violence. The coolest calculations echo with millennial atavisms of blood, suffering and loss—because sacrifice is a holy word, with complex but...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... In the second section, I use a 1930's stage play titled Power to discuss the notion of backwardness used to render the people in the region outside of modernity, and thus moveable to make way for dam and power plant construction. Finally, I look at records revealing how coal ash waste became the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ultimately politically efficacious ways. They share as well a conviction that the humanities, in their attention to the creation and critique of aesthetic objects, can play a significant role in heightening public environmental awareness. The problem they collectively address is a curious, but pervasive one...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 May 2017
... essence—of being-as-being—had played a trick on us by concealing the avidity, the pleasure, the passion, the concupiscence, the hook, of having and had . This philosophy would have forced us never to confess our attachment to the things capable of giving us properties that we didn’t know we had.” 5...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... The discoveries were compelling and a relief for an artist who could not identify with most readily available popular media. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Wiseman played for a wide variety of audiences while working for Greenpeace. He also became a vegetarian, and eventually a vegan. At the time...