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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... In this article we demonstrate the idea of invasive narratives through a case study of the ‘invasive alien species' (IAS) narrative in South Africa. We suggest that IAS reduces complex webs of ecological, biological, economic, and cultural relations to a simple ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ battle between...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 141–154.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Anna Tsing AbstractHuman nature is an interspecies relationship. In this essay, Haraway's concept of companion species takes us beyond familiar companions to the rich ecological diversity without which humans cannot survive. Following fungi, we forage in the last ten thousand years of human...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 280–299.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Gordon M. Sayre AbstractIn 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 May 2018) 10 (1): 63–85.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Laura A. Ogden AbstractFor decades the role of invasive species has been central to discussions of anthropogenic loss and change. Conceptual debates over whether “native” and “invasive” species are useful to our understanding of dynamic processes of world making have significantly challenged...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jonathan L. Clark AbstractAlthough philosophers have examined the ethics of invasive species management, there has been little research approaching this topic from a descriptive, ethnographic perspective. In this article I examine how invasive species managers think about the moral status of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., and accountabilities. This introduction to the special issue offers an overview of the emerging field of multispecies studies. Unsettling given notions of species, it explores a broad terrain of possible modes of classifying, categorizing, and paying attention to the diverse ways of life that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... people were speaking for nature. Departing from a failed attempt to speak for another species (the fringe-toed foam frog), this paper considers how diverging values and obligations shape relationships in multi-species worlds. As spokespersons articulated competing visions of nature on the borderlands of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... makers in Britain and Belgium to argue that remnants, re-creations, and reenactments of the extinct great auk offer a material substrate from which to grasp a human drive to achieve contiguity with a lost species. Re-creation as a form of attentive reanimation by dedicated experts takes shape both...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
... management data through attentiveness to the experience of a single grizzly bear, which functions as a counterdiscourse to the dominant framing of wildlife data as aggregate information about a species population. Second, the visual strategy of the minimalist interface prompts the viewer/user to navigate...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... therefore renders killing an intervention into the metabolic relationships that tie together numerous species of microbes living within wine. In acting on wine as a whole it kills rather indiscriminately, simultaneously terminating multiple lives that relate to humans in different ways. Pasteurisation...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... temporalities of the global environment. We suggest that ice core discourses have constituted and advanced specific textures and sensibilities of time in relation to Earth’s past, the history of humans as both species and civilization, and certain apocalyptic and determined futures. While the evidence from ice...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and locating ourselves in the place of others, sympathy read alongside machinic evolution suggests a new approach to the ecological disaster of species extinction. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jean M. Langford AbstractAt an urban parrot sanctuary in the Midwestern USA, humans care for eighty-some parrots from more than a dozen species. Many of these parrots have personal histories that include various forms of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. The article explores the forms of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 18–39.
Published: 01 May 2017
... characterize them as struggles for land, I argue that in sites of colonial and capitalist extraction like hill stations, these struggles with land are equally important. In Darjeeling, senses of place and belonging are “edge effects”: the unstable, emergent results of encounters between materials, species, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 118–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Celia Lowe; Ursula Münster AbstractAcross the world, elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus is increasingly killing elephant calves and threatening the long-term survival of the Asian elephant, a species that is currently facing extinction. This article presents three open-ended stories of elephant...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and racial stereotypes into the domain of animals and limited the scope of the scientific imagination. DNA test kits enabled us to determine that the frogs used in our study were not carrying the pathogenic chytrid fungus. Getting past stigma attached to particular species and locales, we found that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 155–170.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Tobias Boes AbstractThis article examines the hermeneutic and poetic operations by which we as human beings turn our very planet into a signifier for our collective existence as a species, a process which I refer to as “planetary mediation.” I identify the so-called Whole Earth images first...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 May 2015
... companionship with birds living alongside humans. While listening to birds can still iconically and indexically ground people, signs of absence and change can precipitate anxieties that stem from the ambiguities implicit in the Anthropocene's formulation of human relations with other species. Using narratives...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Laura J. Martin AbstractThis article explores the rise of the line graph and an associated statistical method, linear regression, in ecology. At the turn of the 20th century, many ecologists studied variation in organismal traits, like height and weight, among populations of a species. The...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 125–148.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a (supposedly) exclusionary politics of nature, in a move that betrayed a still largely humanist ethics. From the focus on friendly companions, to the attention to practices of care or living-together, the notion of companion species and their entanglements with humans has been polarized towards a...