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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... nonhuman vitalities to predictably exceed human inputs to production, but this fact has been overlooked amid an emphasis on containment and control. I propose we think about nonhuman contributions to production, including those taking place at the microbiological level, as labor . This approach confers two...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2012
... poems create a confusion of subject/object and foreground/background relations in which the origins of affects are impossible to determine and harms circulate. Affect is vital in understanding human motivations in relation to climate change, and Hillman's ecopoetic practice is an example of how we can...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 255–279.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Susan Ballard Abstract At the turn of the previous century Henri Bergson suggested that sympathy offered a way to understand interspecies relationships. Samuel Butler took Bergson’s ideas to an absurd extent by mixing them with readings of Charles Darwin and claiming a vital impulse for machines...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Thom van Dooren Understood in this way, care is a vital concept for an engaged environmental humanities. Much more needs to be done to articulate what different kinds of careful scholarship might look like in different contexts. Perhaps the first step is to begin to explicitly re-imagine our...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 265–270.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., political economies. Encounters forge ‘contact zones,’ where people across cultures, with different histories come together into composition, interact and intertwine. 2 But encounters are also between beings of biologically different origins, equally vital to such histories and world-making...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 235–239.
Published: 01 November 2016
... regenerative power of rot to compost and provision. 2 Our special interest was deadwood insects—busy, vital decomposers that break down fallen trees. The stag beetle was our talisman minibeast ( fig. 1 ). Britain’s largest insect: a charismatic flagship for a neglected ark of rotten creepy-crawlies...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 341–358.
Published: 01 November 2017
... express vital forces. 5 But scholars in science and technology studies (STS) and philosophy have also made the case for understanding the inanimate things that populate Western sociomaterial imaginaries as more than just objects caught in a reductive subject/object binary. In these cases, STS scholars...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Dadaistic precedents, Bök’s verse is tightly wrought by the limits of self-imposed rubrics: crystals, vowels, DNA molecules. The vital nature of constraint and the disintegration of Romantic vestiges of divine insight in—and through—poetry come to the fore in The Xenotext , which is part of a larger...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Buckminster Fuller, to proposed geoengineering fixes to climate change today. 5 This article, though, tells a different story, one that considers the space cabin not as the ultimate expression of humans’ supremacy over their environment but instead as a space that foregrounds their vital reliance upon it...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 255–258.
Published: 01 May 2016
... welfare cut. The imperatives that animate and justify such exercises must be questioned, and more often than not resisted: their equivalences disassembled, their logics revealed and demystified, their mechanisms rendered with the clarity required to make them unbearable. 7 Just as vitally, I think...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 456–459.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and 5. A similar set of logics can be applied to connectivity. 9. Various writings about/with Indigenous philosophies have particularly helped shape this response to dualistic thinking through foregrounding vital, embodied, and emplaced connectivities; see especially: Rose, Reports from a Wild...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2015
... sculptures, which, the interpretive display narrative tells us, “are said to ensure ageless vitality” (see Figure 4 ). This sense of vitality is echoed at Merritt Park, a 1.5-acre refuge created in 1943 near the camp's northwest corner, initially called Pleasure Park but later renamed for Manzanar Project...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., neither striking nor particularly “valuable.” Ringing and telemetry can provide vital information on migration routes, movement patterns and survival factors—but for the birds to be ringed, or fitted with telemetric rucksacks, they must first be captured. With the Fennoscandian Lessers, such...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 149–153.
Published: 01 May 2014
... culture along with the Anthropocene opens a route for vital discussions about the essence, disciplinary constellation, and methodological complexity of the emerging zone of inquiry that we have begun to call the environmental humanities. As Boes puts it in his essay, “As we hurl forward into the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 307–311.
Published: 01 May 2014
... essay has drawn from the analysis of Elspeth Probyn, and it is vital to turn to her research with the idea of history in mind. Probyn on Marcel Mauss: “Habitus is an important tenet in Mauss' striving to comprehend ‘l'homme total,’ a vision of a sociological accounting for the totality that joins ‘the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 251–255.
Published: 01 November 2016
... less strict preservation of the “treasure of faith” and to bringing in the moral police. And now it is sending a message, putting it at the heart of the most vital arguments, as if it were still present in history. What? Has the pope written a new Communist Party Manifesto ? Some are scandalized...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... starvation, entanglement in marine debris, and the loss of haul-out and pupping sites (due to development and beach erosion), today’s monk seals are not infrequently subject to deliberate and violent attack by people, beaten to death on the beach. Hauling out of the water is a vital part of monk seal life...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
...-ending as world-ending, is what the immersion seeks to convey. In this sense, it constitutes more than what Richard Grusin calls “premediation,” or “the remediation of future events and affective states.” 34 Rather, it asks what premediation itself might mean for the body: premediation as vital...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... interest, defending free enterprise, recruiting and disciplining workers, and selling the California dream were vital system-building activities for companies like Pacific Light & Power, which began the Big Creek project, and Southern California Edison, which has maintained and expanded it since 1917...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 421–446.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of oil palm. Divided as they may be over care, caregivers and money makers alike ultimately live off the same seed. Following the lead of Rajan’s seminal edited volume, Lively Capital , I seek to open new modes of inquiry into the entanglements of life and capital by exploring how seed vitality...