Thinking Through the Environment

Thinking Through the Environment

Author: Mark J. Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415211727

Category: Nature

Page: 454

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This broad ranging and thought provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of responses in the way the natural environment has been understood and questioned in the modern world.

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Author: Sarah Jaquette Ray

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803278455

Category: Social Science

Page: 683

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Although scholars in the environmental humanities have been exploring the dichotomy between “wild” and “built” environments for several years, few have focused on the field of disability studies, a discipline that enlists the contingency between environments and bodies as a foundation of its scholarship. On the other hand, scholars in disability studies have demonstrated the ways in which the built environment privileges some bodies and minds over others, yet they have rarely examined the ways in which toxic environments engender chronic illness and disability or how environmental illnesses disrupt dominant paradigms for scrutinizing “disability.” Designed as a reader for undergraduate and graduate courses, Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities employs interdisciplinary perspectives to examine such issues as slow violence, imperialism, race, toxicity, eco-sickness, the body in environmental justice, ableism, and other topics. With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable reference.

Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century

Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Stephanie LeMenager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136710513

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 301

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Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century showcases the recent explosive expansion of environmental criticism, which is actively transforming three areas of broad interest in contemporary literary and cultural studies: history, scale, and science. With contributors engaging texts from the medieval period through the twenty-first century, the collection brings into focus recent ecocritical concern for the long durations through which environmental imaginations have been shaped. Contributors also address problems of scale, including environmental institutions and imaginations that complicate conventional rubrics such as the national, local, and global. Finally, this collection brings together a set of scholars who are interested in drawing on both the sciences and the humanities in order to find compelling stories for engaging ecological processes such as global climate change, peak oil production, nuclear proliferation, and food scarcity. Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century offers powerful proof that cultural criticism is itself ecologically resilient, evolving to meet the imaginative challenges of twenty-first-century environmental crises.

Urban and Environmental Economics

Urban and Environmental Economics

Author: Graham Squires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415619905

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 226

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The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of all construction. This title provides the background information from these disciplines to understand crucial tools and economic techniques.

US Environmental Policy in Action

US Environmental Policy in Action

Author: Sara R. Rinfret

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030113162

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

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US Environmental Policy in Action provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in our current era of congressional gridlock, increasing partisan rhetoric, and escalating debates about federal/state relations. Now in its second edition, this volume includes updated case studies, two new chapters on food policy and natural resource policy, and revised public opinion data. With a continued focus on the front lines of environmental policy, Rinfret and Pautz take into account the major changes in the practice of US environmental policy during the Trump administration. Providing real-life examples of how environmental policy works rather than solely discussing how congressional action produces environmental laws, US Environmental Policy in Action offers a practical approach to understanding contemporary American environmental policy.

Emerson and Environmental Ethics

Emerson and Environmental Ethics

Author: Susan L. Dunston

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498552974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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This book shows the Emersonian arc in environmental ethics and nature writing extending into contemporary discussions of those topics. Dunston connects Emerson’s nature literacy and natural philosophy to contemporary forms of eco-feminism, living systems theory, Native American science, Asian philosophy, and environmental activism.

Environmental Practice and Early American Literature

Environmental Practice and Early American Literature

Author: Michael Ziser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107244474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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This original and provocative study tells the story of American literary history from the perspective of its environmental context. Weaving together close readings of early American texts with ecological histories of tobacco, potatoes, apples and honey bees, Michael Ziser presents a method for literary criticism that explodes the conceptual distinction between the civilized and natural world. Beginning with the English exploration of Virginia in the sixteenth century, Ziser argues that the settlement of the 'New World' - and the cultivation and exploitation of its bounty - dramatically altered how writers used language to describe the phenomena they encountered on the frontier. Examining the work of Harriot, Grainger, Cooper, Thoreau and others, Ziser reveals how these authors, whether consciously or not, transcribed the vibrant ecology of North America, and the ways that the environment helped codify a uniquely American literary aesthetic of lasting importance.

Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose

Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose

Author: Umberto Albarella

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401596527

Category: History

Page: 326

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Despite the fact that the human life of the past cannot be understood without taking into account its ecological relationships, environmental studies are often marginalized in archaeology. This is the first book that, by discussing the meaning and purpose we give to the expression `environmental archaeology', investigates the reasons for such a problem. The book is written in an accessible manner and is of interest to all students who want to understand the essence of archaeology beyond the boundary of the individual subdisciplines.

Global Environmental Constitutionalism in the Anthropocene

Global Environmental Constitutionalism in the Anthropocene

Author: Louis J Kotzé

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509907595

Category: Law

Page: 304

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There is persuasive evidence suggesting we are on the brink of human-induced ecological disaster that could change life on Earth as we know it. There is also a general consensus among scientists about the pace and extent of global ecological decay, including a realisation that humans are central to causing the global socio-ecological crisis. This new epoch has been called the Anthropocene. Considering the many benefits that constitutional environmental protection holds out in domestic legal orders, it is likely that a constitutionalised form of global environmental law and governance would be better able to counter the myriad exigencies of the Anthropocene. This book seeks to answer this central question: from the perspective of the Anthropocene, what is environmental constitutionalism and how could it be extrapolated to formulate a global framework? In answering this question, this book offers the first systematic conceptual framework for global environmental constitutionalism in the epoch of the Anthropocene.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics

Author: Stephen Mark Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199941339

Category: Philosophy

Page: 617

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.