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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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 (1 May 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 to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 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 (1 May 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 in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 341–358.
Published: 01 November 2017
... space needs 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 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 (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 300–308.
Published: 01 November 2017
... together with ophthalmology, they pucker common sense about which sciences go with which. Moving from eye to brain, consider the speculations of unconventional physical cosmologists who hold that, in a vastly expanded future universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy, “it is perfectly possible that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 398–417.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as the Atacama Desert. The microbiology of extreme environments has triggered a new stage in biological research where the study of extreme environments, emerging no-analog environments, and the theorization and speculation of hypothetical types of biochemistry on other worlds have brought together...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 May 2015
... invokes the sweaty, material and embodied effort invested in making the crisis and invites speculation as to what kinds of labours it will take to actively create a different future. I begin rethinking labour as a useful concept for the Environmental Humanities by troubling the spectacle of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 149–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the Presocratics were far more in line with the concerns of contemporary environmental humanities than with the research programmes of contemporary natural science. Instead, I want to take a moment to put forward some rather speculative, anachronistic, but hopefully provocative thoughts inspired by...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
... He is also a patron of animals and, it must be said, of merchants and San Francisco, that hotbed of speculation in silicon and brick, as well as of stowaways. Francis himself has often stowed away on the supposedly most modern and secular of vessels, below deck or often in plain sight. He has been...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Because the material, cultural, and psychological implications of the Anthropocene are only now beginning to be mapped and speculated on, it could be fair to say that our growing awareness of the Anthropocene brings enchantment in tow. Enchantment arises, for Schneider, “when we are confronted by...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 63–85.
Published: 01 May 2018
... challenge of bringing nonhumans into political theory as entities deserving concern. She uses the term speculative to signal an experimental reframing that enables the conditions for an ontological reorientation in our practices of environmental concern . For Stengers, life forms are always in the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 159–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., Tangaroa, Medusa, Spider Woman, and all their kin are some of the many thousand names proper to a vein of SF that Lovecraft could not have imagined or embraced—namely, the webs of speculative fabulation, speculative feminism, science fiction, and scientific fact. 8 It matters which stories tell stories...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... insights in virology, “It is beginning to seem possible that, just as microbes are the expert metabolists of nature, so viruses are the leading evolvers,” 14 and molecular biologists speculate that the herpesvirus has played an important role in human and elephant evolution. While the probosciviruses...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... questions lead me to speculate about the significance of sentience and agency for the evolution of Earth. Human intentions have brought our species to a point in its history where its activities are producing significant geophysical effects, some of which will manifest geologically. We are not the first...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
... planetary motion or discover the rings of Saturn, they also wrote with formidable speculative verve. In his Somnium (posthumously published in 1634), the former described a lunar voyage in which proto-astronauts are shot to the Moon like cannonballs. In Cosmotheoros (also posthumously published, in 1698...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 325–340.
Published: 01 November 2017
... threshold of answering one of humankind’s most ancient questions: is our home world the only suitable abode for life like us in the cosmos?” 12 There are two distinct unknowns packed into these speculations. The first is the question of detecting other life. The second is simply the detection of a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 133–150.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-donna-haraway-reading-group . Haraway Donna . “ Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture's Generations: Taking Care of Unexpected Country .” Australian Humanities Review 50 ( 2011 ). Accessed 19 October , 2015 . http://press.anu.edu.au/apps/bookworm/view/Australian+Humanities+Review...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 418–432.
Published: 01 November 2017
... involves a more vague invocation of expectations, rules, cautions, memories, and prompts. Preparedness is speculative, imaginative, future-oriented, and also kind of funny, with the opportunity to form informed imaginaries about Antarctic life and then enjoy contrasting your experiences with your...