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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
... : Polity , 2013 . White Lynn Jr. “ St. Francis and the Ecologic Backlash .” Horizon 9 , no. 3 ( 1967 ): 42 – 47 . In addition to his rereading of sacred texts, the pope pays particular attention to spiritual practice, suggesting a number of ways in which personal transformation can...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 427–460.
Published: 01 November 2019
... team that aim to give a concrete sense of EH teaching in practice. 34. Griffiths, “Humanities and an Environmentally Sustainable Australia.” 35. Cronon, “A Place for Stories” ; Lidström et al., “Invasive Narratives and the Inverse of Slow Violence” ; Heise, “Planet, Species, Justice...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 88–112.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Lauren Fournier Abstract This article proposes the possibilities of fermentation, or microbial transformation, as a material practice and speculative metaphor through which to approach today’s transnational feminisms. The author approaches this from the perspective of their multiyear curatorial...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 324–350.
Published: 01 November 2019
... well as two more well-known works, Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape and Agnes Denes’s Wheatfield—A Confrontation . These works share similar form, scale, and media but most significantly function as social practice artworks that enact multispecies performances. Drawing on notions of urban cosmopolitics...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (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 (2014) 4 (1): 125–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a (supposedly) exclusionary politics of nature, in a move that betrayed a still largely humanist ethics. From the focus on friendly companions, to the attention to practices of care or living-together, the notion of companion species and their entanglements with humans has been polarized towards a...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 190–204.
Published: 01 May 2020
... relations. This is both an intellectual and a practical project. The authors believe that a crucial first step toward more just and sustainable human-soil relations is a critical reflection around soil knowledge practices and their onto-political effects. In this introduction, they open the field for such...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 149–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Butler's work on vulnerability as a shared condition of living, we examine the philosophies and practices of alternative apiculture along two axes: the gifts of honey and poison; longing, connection and bee-worship. The first emphasizes how poison and honey draw bee and beekeeper together in uneven gift...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork among winemakers in South Australia I examine pasteurisation, a killing practice that acts not on organisms but on the fluids within which they live. Examining the pasteurisation of wine damaged by the fungus Botrytis cinerea, I argue that this practice shifts the locus...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 3 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2013
... conditions of visibility and engagement. As a wild avian population, the Lessers are known and managed primarily through practices of asymmetrical intimacy, such as field observation and telemetry. These practices, in turn, determine the emergence of biopower in a specific modality, as a power that takes...
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Environmental Humanities (2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Laurel Peacock Abstract This article focuses on three collections of poetry by California poet Brenda Hillman, Cascadia, Practical Water, and Pieces of Air in the Epic, reading for the ways in which the poems model an affective interrelation between human and environment. These three works each...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 169–190.
Published: 01 May 2016
... adopts a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to trash animals. These culturally sanctioned (and publicly funded) facilities practice diverse methods of ‘vermin control.’ By contrast, within Inuit communities of the Eastern Canadian Arctic, ravens eat, play, and rest on open dumps by the thousands. In this article...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sarah Ensor Abstract Taking as its provocation Leo Bersani’s fleeting turn to questions of ecology at the end of his 2002 essay “Sociability and Cruising,” this piece asks what it would mean to use the practice of cruising as an unexpected model for a new ecological ethic, one more deeply attuned...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (2): 247–279.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Susanne Bauer; Nils Güttler; Martina Schlünder Abstract Focusing on a global hub of aviation, Frankfurt Airport, this essay examines encounters between animals and technology in airport operation. In order to understand how airport practices constantly negotiate the borders with local environments...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... sources, I detail the history of the bioregenerative life-support system, a system in which simple organisms—most commonly algae—would inhabit the spacecraft and, through a series of interspecies symbioses, maintain cabin conditions and sustain astronaut life. By homing in on the maintenance practices of...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jennifer Mae Hamilton; Astrida Neimanis Abstract Composting is a material labor whereby old scraps are transformed—through practices of care and attention—into nutrient-rich new soil. In this provocation, we develop “composting” as a material metaphor to tell a particular story about the...
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Environmental Humanities (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 (2016) 8 (1): 24–36.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Vinciane Despret; Michel Meuret Abstract In recent decades, in the South of France some young people from urban backgrounds have chosen to become shepherds and to learn to reconnect with the herding practices that many livestock breeders had abandoned under the pressure of agricultural...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 267–284.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Anne Therese O’Brien Abstract The growing adoption of no-till cropping and other minimal-impact farming practices in recent decades signals a shift in how soil is understood and valued. Eschewing vigorous disturbance, standard in the West (and beyond) since the Neolithic Revolution, farmers instead...