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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Matthew MacLellan Abstract This article argues that Garrett Hardin's primary object of critique in his influential “The Tragedy of the Commons” is not the commons or shared property at all—as is almost universally assumed by Hardin's critics—but is rather Adam Smith's theory of markets and its...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 307–311.
Published: 01 May 2014
... this with a mnemonic device. Working with the letters that constitute the word ‘memory,’ I elect six elements to structure my essay—four of which come from an understanding of the catharsis of the emotions (particularly pity and terror)—as outlined in Aristotle's definition of tragedy: M imesis or...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 219–225.
Published: 01 May 2016
... away from that doomsday mood,” as if catastrophism was a sort of human ideology imposed on a situation that would remain, in itself, fairly quiet and stable, let's say, fairly Holocene ... But catastrophism is not a fancy of human imagination, it has shifted from poets, dramaturgists, tragedy, to the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 227–232.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., provided the original work is cited and is not altered or transformed. “The West is living in a triumphant euphoria.” So wrote the celebrated late Uruguayan writer, Eduardo Galeano. 1 This euphoria, he explains, is blind to its foundations: past and ongoing violence, tragedy, poverty, and suffering...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Surrounded by shocked and weeping people, memories from the night haunt me. Wiseman, mid-set, brought the tragedy of nuclear mining home without shaming, tiring, or losing our attention. Later Wiseman told me, “my job would be a breeze if I only had to perform for family-friendly folk festivals.” 1...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
... afflicted with a necessary flaw, what in Greek tragedy is called a hamartia, the very flaw that supplies their virtue, their distinguishing characteristics. Oedipus is smart and compassionate, and these very factors accelerate his downfall, as he uses his brain and heart to discover the culprit, who is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... devolves to each of us as individuals. On the contrary, the only hope we have to temper global climate change is a collective social response in the form of policy, regulation, treaty, and law. What is required, in the words of Garrett Hardin's classic treatise, “Tragedy of the Commons,” is “mutual...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 239–244.
Published: 01 May 2016
... opened this essay. The ecomodernists insist that if we accelerate we will leave the pile-up behind. Unlike Walter Benjamin's reading of Klee's painting Angelus Novus, in which the ‘angel of history’ is being propelled blindly upwards and backwards by the rising tragedy before him, the modernists see...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Tale by Mark Kurlansky .” The Daily Telegraph 12 May ( 2011 ). Hardin Garrett . “ The Tragedy of the Commons .” Science 162 ( 1968 ): 1243 - 1248 . Hardt Michael . “ Two Faces of the Apocalypse: A Letter from Copenhagen .” Polygraph 22 ( 2010 ): 265 - 274...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 261–276.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Africa—a tragedy which claimed, in order of magnitude, more lives than Hurricane Sandy, and is just as much a harbinger of what anthropogenic global warming will mean in the twenty-first century. Climate change and the slow but accelerating violence it wreaks are out of sync with the 24-hour media cycle...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 40–59.
Published: 01 May 2017
... reclamation, major new reclamations are either under way or on the drawing board, providing space for container ports, urban expansion, theme parks, and fish farms. 5 Much of the current discourse on sea level rise is rightly directed at the tragedy of inundation—the inundation of Micronesian atolls, for...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 2018
... cannot be separated from geologic processes. 48 Moments of human tragedy—such as the disastrous 1953 floods—are underlain by the material accretions of earthy substances taking place over deep timescales. The Shuck haunts these precarious coastlines and marshes, this “unsettled and unsettling terrain...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2018
... natural world, that does not seek or impose a “use value” on a future “product” or “commodity.” White Wood does have uses, just not of the commercial variety. It has aesthetic use, and it has a use as a memorial to the tragedy of the First World War. However, it may be more accurate to suggest that the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... retrieve them through memory, Augustine says, are testament to our transience, our experience of things as passing and perishing from the future to the past. Confessing also recalls the tragedy of finitude and a reckoning with finite time. With the radwaste monument, the question of communicating that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
... cases, the landscapes depicted have been anthropomorphised to clarify the tragedy of the destruction and to evoke empathy. That is the case in Ruri's Elimination II and the pictures from Vilhjálmsdóttir's Karahnjukar Project (2002-2006) in which she kisses a large face-shaped rock goodbye before the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Thousand Acres cannot be anything but tragedy. Neither the Cook women nor the grassroots groups explored in this essay can match the global military-industrial-Agricultural complex's power to effect wholesale environmental and societal alteration, even as they try to salvage a tenable environmentalist...