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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kenny Walker Abstract The 50 th year anniversary of Rachel Carson's monumental Silent Spring invites reflection on how the controversy over chemical pesticides shaped environmental discourse in the modern era. This essay focuses on uncertainty as a boundary device that shapes scientific ethos in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth Callaway Abstract This article turns toward scientific literature to consider the basic strategies used in presenting the temporality of climate change. While the majority of literary criticism argues that the experience of climate change is either apocalyptic or banal, the scientific...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... completely reengineer the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome, designing an organism with improved capacities for scientific research and diverse industrial applications. Notably, synthetic yeast has present connections with the wine industry and likely futures in our wider foodscapes. Here I suggest that we...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on the natural history of the oceans, which helped establish her as a talented and trustworthy translator of scientific concepts into literary prose. This essay builds upon that idea, showing how Carson's The Sea Around Us (1951) and The Edge of the Sea (1955) not only shaped public understandings of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., and ethnography. Like queer enactments of gender, performative experiments exhibit the performativity of conventional science and thereby make scientific modes of knowledge production and claims available for critical inspection. Moving beyond the domain of human self-fashioning and debates about the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 447–472.
Published: 01 November 2018
... or mind doubtlessly endure. But in this article we consider the—largely ignored, yet now arguably more prevalent—idea that humans are exceptional because of their physicality. Here, then, we outline the emergence of the scientific claim that a uniquely human condition of nature transcendence is owed...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 May 2018
... argue, relied on a particular distinction of public and private: at once stimulating affectionate interspecies bonds between dogs and their handlers and sequestering those relationships from the image of rational, scientifically objective interspecies communication. This reduction of human-dog relations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 57–68.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Tom Lee Abstract Knowledge has no proper homeland. It is scattered among disciplines and genres. A novel is filled with events, described in a particular manner, which might be translated into objects of scientific worth. Science makes new discoveries that find their way back into literature...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 May 2012
... scientific and management ideals and in empowering communities to engage in dialogue about managing their local places. Copyright: © Robin 2012 2012 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This license permits use and distribution of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... are, in effect, social atoms. Curiously, 20 th -century philosophy has largely turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the vast philosophical implications of the second scientific revolution in 20 th -century science, among them a correlative moral ontology of internal relations and social wholes. The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 397–420.
Published: 01 November 2018
...João Afonso Baptista Abstract In this article, I narrate an ethnographic storyline that involves forest inhabitants, local politicians, development professionals, and scientific researchers in both representational and nonrepresentational worlds of knowing. I discuss how and why, in Angola, making...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
... rearticulate scientific data as innovative multispecies stories. © 2018 Katey Castellano 2018 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Anthropocene anthropomorphism wildlife ethics conservation multispecies Leanne Allison...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 280–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gordon M. Sayre Abstract In the last quarter-century many scientific, environmental, and popular publications have used a metaphor comparing species extinction and the loss of biodiversity in the modern era to the destruction of the ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt more than 1,500 years ago...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
... research is always characterized by a specific aesthetic style and by a particular “cosmic imagination,” as some have called it. Scientific knowledge of the universe is based on skilled judgments rather than on direct, unmediated perception. It is science, but it is also an art. This special section...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Istvan Praet Abstract Astrobiology is normally envisaged as the scientific endeavor preoccupied with the search for life beyond Earth. What remains underappreciated, however, is that it is also a hotbed of transversal thinking. It links disciplines that have historically grown up in isolation from...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 325–340.
Published: 01 November 2017
... could comfortably live. The story, told in white papers, at scientific conferences, and to broader publics, features a mother astronomer explaining to her children the potential worlds that await them in the cosmos. This essay uses this myth as a starting point to examine relationships between humans...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... too well, pervasive social and political resistance to the scientific consensus on climate change remains a key barrier to effectively responding to these changes on a global scale. Here, perhaps, is where the humanities can and should help to make visible, tangible, and morally salient the narrative...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 259–263.
Published: 01 May 2016
... planet, and is often used without due reflection on the decisions and implications conferring such status implies. The technical definitions of species and categories, and the processes of filtering and ranking species are presented as rigorous and scientific, but are also pragmatic, value laden...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 330–337.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... In our contemporary understanding of climate change, where be dragons? Although dragons are today conspicuous by their absence, it is increasingly clear that they lie all around: at the interstices of academic disciplines, beyond the boundaries of falsifiable scientific knowledge, in the sheer...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 341–358.
Published: 01 November 2017
... intriguing and challenging aspects of Boltzmann Brains is not that they are utterly unlike life as we know it. It is rather that they are both extremely unlike, and extremely like, life as we know it. Anthropologists have for some time now been turning an ethnographic focus onto scientific...