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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (2): 407–430.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of “alterlivability,” a design philosophy grounded in permaculture ethics. Drawing on two novels by ecofeminist writer Starhawk— The Fifth Sacred Thing (1994) and City of Refuge (2016)—the article explores the genre of speculative design fiction for its insights into prototyping more livable futures...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and destructive of time itself . We approach volcanism through the construct of a “speculative geology” that draws on a recent return to metaphysical themes in philosophy as well as a growing interest in geologic processes in the arts, humanities, and popular culture. In this way, alongside cause-effect relations...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (1): 29–48.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with watery ecologies, then, also involves attention to speculative climate fictions (cli-fi) and the potential worlds they help fathom. Cli-fi renderings of climate disaster provide critical insight into possible alternative arrangements of power, meaning, and ontological status. As such, this article...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Eben Kirksey; Dehlia Hannah; Charlie Lotterman; Lisa Jean Moore Abstract There is an appreciable distance between the biochemistry of being pregnant and the experience of recognizing oneself as pregnant—a speculative gap that technology can serve to narrow or widen depending on how one chooses...
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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 (2022) 14 (3): 522–542.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Soledad Altrudi; Christopher M. Kelty Abstract Multispecies entanglement has been a major research focus in environmental humanities, aiming to rethink ontological and ethical possibilities, especially in urban settings, by attending to speculative other-than-human futures. This article dwells...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 87–108.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to the formation and operation of digital sensing technologies. Second, speculative blockchain infrastructures and decision-making algorithms raise questions about whether and how forests can own themselves. Third, Amerindian cosmologies redistribute subjectivities to change how digital technologies identify...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (1): 141–163.
Published: 01 March 2023
... and speculative tools for analyzing the current conditions of the watershed and imagining future reparative strategies. The article argues that these methods allowed communities to not only diagnose the problems at hand but also hesitantly ask “What else is possible?” in a context of economic precarity, chronic...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 341–358.
Published: 01 November 2017
... to be made for another style of engagement between anthropology and physical cosmology. Taking the Boltzmann Brain as an example of life not only beyond the human but also beyond life as we know it, we start to flesh out a different sort of speculative, transdisciplinary endeavor. © 2017 Antonia Walford...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 194–215.
Published: 01 May 2019
... studies and histories of industrial hazards, the author examines how memories of toxic labor, environmental transformation, and workers’ resistance have been reactivated in the ongoing project of reclaiming the Ex-SNIA and keeping it off-limits from urban speculation. Drawing on archival research...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... there. We connect our irritations and speculations with the Anthropocene precisely as a way of summoning the multiple violences, many of them of planetary reach, that have to be denounced when situating our knowledge practices in Puchuncaví. Thinking about the ethico-political challenges of research...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Alexa Weik von Mossner Abstract Covering the time span from 2021 to 16000 N.C., Dale Pendell's speculative novel The Great Bay chronicles the profound climatic, geological and ecological transformations that California undergoes during these fourteen millennia. Human life becomes unimaginably small...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 321–345.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Adam Searle Abstract The spectacle of de-extinction is often forward facing at the interface of science fiction and speculative fact, haunted by extinction’s pasts. Missing from this discourse, however, is a robust theorization of de-extinction in the present. This article presents recent...
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Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and animals, this article follows chemicals into more-than-human realms. Fragile multispecies worlds have emerged in a complex landscape shaped by chemical weapons industries, municipal landfills, government remediation programs, real estate speculation, and a multitude of chemical and biological agents...
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Environmental Humanities (2023) 15 (3): 174–189.
Published: 01 November 2023
.... In doing so, the article invites environmental humanities to rethink methodological and analytical ways of rendering violence visible. The article concludes by speculating about the possibility of geosocial solidarity, or a mode of relation with geological formations and humans that forges connections...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 19–35.
Published: 01 March 2024
... the settler woman to return to colonial work. This final function has critical implications for feminist readings of water, which, as this article’s central speculation goes, may work paradoxically to recuperate Western thought. emma.blackett@mail.mcgill.ca elblackett@gmail.com © 2024 Emma Blackett...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (2): 475–477.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Albedo’s world-building potential and promise of alternate worlds lend the concept to speculative applications. Speculation joins the optical origins of albedo with the etymology of “speculate”—from the Latin specere “to look at, view,” and specula or “lookout point,” “contemplation, observation” 4...
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Environmental Humanities (2024) 16 (1): 261–264.
Published: 01 March 2024
... and nonhuman entanglement. What is the central subject of Chicken Skins : the flowers (content) or the skin (frame)? Which frames which? To whom does skin belong: human or nonhuman, animal or plant, viewer or viewed? Yi’s speculative multispecies skin ecology confounds the boundaries of natural and artificial...
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Environmental Humanities (2021) 13 (1): 275–280.
Published: 01 May 2021
... His New Weird is speculative, admitting its unsurety towards “how bodies, worlds and things will play out” and doesn’t proffer the affirmative as something ready-made. 24 His nature is impure, hybrid, and inhuman, often involving chimeras like those depicted by Maria Prymachenko in the pre-disaster...
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Environmental Humanities (2022) 14 (2): 401–418.
Published: 01 July 2022
.... Kohn, How Forests Think , 84–86 . 26. Collu, “Therapy of Screens.” 27. Deacon, Incomplete Nature , 23–31 . 28. Peirce, Speculative Grammar , chap. 2. 29. Peirce, “Pragmatism as the Logic of Abduction,” 226–41, 530–33 ; Peirce, “Nature of Meaning,” 208–25 . 30...