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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). space science history of technology multispecies maintenance Spaceship Earth algae Perfect smoothness is only possible in idealizations, while the rough and the real converge. —Peter Sloterdijk, Globes The American astronaut in the 1960s was the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Launching Europe: An Ethnography of European Cooperation in Space Science or George E. Slusser and Erica Rabkin’s 1987 Aliens: The Anthropology of Science Fiction (which drew upon anthropology’s analytic of “the other” in a way few pieces in the present collection do; in this issue of Environmental...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by industrial progress.” Whether “ the toxic body” or “industrial progress” can even be thought as such is questionable, yet it is safe to say that the sort of debt she provocatively imagines, will not, in the end, have been paid. Feminist science studies and other new materialist feminisms...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 May 2014
... climate—never a reconstruction the past that moves through the present and projects the future. Crucially, it is this disjuncture at the present moment that perhaps leaves a space open for justice—a justice that reveals itself in a series of figures that exhibit an underlying ethical relationship to the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 349–369.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in relation to the other: each includes the other, as it were fractally, all the way down. 4 A similar argument applies to a simpleminded distinction between “indigenous knowledge” and “science,” which has been pungently criticized by, for instance, Arun Agrawal, who observes that there is no...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 May 2016
... complicated and multifaceted environmental phenomena can be reduced to fast, simple, evocative, invasive narratives that percolate through science, legislation, policy and civic action, and to examine how these narratives can drown out rather than open up possibilities for novel social-ecological engagements...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jeremy Brice Abstract What place might killing occupy in a more-than-human world, where human life is always-already entangled among nonhumans? In this article I attempt to unsettle the assumption that only individual organisms can be killed, and to render other sites and spaces of killing visible...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 378–397.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Helmreich has formulated it. 1 In a similar vein, others have noted that the traditional divisions between scientific disciplines seem to become much less neat in space research; my investigation here is thus embedded in a wider line of current research in the social sciences and the environmental...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 261–276.
Published: 01 May 2014
... from the humanities and social sciences. In order to realize this potential, scholars in the environmental humanities need to map the common ground on which close interdisciplinary cooperation will be possible. This essay takes up this task with regard to two fields that have embraced the environmental...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... taxidermied auks and plumage from related seabirds used in contemporary auk reconstructions. The reanimated great auk lives to tell stories of ethographic entanglement and continues, through its presence in museum spaces, to provoke both thought and action in a time of unprecedented numbers of species...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 325–340.
Published: 01 November 2017
... scientific community and gives human meaning to an endeavor that, like other space sciences, is often criticized as being disconnected from earthly activities. Exoplanet astronomers are arguing that it is through the grand technological feat of detecting a world like our own that humans will finally feel...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). outer space cosmic imagination extremes of life analog sites humanities off Earth science and art The initial idea for this special section goes back two years. In June 2015 one of us, Praet, organized an international workshop: “Frontiers of Life...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
... history? Our response follows two main lines of thought. The first relates to the concept of the ‘Anthropocene’ and the possibilities that it offers historians to reconsider their subject in the light of what earth science is saying about earth history and our particularly recent role in its shaping. From...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 196–214.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Max Ritts; John Shiga Abstract Throughout the Cold War, the US Navy aggressively explored the sound-making and sound-detecting capacities of cetaceans to help it retain its supremacy in marine battle space. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises were engaged as animals that “see with sound,” that produce...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
... environmental humanists at a distance from those geoscientists currently trying to popularise the Anthropocene proposition and a set of related grand ideas (like “planetary boundaries”). This is unfortunate because geoscience—like other branches of science—tends to enjoy a higher profile in key decision-making...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 433–453.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the human mind faces in space and the cognitive foundations of interstellar communication. 11 In the present article, I emphasize the role of evolutionary cognitive science and cognitive semiotics in apprehending what it means to be “intelligent” and why advanced cognitive skills emerge under...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 May 2012
... practical terms) as the focus for conservation effort. Aesthetic appreciation and evaluation, prompted by Martin's work, continued in the photographs by artists, managers and scientists. The four parts gave us space to include scientific, artistic, historical and local knowledge, and to mix the ‘expertise...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 213–225.
Published: 01 May 2018
... frames, which stretch over millennia or more. Of course, until recently it could perhaps have been argued that such frames were not actually relevant to humanities researchers. But one of the secular authorities of modernity—science—has revealed, through its reality-making regimes, a profound moment of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Stefan Skrimshire Abstract What is the best way to communicate with far future human (and/or posthuman) societies? This sounds like a question for science fiction, but I ask it in the context of a pressing issue in environmental ethics: the (very) long-term disposal of high-level spent radioactive...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Asimov’s I, Robot depicts the united Far Eastern peoples of a future Earth subsisting almost entirely on yeast, bioengineered and processed into every desirable food. More recently, Joss Whedon’s space-cowboy television drama Firefly depicts twenty-sixth-century spacefarers relying on standard protein...