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The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities

Edited by: Ursula K. Heise , Jon Christensen , Michelle Niemann

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138786745
eBook ISBN: 9781315766355
Adobe ISBN: 9781317660194

10.4324/9781315766355
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Book description

The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to the field, offering a broad overview of its founding principles while providing insight into exciting new directions for future scholarship. Articulating the significance of humanistic perspectives for our collective social engagement with ecological crises, the volume explores the potential of the environmental humanities for organizing humanistic research, opening up new forms of interdisciplinarity, and shaping public debate and policies on environmental issues.

Sections cover:

  • The Anthropocene and the Domestication of Earth

  • Posthumanism and Multispecies Communities

  • Inequality and Environmental Justice 

  • Decline and Resilience: Environmental Narratives, History, and Memory

  • Environmental Arts, Media, and Technologies

  • The State of the Environmental Humanities

The first of its kind, this companion covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines within the humanities and with the social and natural sciences. Exploring how the environmental humanities contribute to policy and action concerning some of the key intellectual, social, and environmental challenges of our times, the chapters offer an ideal guide to this rapidly developing field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Domestication, domesticated landscapes, and tropical natures Download PDF
Chapter  4:  “They carry life in their hair” Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Domestication in a post-industrial world Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Meals in the age of toxic environments Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hybrid aversion Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Techno-conservation in the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Coloring climates Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Utopia’s afterlife in the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Renaissance selfhood and Shakespeare’s comedy of the commons Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Multispecies epidemiology and the viral subject Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Encountering a more-than-human world Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Loving the native Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Artifacts and habitats Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Interspecies diplomacy in Anthropocenic waters Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Anthropocene at sea Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Turning over a new leaf Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Action-research and environmental justice Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Farming as a speculative activity Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ecological security for whom? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Our ancestors’ dystopia now Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Collected things with names like Mother Corn Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The stone guests Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Play it again, Sam Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Hubris and humility in environmental thought Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Losing primeval forests Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Multidirectional eco-memory in an era of extinction Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Caribbean’s agonizing seashores Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Bear down Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Contemporary environmental art Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Slow food, low tech Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Mattress story Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Touching the senses Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Climate, design, and the status of the human Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Climate visualizations Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Digital? Environmental: Humanities Download PDF
Chapter  38:  From The Xenotext  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The body and environmental history in the Anthropocene Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Material ecocriticism and the petro-text Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Fossil freedoms Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Scaling the planetary humanities Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Some “F” words for the environmental humanities Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Biocities Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Environmental humanities Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The humanities after the Anthropocene Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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