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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 343–347.
Published: 01 May 2018
... mattering of wit(h)nessing . Wit(h)nessing is a word-concept seeded in ideas of co-poiesis by feminist theorist of affect, visual artist, and psychoanalyst Bracha Ettinger. 1 She writes that each of us is already in relationship before any assumption of an independent subjectivity—an I —is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 60–83.
Published: 01 May 2017
... possibility of atmospheres that exist beyond their human witness. Copyright © 2017 Louise Hornby 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). weather Anthropocene participatory art air phenomenology climate control In November 2015...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and lays out an analysis of ethos, liveliness, storytelling, “response-ability,” and becoming witness. The second is performative, offering short ethographic vignettes that enact some of the qualities and approaches we have discussed. Here each of these vignettes is taken from our recent work in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 226–240.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... The idea that a never-before-witnessed event is unprecedented calls into question the shallow temporal frames through which deep time environmental phenomena are understood in Australian settler culture and offers an insight into often unnoticed ways in which contemporary society struggles with the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... witness as being haunted by the legacy of one’s actions into deep time. Notwithstanding its critical reception among certain philosophers, a confessing tone may become increasingly pertinent to activists, artists, and faith communities making sense of humanity’s ethical commitments in deep time. © 2018...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... connotations of the disembodied “god trick” found in these extraterrestrial photographs. As evidenced already in the 1950s at the landmark Man and Nature conference at Princeton and in the wildlife documentaries of Bernhard and Michael Grzimek, moreover, the first decades of the Great Acceleration witnessed...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... trouble. 2 Spending time in these spaces has prompted me to think about ethics through concepts like witness, hope and inheritance (much of this work is a collaboration with Deborah Bird Rose). Through these experiences—and an ongoing engagement with, in particular, the work of Maria Puig de la...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... witness Oddi Oddison, Wolley writes, “Does he hold his beak straight, so? No he has it so, pointing 45° with his arm, the neck at the same time carried straight. . . . He has a mark over his eye (as big as a hens [ sic ] egg), as witness shows on his hand with the forefinger of the other” (1:93–94...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... opposite reaction of nascent vegans to the witness of violence towards animals; seeing an animal's death with their own eyes facilitated their transition to veganism. Christopher Hirschler, conducting a series of interviews with former meat-eating vegans, discovered that “Following a catalytic experience...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... live public webcam feed on Ustream, we went our separate ways to await the results. The prospective parents sent out an e-mail to friends and family, inviting them to become part of an expanding public witnessing the experiment: Dear Friends, Please join us in an extended moment of suspense: two...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... what it meant to live enveloped by chemical toxicants; how time and politics were imagined in a sacrifice zone; by which processes the VIC was (un)governed; and what the role of infrastructures was in shaping both the VIC and its harming effects. Trying to make sense of what we were witnessing and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 338–342.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Orient Express bounce back from gracefully embroidered domes. Ghostly pirouettes of the West and the East appear before instantly vanishing into the shadows again while witty seagulls and curious cats become witness to the station’s solitary stories. Standing here feels like being poised at the threshold...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 57–68.
Published: 01 May 2012
... taught us about the bush tucker in the region, said the berries were in fact edible and I witnessed her eat one. 6 I could not bring myself to follow suit, and my tentativeness is preserved to this day as I find the plant is among those listed as toxic in the “Garden plants poisonous to people” index...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 233–238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... argument that ecosystems are not fragile but resilient and can ‘bounce back’ from human disturbance is not relevant to the Anthropocene. We are not witnessing small fluctuations in a process of continuous change; we are witnessing a rupture in Earth's history—a rapid transition to a new geological epoch...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... fantasies function as warnings,” she writes, “a kind of ‘memory of the future’” (3). For Kaplan, such texts are both explorations of the psychological effects of future trauma and potential inducers of pretraumatic stress. Watching the films she identifies and analyses, “viewers witness probable futurist...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
....” 6 In effect, humanity has conjured the spectre of itself as a hyperobject, whose massive distribution in time and space forces a rethinking of the relation between objects and ontology. 7 Paradoxically, then, the Anthropocene bears witness to a radical cleaving of the human and the nonhuman...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 307–311.
Published: 01 May 2014
... processes by which meaning is created. New installations and galleries could be designed to affectively disclose a political tension between the idea of memory as recollection or witness of a forgotten past and memory being used to imagine or to create a present or future community. 11 What might a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 May 2015
... requirements of experimental scientists—their form of realism. It can happen that if one lends due attention to whatever one is dealing with, more can be learned about it. What these scientists will not accept, what the alert rabbit's ears are witness against, is an erratic nature, the stuff of a kaleidoscopic...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
... witness the piece in person. I then trace Wiseman's career path in order to frame the conditions that allowed him and his collaborators to create Uranium. Having described Uranium and its creator, I turn to a theoretical exposition of my assertion that Wiseman employs associative semiotic...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... hailed in her time as everything from a modern-day Harriet Beecher Stowe to a dangerous communist threat, has been the subject of numerous biographies which have described her variously as a “witness for nature” (Linda Lear, 1997), a “gentle subversive” (Mark Lytle, 2007), and, most recently, an unlikely...