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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 343–347.
Published: 01 May 2018
... concept and 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...
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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 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...
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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): 291–294.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in decline or in serious 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... encounter, they nevertheless proceed with their story of meat consumption. This is the exact 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 150–170.
Published: 01 May 2018
... neck stiff. Then he begins to run with short little steps” (1:40). Similarly, in an interview with 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in her tank and starting a 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 57–68.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., an Indigenous woman there, who 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 187–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to make sense of what we were witnessing and joining the dots—connecting what was happening in Puchuncaví to other sites across the globe, locating Chile in the larger history of colonialism and neoliberalism, understanding the VIC within the larger diagram of extractivism—we came to realize that an...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 338–342.
Published: 01 May 2018
... cats become witness to the station’s solitary stories. Standing here feels like being poised at the threshold of the Anthropocene epoch: you want to reflect on its distressing silences and losses as can be observed right here in the Sea of Marmara. Gone now are swordfish, blue tuna, sturgeon, and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 233–238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... defend the idea of the ‘good Anthropocene’ have been relegated to the past. Whatever its validity in the Holocene, the 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 May 2014
... simply disjunctive.” 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 May 2018
... vehicles that become mere specks of dust, the remorselessness of catastrophic futures threatens the persistence of the human in time. It is as if the rupturing wound threatens to overwhelm the capacity of aesthetic expression to bear witness to experience, as if an event beyond the human were bringing life...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 307–311.
Published: 01 May 2014
... affective registers programmed into the visitor experience, our institutions might become active 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 167–174.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., 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 dream, which takes form or unravels, or metamorphoses itself each time the manner of paying attention to it changes, as if attention...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2014
... will never 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... critical role it played in catalyzing the environmental movement in the United States. Its author, who was 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...