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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). multispecies ethnography ontology science and technology studies queer theory pregnancy testing animal experimentation extinction art On the morning of August 29, 2012, we conducted a pregnancy test at home with a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 191–202.
Published: 01 May 2016
... interdisciplinary, take plants as a priori agential and draw on, among other things, environmental philosophy, plant neurobiology, queer theory, botanical science, semiotics and process philosophy to extend our thinking about the place of plants in our lively world. 4 In contrast, Marder's philosophical...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2017
... compromising our acquisitive or consumptive desires for the sake of an often enigmatic—but protectively policed—“common good.” Yet queer theory challenges the foundations (and foundational status) of both that “common” and that “good”: invested not in chaste restraint but in polymorphous pleasures; not in the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 123–140.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., only rarely so far has the field of environmental studies fully engaged with the language and politics of affect. Notable here is the work of Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, whose work on melancholia and queer ecologies (2010) draws on AIDS memoirs and queer theory to juxtapose ideas of loss, mourning...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 460–463.
Published: 01 November 2017
... resonant with masculine imageries of dominating nature, see Morton, “Queer Ecology,” 274. 16. Ibid., 275. 17. Bennett, Vibrant Matter , 13. 18. Alaimo, Bodily Natures , 2. References Alaimo Stacy . Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self . Bloomington : Indiana University...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 277–281.
Published: 01 May 2014
... (2004): 205 – 229; Stengers, “A Constructivist Reading of Process and Reality,” Theory, Culture, and Society 25, no. 4 (2008): 91 – 110. 6 Vicki Kirby, Quantum Anthropologies: Life at Large (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011): 10. 7 Karan Barad, “Nature's Queer Performativity,” Women, Gender...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... point of view; and analyses of race and class are central to environmental justice. Ecofeminism, environmental justice, more recently environmental queer theory provide unique epistemological points of view, in addition to wider demographic representation. There are stirrings of such diversification now...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and Olson, “Relational Space”; and Praet, “Lune de Saturne.” 17. Casper and Moore, “Inscribing Bodies, Inscribing the Future”; Litfin, “Gendered Eye in the Sky”; Oman-Reagan, “Queering Outer Space.” 18. Young, “Pity the Indians of Outer Space”; Lempert, “Decolonizing Encounters of the Third Kind...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., poetry can be seen, increasingly, as a material and inhuman phenomenon, as well as a useful technology through which to explore interrelations. Along with the figure of SAD, I draw on the literary theory of Timothy Morton and, from different disciplines, the theory of the material-semiotic fold advanced...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... exteriority that is usually assumed . . . there is no position outside nature from which to act; there are only ‘acts of nature.’” 35 Seen from this angle, reclamations are no more “against nature” than is the queer sex that occurs after dark in some of the apartments around the edges of the park at...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reasoning goes, are unlikely to lead physicists to revise their theories of the Sun. And what happens in the sky is assumed to be of an entirely different nature than what occurs in our skin. You could say there is a certain predisposed-ness to the core subjects of these four scientific fields: the Sun...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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 or takes place opens a future that is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of life and matter. 39 Matter is “lively,” “vibrant,” 40 “beastly.” 41 “Stone discloses queer vivacity, and a perilous tender of mineral amity,” writes Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. 42 Such words and phrases point to something precious, attractive, disquieting, or terrifying about matter—a step...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... pronatalism? What if people everywhere looked for non-natalist kinnovations to individuals and collectives in queer, decolonial, and indigenous worlds, instead of to European, Euro-American, Chinese, or Indian rich and wealth-extracting sectors? As a reminder that racial purity fantasies and refusal to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... their political agitation, Friends sparked the “queering” 44 of the scientific management of elephant captivity in Seattle. I witnessed Friends protesters outside the WPZ gates in elephant drag mimicking the swaying and pacing that large mammals display in captivity (called stereotypic behavior). In...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... from this story of stateness, projectness, and progress. But at the same time, in Puchuncaví the inorganicness of inorganic life intersects politics and everyday life in queer and adamant ways. 3 Inorganic materials and forces enveloping Puchuncaví—coating deteriorated rural lands, sedimenting on...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
... what many understand them to give—the stable expression of a particular (‘authentic’) relationship to place. Morton helps us to see in Clare's poems the “drastic, queer quality of what has normatively and neuteringly been called the love of nature.” 13 In Morton's interpretation, ‘getting out of my...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... through a holey stone. Now put it down. Something is twice as different. Something gone Accumulates a queerness. Be alone. Something is side by side with anyone. 36 ‘Something’—unnamed, possibly unnameable—exists in this landscape beyond the direct treatment of language or line of sight, trembling in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and human-language phrases. While biosemiotic theory offers a provocative starting point for understanding these communications, sanctuary interactions destabilize certain semiotic distinctions, drawing attention to ambiguities between semantic and nonsemantic vocalization, vocalization and body...