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positions (2020) 28 (2): 421–445.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Margherita Long This article tells the story of one reader’s search for an environmental humanities approach to the work of Ōe Kenzaburō. When the Fukushima Power Plant melted down in March 2011, Ōe had already been an antinuclear activist for almost fifty years. Yet the conviction that drove his...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 491–505.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the poor peasants in Guizhou Province in southwest China are compelled to farm on steep slopes, showing that China does not have an overall strategy that takes care of the nation's environmental protection and sustainable development. Story 3. The Story of “Enclosures”: how the grave traffic jams and air...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 243–264.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., a loosely affiliated group of antipollution thinkers and activists have been exploring the relationship of human society to its environment in extremely creative and fruitful ways. Beginning with the methylmercury poisoning called “Minamata disease” of the 1950–70s, this group began what they called...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 641–644.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Events in China: From Yellow Eco-Peril to Media Materialism,” Environmental Humanities , May 2020. Minhua Ling is associate professor at the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a sociocultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on the political...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 497–499.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., Irvine. This essay is from her current project titled Care, Affect, Crackup: Literature and Activism after Fukushima. Takushi Odagiri teaches ethics, environmental humanities, and medical humanities at Kanazawa University in Japan. He has earned an MD from the University of Tokyo and a PhD from Stanford...
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positions (2020) 28 (4): 869–904.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a governing tool. The entire project cost one billion Singapore dollars (720 million US dollars) to construct and continues to cost approximately 50 million dollars to maintain each year (Cheong 2012). This is a space that has been produced with immense human and environmental capital: from exploited foreign...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of human survival: exces- sive deforestation satisfies the market demand for timber to produce wood furniture, paper pulp, and disposable chopsticks—this kind of production increases GDP, but the environmental damage caused by such production...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 305–341.
Published: 01 May 2018
... at Work Genetically Modified Mouse Models and Molecularization in the Environmental Health Sciences .” Science, Technology and Human Values 32 , no. 3 : 315 – 38 . Shostak Sara . 2013 . Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health . Berkeley...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 129–149.
Published: 01 February 2024
... ecological improvement and rural employment (Bruckermann 2020 ). In the countryside, residents frequently frame their commitment to ecological restoration as a matter of human survival and national improvement. However, more systemic problems with environmental degradation, such as laxity on the part...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 191–208.
Published: 01 February 2024
... precepts of Lao Buddhism deep in the jungle, far from human settlements, tying morality to undisturbed, remote forests. The article argues that this connection of morality with deep forest enables criticism and narratives about the good life at a time when “turning land into capital” is materializing...
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positions (2024) 32 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2024
... in the embrace of sabai (Elliott, this issue) brings into question forms of well-being that deny the reciprocity between human and nature (see also Fan Zhang, this issue). Even as Bruckermann's urban eco-volunteers may be the subjects of state environmentalism when planting a virtual tree or participating...
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positions (2020) 28 (2): 447–479.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Pickowicz, 213 34. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Tilt, Brian. 2013. Industrial Pollution and Environmental Health in Rural China: Risk, Uncertainty, and Individualization. China Quarterly 214: 283 301. Van Manen, Max. 1990. Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Active Sensitive...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2018
... – 33 . Broadbent Alex . 2013 . Philosophy of Epidemiology . London : Palgrave Macmillan . Brown Phil . 2007 . Toxic Exposures: Contested Illnesses, and the Environmental Health Movement . New York : Columbia University Press . Flam Helena King Debra 2010...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Shigeki Takeo 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 A Message to the World Shigeki Takeo Iriomote Island, one of many beautiful natural settings of the Ryukyu Is- lands, is standing on the verge of environmental destruction. A group...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 265–304.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to Fukushima: Environmental Activism and the Nuclear Blind Spot in Contemporary Japan .” Environmental History 17 , no. 2 : 244 – 76 . Calabrese Edward J. 2011 . “ Key Studies Used to Support Cancer Risk Assessment Questioned .” Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 52 , no. 8 : 595 – 606...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 315–320.
Published: 01 February 1997
..., the question of the cosmic life order Now, you understand all things-human, beast, plant, insect-as form- ing part of a unity you call “life,” and you explain away things like invasion and colonial rule, dictatorship and war, environmental...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 347–372.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the Humanities ), no. 58 : 157 – 188 . Kim Sonja M. 2019 . Imperatives of Care: Women and Medicine in Colonial Korea . Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press . Kim Youn-Jeoung 김윤정 . 2015 . “ Ilche kangjŏmgi haesuyokchang munhwa ǔi sijak kwa haebyŏn p'unggyŏng ǔi pyŏnch'ŏn ” 일제강점기 해수욕장...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 145–175.
Published: 01 February 2020
... the contemporary art world. The author’s inquiry suggests that Yin’s reluctance to embrace her gender identity as central to her ecological art reflects her species-based environmental ethics that goes beyond identity politics. Yin’s ecological focus manifests her situated knowledge as a metropolitan resident...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Ian Thomas Ash; Timothy A. Mousseau; Lisa Onaga Filmmaker Ian Thomas Ash and biologist Timothy A. Mousseau have orbited one another in the courses of their fieldwork in and around Fukushima, Japan, since 2011. One traces human stories; the other tracks signs of biological change in wildlife. Both...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 635–659.
Published: 01 August 2014
... understanding of hygiene is intimately connected with environmental degradation, a perceived “dirtiness” that is not really of their own making. Grounded in anthropological field research in rural Henan, it argues that the lack of any infrastructure to dispose of trash is core to rural environmental problems...