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1. After extinction [2018]

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xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Contents Introduction Richard Grusin 1. Extinction Events and Entangled Humanism William E. Connolly 2. Planetary Memories: After Extinction, the Imagined Future Jussi Parikka 3. Photography after Extinction Joanna Zylinska 4. The Six Extinctions: Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today Joseph Masco 5. Condors at the End of the World Cary Wolfe 6. It's Not the Anthropocene, It's the White Supremacy Scene-- or, the Geological Color Line Nicholas Mirzoeff 7. Lives Worth Living: Extinction, Persons, Disability Claire Colebrook 8. Biocapitalism and De-extinction Ashley Dawson 9. Surviving the Sixth Extinction: American Indian Strategies for Life in the New World Daryl Baldwin, Margaret Noodin, and Bernard C. Perley Acknowledgments Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next What comes after extinction? Including both prominent and unusual voices in current debates around the Anthropocene, this collection asks authors from diverse backgrounds to address this question. After Extinction looks at the future of humans and nonhumans, exploring how the scale of risk posed by extinction has changed in light of the accelerated networks of the twenty-first century. The collection considers extinction as a cultural, artistic, and media event as well as a biological one. The authors treat extinction in relation to a variety of topics, including disability, human exceptionalism, science-fiction understandings of time and posthistory, photography, the contemporary ecological crisis, the California Condor, systemic racism, Native American traditions, and capitalism.From discussions of the anticipated sixth extinction to the status of writing, theory, and philosophy after extinction, the contributions of this volume are insightful and innovative, timely and thought provoking. Contributors: Daryl Baldwin, Miami U; Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State U; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Ashley Dawson, CUNY Graduate Center; Joseph Masco, U of Chicago; Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York U; Margaret Noodin, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jussi Parikka, U of Southampton; Bernard C. Perley, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Cary Wolfe, Rice U; Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, U of London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
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2. After extinction [2018]

Book
1 online resource.
  • Contents Introduction Richard Grusin 1. Extinction Events and Entangled Humanism William E. Connolly 2. Planetary Memories: After Extinction, the Imagined Future Jussi Parikka 3. Photography after Extinction Joanna Zylinska 4. The Six Extinctions: Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today Joseph Masco 5. Condors at the End of the World Cary Wolfe 6. It's Not the Anthropocene, It's the White Supremacy Scene-- or, the Geological Color Line Nicholas Mirzoeff 7. Lives Worth Living: Extinction, Persons, Disability Claire Colebrook 8. Biocapitalism and De-extinction Ashley Dawson 9. Surviving the Sixth Extinction: American Indian Strategies for Life in the New World Daryl Baldwin, Margaret Noodin, and Bernard C. Perley Acknowledgments Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next What comes after extinction? Including both prominent and unusual voices in current debates around the Anthropocene, this collection asks authors from diverse backgrounds to address this question. After Extinction looks at the future of humans and nonhumans, exploring how the scale of risk posed by extinction has changed in light of the accelerated networks of the twenty-first century. The collection considers extinction as a cultural, artistic, and media event as well as a biological one. The authors treat extinction in relation to a variety of topics, including disability, human exceptionalism, science-fiction understandings of time and posthistory, photography, the contemporary ecological crisis, the California Condor, systemic racism, Native American traditions, and capitalism.From discussions of the anticipated sixth extinction to the status of writing, theory, and philosophy after extinction, the contributions of this volume are insightful and innovative, timely and thought provoking. Contributors: Daryl Baldwin, Miami U; Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State U; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Ashley Dawson, CUNY Graduate Center; Joseph Masco, U of Chicago; Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York U; Margaret Noodin, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jussi Parikka, U of Southampton; Bernard C. Perley, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Cary Wolfe, Rice U; Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, U of London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
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xxii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Origins
  • Earth system
  • Geologic time
  • The great acceleration
  • Anthropos
  • Oikos
  • Politikos
  • Prometheus.
Climate scientists, geologists, ecologists, and archaeologists recognize the profound effects of human activity on Earth, though whether and how this should be recognized as a formal geological epoch - the Anthropocene - remains under debate, Erle Ellis describes how the Anthropocene concept is affecting the sciences, humanities, and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198792987 20180625
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Climate turmoil: introducing a socioecological model of human action, environmental impact, and mounting vulnerability 2. The emergence and maturation of the anthropology of climate change 3. The archaeology of climate change 4. Theoretical perspectives in the anthropology of climate change 5. Case studies in the anthropology of climate change 6. Applications of anthropological research on climate change 7. What are other social scientists saying about climate change 8. Conclusion: toward a critical integrated social science of climate change.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138574847 20180618
In addressing the urgent questions raised by climate change, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of climate change, guided by a critical political ecological framework. It examines the emergence and slow maturation of the anthropology of climate change, reviews the historic foundations for this work in the archaeology of climate change, and presents three alternative contemporary theoretical perspectives in the anthropology of climate change. This second edition is fully updated to include the most recent literature published since the first edition in 2014. It also examines a number of new topics, including an analysis of the 2014 American Anthropological Association's Global Climate Change Task Force report, a new case study on responses to climate change in developed societies, and reference to the stance of the Trump administration on climate change. Not only does this book provide a valuable overview of the field and the key literature, but it also gives researchers and students in Environmental Anthropology, Climate Change, Human Geography, Sociology, and Political Science a novel framework for understanding climate change that emphasizes human socioecological interactions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138574847 20180618
Green Library
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xv, 340 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface: On Losing Your Children in the Vatican ixAcknowledgments xiii1 The Conundrum of the Absolute 1The Pagan 172 Nature Before Nature 193 The Natural Conscience 474 Pagan Monotheism and the Two Evils 77The Bourgeois 1075 Why Jesus Never Talked about Farming 1096 Great Departures 1487 Electrum Faiths 180The Good 2178 Nonpolitical Politics 2199 Awesome Coolness 23710 The Jewel of Truth 259Notes 279References 311Index 325.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691165097 20180312
How faith, the natural world, and community can provide complementary paths for leading a good life People have long looked to nature and the divine as paths to the good. In this panoramic meditation on the harmonious life, Michael Mayerfeld Bell traces how these two paths came to be seen as separate from human ways, and how many of today's conflicts can be traced back thousands of years to this ancient divide. Taking readers on a spellbinding journey through history and across the globe, Bell begins with the pagan view, which sees nature and the divine as entangled with the human--and not necessarily good. But the emergence of urban societies gave rise to new moral concerns about the political character of human life. Wealth and inequality grew, and urban people sought to justify their passions. In the face of such concerns, nature and the divine came to be partitioned from the human, and therefore seen to be good--but they also became absolute and divisive. Bell charts the unfolding of this new moral imagination in the rise of Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Jainism, and many other traditions that emerged with bourgeois life. He follows developments in moral thought, from the religions of the ancient Sumerians, Greeks, and Hebrews to the science and environmentalism of today, along the way visiting with contemporary indigenous people in South Africa, Costa Rica, and the United States. City of the Good urges us to embrace the plurality of our traditions--from the pagan to the bourgeois--and to guard against absolutism and remain open to difference and its endless creativity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691165097 20180312
Green Library
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xvi, 167 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: materializing climate-- 2. Assembling the Anthropocene-- 3. On soils, stones, and social relationships of geophysical history-- 4. On glaciers and grass and weather and welfare-- 5. Social welfare without the Anthropocene's nature-- 6. Conclusion: toward a critical anthropology of global warming.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108423243 20180423
This book offers a critical reading of the Anthropocene that draws on archaeological, ecological, geological, and ethnographic evidence to argue that the concept reproduces the modernist binary between society and nature, and forecloses a more inclusive politics around climate change. The authors challenge the divisions between humans as biological and geophysical agents that constitute the ontological foundations of the period. Building on contemporary critiques of capitalism, they examine different conceptions of human-environment relationships derived from anthropology to engage with the pressing problem of global warming.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108423243 20180423
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction: materializing climate-- 2. Assembling the Anthropocene-- 3. On soils, stones, and social relationships of geophysical history-- 4. On glaciers and grass and weather and welfare-- 5. Social welfare without the Anthropocene's nature-- 6. Conclusion: toward a critical anthropology of global warming.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108534376 20180409
This book offers a critical reading of the Anthropocene that draws on archaeological, ecological, geological, and ethnographic evidence to argue that the concept reproduces the modernist binary between society and nature, and forecloses a more inclusive politics around climate change. The authors challenge the divisions between humans as biological and geophysical agents that constitute the ontological foundations of the period. Building on contemporary critiques of capitalism, they examine different conceptions of human-environment relationships derived from anthropology to engage with the pressing problem of global warming.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108534376 20180409
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xviii, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
One of the unique features of the Georgia coast today is its thorough conservation. At first glance, it seems to be a place where nature reigns. But another distinctive feature of the coast is its deep and diverse human history. Indeed, few places that seem so natural hide so much human history. In Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture, editors Paul S. Sutter and Paul M. Pressly have brought together work from leading historians as well as environmental writers and activists that explores how nature and culture have coexisted and interacted across five millennia of human history along the Georgia coast, as well as how those interactions have shaped the coast as we know it today. The essays in this volume examine how successive communities of Native Americans, Spanish missionaries, British imperialists and settlers, planters, enslaved Africans, lumbermen, pulp and paper industrialists, vacationing northerners, Gullah-Geechee, nature writers, environmental activists, and many others developed distinctive relationships with the environment and produced well-defined coastal landscapes. Together these histories suggest that contemporary efforts to preserve and protect the Georgia coast must be as respectful of the rich and multifaceted history of the coast as they are of natural landscapes, many of them restored, that now define so much of the region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820351872 20180903
Green Library
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xxvii, 848 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Contents List of contributors Preface Introduction Classic concepts Editorial introduction 1.1 Adaptation Marcus Taylor 1.2 Bioregionalism Richard Evanoff 1.3 Conservation Chris Sandbrook 1.4 Desertification Diana K. Davis 1.5 Environment Sverker Soerlin 1.6 Ecosystems Erle C. Ellis 1.7 Environmental catastrophe Giovanni Bettini 1.8 Ecological footprint William Rees 1.9 The environmental Kuznets curve David I. Stern 1.10 Gaia Karen Litfin 1.11 The Jevons Paradox John M. Polimeni and Raluca I. Iorgulescu 1.12 Nature R. Bruce Hull 1.13 One world Volker M. Welter 1.14 Overpopulation Eric D. Carter 1.15 Precaution Tim O'Riordan and Rupert Read 1.16 Risk Susan L. Cutter 1.17 Resilience Jeremy Walker and Melinda Cooper 1.18 The resource curse Michael J. Watts 1.19 Scarcity and environmental limits Sara Nelson 1.20 Stewardship Willis Jenkins 1.21 Sustainable development Mark Whitehead 1.22 The tragedy of the commons Kevin Ells 1.23 Uncertainty Andy Stirling 1.24 Vulnerability Morgan Scoville-Simonds and Karen O'Brien 1.25 Wilderness Phillip Vannini Contemporary concepts Editorial introduction 2.1 The Anthropocene Mark A. Maslin 2.2 Biopolitics Kevin Grove 2.3 Biosecurity Steve Hinchliffe 2.4 Corporate environmental responsibility Christopher Wright 2.5 The Earth System Clive Hamilton 2.6 Ecosystem services Daniel Chiu Suarez and Jessica Dempsey 2.7 Environmental governance Susan Baker 2.8 Green democracy Amanda Machin 2.9 Environmental security Jon Barnett 2.10 Food systems Michael Carolan 2.11 Green economy Les Levidow 2.12 Green governmentality Stephanie Rutherford 2.13 Hybridity Jacques Pollini 2.14 Land grabbing Ian Scoones 2.15 Metabolic rift Richard York 2.16 Offsetting Heather Lovell 2.17 Peak oil Michael Lynch 2.18 Planetary boundaries Katherine Richardson 2.19 Post-environmentalism Christopher Buck 2.20 The social construction of nature Michael Ekers 2.21 Symbolic environmental politics Megan Barry and Ingolfur Bluhdorn 2.22 Tipping points Chris Russill 2.23 Wicked envrionmental problems Michael Thompson Classic approaches Editorial introduction 3.1 Cultural theory Asa Boholm 3.2 Ecotheology Anne Marie Dalton 3.3 Environmental anthropology Laura Rival 3.4 Environmental economics Wim Carton 3.5 Ecofeminism Greta Gaard 3.6 Environmental ethics Ben A. Minteer 3.7 Environmental geography John G. Hintz 3.8 Environmental health Brian King 3.9 Environmental history Stephen Mosley 3.10 Environmental modelling Mark Mulligan 3.11 Environmental sociology Riley E. Dunlap 3.12 Environmental politics Shannon O'Lear 3.13 Design, emotion, sustainability Jonathan Chapman 3.14 Environmental law David Delaney 3.15 Environmental management Chris Barrow 3.16 Environmental philosophy Ned Hettinger 3.17 Environmental planning Iain White 3.18 Environmental psychology Patrick Devine-Wright 3.19 Natural hazards research Greg Bankoff 3.20 Science and technology studies Sergio Sismondo 3.21 Social ecology Stephen M. Wheeler Contemporary approaches Editorial introduction 4.1 Animal studies Jody Emel and Ilanah Taves 4.2 Business studies and the environment Martina K. Linnenluecke and Tom Smith 4.3 Environmentalism and creative writing Richard Kerridge 4.4 Ecocriticism Greg Garrard 4.5 Ecological Marxism Alf Hornborg 4.6 Ecopoetry Samantha Walton 4.7 Earth System Science Noel Castree 4.8 Energy studies Benjamin K. Sovacool and Michael Jefferson 4.9 Environmental discourse analysis Adrian Peace 4.10 Environmental humanities Thom van Dooren 4.11 Environmental image analysis Sidney I. Dobrin 4.12 Environmental political economy Jennifer Clapp 4.13 Environmental political theory John M. Meyer 4.14 Political ecology Simon Batterbury 4.15 Post-normal science Silvio Funtowitz and Jerome Ravetz 4.16 Queer ecology Nicole Seymour 4.17 Resilience science Manjana Milkoreit 4.18 Sustainability science Thaddeus R. Miller 4.19 Vulnerability science Thomas Webler 4.20 Urban ecology Robert A. Francis Key topics: environmental challenges and changes Editorial introduction 5.1 Anthropogenic climate change Alice Larkin 5.2 Agro-food systems Colin Sage 5.3 Biofuels Vaclav Smil 5.4 Carbon budgets Roisin Moriarty 5.5 Fire Joshua Whittaker 5.6 Fisheries Charles Mather 5.7 Forest resources William Nikolakis and Harry W. Nelson 5.8 Floods Gemma Carr, Alberto Viglione and Magdalena Rogger 5.9 Glaciers Jorge Daniel Taillant 5.10 Land degradation and restoration Ilan Chabay 5.11 Mining and the environment R. Anthony Hodge 5.12 Oceans: climate change, marine ecosystems and fisheries Yoshitaka Ota and William W. L. Cheung 5.13 The commons Fikret Berkes 5.14 Transportation systems Tim Schwanen 5.15 Volcanoes Susanna F. Jenkins and Sarah K. Brown 5.16 Water resources Joseph Holden Key topics: human responses to environmental change Editorial introduction 6.1 Corporate environmental responsibility Tomas Frederiksen 6.2 Ecological modernisation Giorel Curran 6.3 Ecotourism Robert Fletcher 6.4 Ecological restoration Matthias Gross 6.5 Environmentalism Marco Armiero 6.6 Environmental art Harriet Hawkins and Anja Kanngieser 6.7 Environmental fiction Joni Adamson 6.8 Environmental celebrity Mike Goodman 6.9 Environmental certification and standards Brooke Lahneman 6.10 Environmental insecurity Peter Hough 6.11 Environmental (in)justice David Schlosberg 6.12 Environmental education Sarah Burch 6.13 Environmental markets John O'Neill 6.14 Environmental metaphor Brendon M.H. Larson 6.15 Environmental migrants and refugees Romain Felli 6.16 Environment and the news media Anders Hansen 6.17 Environment and popular culture Alison Anderson 6.18 Environmental policy James Palmer 6.29 Environmental values Alan Holland 6.20 Environmental science and public policy Maria Carmen Lemos and Katherine Browne 6.21 Geoengineering Jack Stilgoe 6.22 Green consumption Ivan R. Scales 6.23 Greenwashing Frances Bowen 6.24 Green technology James Meadowcroft 6.25 Indigenous territorial rights Philippe Hanna and Frank Vanclay 6.26 Indigenous knowledge systems Deborah MacGregor 6.27 Institutions and natural resource management Tim Forsyth 6.28 Privatizing environmental assets Wim Carton 6.29 Sustainability transitions Frank W. Geels 6.30 The Sustainable Development Goals David Griggs Key debates Editorial introduction 7.1 Anthropocentrism Eileen Crist 7.2 Biology and culture Maurizio Meloni 7.3 Environmental science and politics Tim Forsyth 7.4 Environmental behaviour change Stewart Barr 7.5 Environmental citizenship Bronwyn Hayward 7.6 Environmental conservation and restoration Jamie Lorimer 7.7 Environment and economy Richard B. Norgaard 7.8 Expert and lay environmental knowledges Carol Morris 7.9 Gender and environment Sherilyn MacGregor 7.10 Interdisciplinary environmental inquiry Lauren Rickards 7.11 Multi-level environmental governance Andrew Jordan and David Benson 7.12 International environmental institutions Frank Biermann 7.13 Markets and governments in environmental policy Edward B. Barbier 7.14 Nature and nurture Peter J. Taylor 7.15 Population numbers and global demography Stephen G Warren 7.16 Public engagement with environmental science Helen Pallett 7.17 Race, nature and society Peter Wade 7.18 Representation and reality Zoe Sofoulis 7.19 Rewilding Steve Carver Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138192195 20180625
Companion to Environmental Studies presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the key issues, debates, concepts, approaches and questions that together define environmental studies today. The intellectually wide-ranging volume covers approaches in environmental science all the way through to humanistic and post-natural perspectives on the biophysical world. Though many academic disciplines have incorporated studying the environment as part of their curriculum, only in recent years has it become central to the social sciences and humanities rather than mainly the geosciences. `The environment' is now a keyword in everything from fisheries science to international relations to philosophical ethics to cultural studies. The Companion brings these subject areas, and their distinctive perspectives and contributions, together in one accessible volume. Over 150 short chapters written by leading international experts provide concise, authoritative and easy-to-use summaries of all the major and emerging topics dominating the field, while the seven part introductions situate and provide context for section entries. A gateway to deeper understanding is provided via further reading and links to online resources. Companion to Environmental Studies offers an essential one-stop reference to university students, academics, policy makers and others keenly interested in `the environmental question', the answer to which will define the coming century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138192195 20180625
Green Library
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xvii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Series Introduction Katriina Soini and Joost Dessein Introduction to culture, sustainability and the environmental realm Constanza Parra, Inger Birkeland, Rob Burton, Katriina Siivonen PART 1: Livelihoods, cultures and practices 1. Sustainable Everyday Culture From Glocal Archipelago Culture Katriina Siivonen 2. Cultivating Cultural Sustainability in Farming Practices Katriina Soini, Suvi Huttunen 3. What can Culture in and for Sustainable Development Learn from Protected Areas? Constanza Parra 4. Culturally Sensitive Agricultures and Biocultural Diversity Claudia Brites, Pedro Mendes Moreira 5. A Matter of Context and Balance. Pre-industrial Conceptualizations of Sustainability Vidar Hreinsson 6. Roots and wings. Creativity and the Nature-Culture Interface Annalisa Cicerchia PART 2: Planning and policies for cultural sustainability 7. Landscape Co-Management Practices and Power Structures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, Austria Katharina Gugerell, Marianne Penker, Pia Kieninger 8. Adaptation and Cultural Sustainability of the Winter-Seining Community in the Archipelago of Southwestern Finland Kirsi Sonck-Rautio 9. Preserving Cultural Landscapes: A Cultural Sustainability Perspective Rob J.F. Burton 10. Terraced Landscapes: The Significance of a Living Agricultural Heritage Bettina Scharrer, Thomas Hammer, Marion Leng 11. Tourism and Sustainable Development in Rural Communities in the Black Sea Coastline Miroslav Tascu-Stavre 12. World Heritage and Cultural Sustainability: Farmers and Fishermen at Vega, Northern Norway Karoline Daugstad, Knut Fageraas PART 3: Methodologies for cultural sustainability 13. Narratives, Capabilities and Climate Change: Towards a Sustainable Culture Nathalie Blanc, Lydie Laigle 14. Artistic Actions for Sustainability in Contemporary Art Exhibition Asthildur Jonsdottir, Chrystalla Antoniou 15. Media Aesthetic Methodologies: Analyzing Media-Stories of Nature and Wild Life Nina Svane-Mikkelsen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138650497 20180514
As contemporary socio-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity preservation have become more important, the three pillars concept has increasingly been used in planning and policy circles as a framework for analysis and action. However, the issue of how culture influences sustainability is still an underexplored theme. Understanding how culture can act as a resource to promote sustainability, rather than a barrier, is the key to the development of cultural sustainability. This book explores the interfaces between nature and culture through the perspective of cultural sustainability. A cultural perspective on environmental sustainability enables a renewal of sustainability discourse and practices across rural and urban landscapes, natural and cultural systems, stressing heterogeneity and complexity. The book focuses on the nature-culture interface conceptualised as a place where experiences, practices, policies, ideas and knowledge meet, are negotiated, discussed and resolved. Rather than looking for lost unities, or an imaginary view of harmonious relationships between humans and nature based in the past, it explores cases of interfaces that are context-sensitive and which consciously convey the problems of scale and time. While calling attention to a cultural or `culturalised' view of the sustainability debate, this book questions the radical nature-culture dualism dominating positive modern thinking as well as its underlying view of nature as pre-given and independent from human life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138650497 20180514
Green Library
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xiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 210 pages ; 25 cm
Explores the complex ethical dilemmas of human mobility in the context of climate changeCurrently, adaptation policy for climate change prioritises economic and technological dimensions of governance and action. Now, Elaine Kelly brings continental theory into the conversation to explore the ethical dilemmas stemming from emerging global political crises of migration, displacement and communal relocation related to climate change. She argues that, in the era of anthropocentric climate change, an 'ethos of dwelling' must underpin adaptation practices. Key FeaturesThe first focused engagement to apply deconstruction and Levinasian ethics to the pressing and complex dilemmas of climate change and human mobilityDetailed case studies of Bangladesh, the Torres Strait Islands and Queensland in Australia and New Orleans in the US bring into sharp focus the ethics and politics of adapting to climate change and how this universal phenomenon is experienced unevenly by the poor and marginalisedInterdisciplinary and multi-methodological approach, relevant to disciplines from cultural studies to philosophy and from ecohumanities to international relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474422963 20180618
Green Library
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xxix, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Patrick Murphy Introduction Robert Bell and Robert Ficociello Part I: Mediation Chapter 1: "For $19.99, Terror at the Finish Line Can Be Yours!": Creating Individual Identity Through Collective Tragedy in the Boston Marathon Bombings Amy Lantinga Chapter 2: Re-Telling Fukushima, Re-Shaping Citizenship: Women Netizens in Japan Nicole L. Freiner Chapter 3: The Locals do it better? The Strange Victory of Occupy Sandy Peer Illner Chapter 4: "Monsters in Human Form:" Representations of Looting in American Disaster Narratives Charles Byler Chapter 5: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Communicating Environmental Disaster in the Age of Technology Kristen Chamberlain and Marceleen Mosher Chapter 6: "The storm of the century": Typhoon Yolanda, the Event, and the Project of U.S. Empire in the Philippines Danielle Crawford Part II: Remediation Chapter 7: "The Missing Element is the Human Element": Ontological Difference and the World-Ecological Crisis of the Capitalocene Kirk Boyle Chapter 8: Challenging Developmentalist Narratives: Helon Habila's Oil on Water as a Representation of the Extractivist Exploitation in the Niger Delta Region Minna Niemi Chapter 9: A Random Harvest: The Leftovers, Debt, and the "strange non-death" of Neoliberalism Liane Tanguay Chapter 10: Appropriating the Zombie Apocalypse: The Politics of Disaster Erik Trump Chapter 11: The Politics of Aesthetics in Beasts of the Southern Wild: Mapping the Ethical Limits of Filmic Narratives in the Wake of Epochal Disaster Cycles Stephanie Hankinson Chapter 12: Neohumanism in the Anthropocene: Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive Hannah Stark.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498534765 20180129
The edited collection, Eco Culture: Disaster, Narrative, Discourse, opens a conversation about the mediated relationship between culture and ecology. The dynamic between these two great forces comes into stark relief when a disaster--in its myriad forms and narratives--reveals the fragility of our ecological and cultural landscapes. Disasters are the clashing of culture and ecology in violent and tragic ways, and the results of each clash create profound effects to both. So much so, in fact, that the terms ecology and culture are past separation. We are far removed from their prior historical binaric connection, and they coincide through a supplementary role to each other. Ecology and culture are unified.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498534765 20180129
Green Library
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69 pages ; 18 cm.
Debugging the Anthropocene\u2019s insistence on apocalyptic tropes Where the Anthropocene has become linked to an apocalyptic narrative, and where this narrative carries a widespread escapist belief that salvation will come from a supernatural elsewhere, Joanna Zylinska has a different take. The End of Man rethinks the prophecy of the end of humans, interrogating the rise in populism around the world and offering an ethical vision of a \u201cfeminist counterapocalypse, \u201d which challenges many of the masculinist and technicist solutions to our planetary crises. The book is accompanied by a short photo-film, Exit Man, which ultimately asks: If unbridled progress is no longer an option, what kinds of coexistences and collaborations do we create in its aftermath? Forerunners: Ideas First is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital publications. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517905590 20180625
Green Library
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ix, 139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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ix, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction - Thinking Through AtmospheresSara Asu Schroer and Susanne B. Schmitt 2. Hauptschule: Atmospheres of boredom and ruinationStefan Wellgraf 3. The making of pub atmospheres and George Orwell's Moon Under Water Robert Shaw 4. Vapours in the sphere: Malaria, atmosphere and landscape in wet lands of Agro Pontino, ItalyPaolo Gruppuso 5. Senses of being: The atmospheres of listening to birds in Britain, Australia and New ZealandAndrew Whitehouse 6. "A feeling for birds": Tuning into more-than-human atmospheresSara Asu Schroer 7. Making charismatic ecologies: Aquarium atmospheresSusanne B. Schmitt 8. Waves of Experience: Atmosphere and LeviathanJulia Bee and Gerko Egert 9. From affective encounters to wearable forms: Fashion design pedagogy and the creation of atmosphereTodd E. Nicewonger 10. Living atmospheres: Air, breath, song and mutual constitution in experimental theatreCaroline Gatt 11. The harsh smell of scentless art: on the synaesthetic gesture of hospital atmosphere Anette Stenslund 12. On the Dynamic and Duration of Atmosphere: Sounding out New Phenomenology through Music at China's marginsFriedlind Riedel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472468338 20180129
The notion of atmosphere has always been part of academic discourse, but often refers to something vague and diffuse - a phenomenon connected with our affective engagement with the world that is difficult to grasp. This volume develops and refines the concept of atmosphere, seeking to render it productive for anthropological and social scientific research by bringing together a range of original ethnographic studies in combination with investigation of the use of the term in language. The chapters examine dimensions of atmosphere through topics of interdisciplinary concern, such as learning and the acquisition of skills, the experience of place, affect and mood, multi-species relations and the perception of weather and environment - whether in natural landscapes, medical and educational settings, homes or creative contexts - Exploring Atmospheres Ethnographically analyses the relational and transformational processes through which people perceive, experience and live in a moving atmospheric world. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, geography and cultural studies with interests in space and place, sensory ethnography and affect.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472468338 20180129
Green Library
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xxi, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • At the intersection of continents : Beringia's silent bestiary
  • Motherless children in black and white
  • Before now
  • Beyond Arctic wind
  • Where worlds collide
  • Muskoxen in ice
  • When the snow turns to rain
  • Sentinels of Tibetan plateau
  • Below the margins of glaciers
  • The ethereal yak
  • Birthplace of angry gods
  • Gobi ghosts, Himalayan shadows
  • Counting for conservation
  • To kill a saiga
  • Victims of fashion
  • In the valley of Takin
  • Pavilions where snow dragons hide
  • Adapt, move, or die
  • The struggle for existence
  • A postapocalyptic world: Vrangel
  • Nyima.
On the Tibetan Plateau, there are wild yaks with blood cells thinner than horses' by half, enabling the endangered yaks to survive at 40 below zero and in the lowest oxygen levels of the mountaintops. But climate change is causing the snow patterns here to shift, and with the snows, the entire ecosystem. Food and water are vaporizing in this warming environment, and these beasts of ice and thin air are extraordinarily ill-equipped. A journey into some of the most forbidding landscapes on earth, Joel Berger's Extreme Conservation is an eye-opening, steely look at what it takes for animals like these to live at the edges of existence. But more than this, it is a revealing exploration of how climate change and people are affecting even the most far-flung niches of our planet. Berger's quest to understand these creatures' struggles takes him to some of the most remote corners and peaks of the globe: across Arctic tundra and the frozen Chukchi Sea to study muskoxen, into the Bhutanese Himalayas to follow the rarely-sighted takin, and through the Gobi Desert to track the proboscis-swinging saiga. Known as much for his rigorous, scientific methods of developing solutions to conservation challenges as for his penchant for donning moose and polar bear costumes to understand the mindsets of his subjects more closely, Berger is a guide bar none. He is a scientist and storyteller who has made his life working with desert nomads, in zones that typically require Sherpas and oxygen canisters. Recounting animals as charismatic as their landscapes are extreme, Berger's unforgettable tale carries us with humor and expertise to the ends of the earth and back. But as his adventures show, the more adapted a species has become to its particular ecological niche, the more devastating climate change can be. Life at the extremes is more challenging than ever, and the need for action, for solutions, has never been greater.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226366265 20180910
Green Library
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x, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
The philanthropist and philosopher Strachan Donnelley (1942-2008) devoted his life to studying the complex relationship between humans and nature. Founder and first president of the Center for Humans and Nature, Donnelley was a pioneer in the exploration and promotion of the idea that human beings individually and collectively have moral and civic responsibilities to natural ecosystems. In this wide-ranging volume, Donnelley traces the connections between influential figures such as Aldo Leopold and Charles Darwin, as well as lesser-known but original thinkers that he met during the course of a full life?ministers at his church, friends with whom he fished, and colleagues who shared his passion for research and writing. He grounds his work in classic philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza, and Whitehead and reinterprets their writings about the natural world to develop a conservation-centered philosophy, which he dubs ""democratic ecological citizenship."" Edited by his daughter, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings, Frog Pond Philosophy illuminates the dominant strands of Donnelley's intellectual identity as a philosopher, naturalist, agitator, and spiritualist. Despite his often grim depiction of the current state of the environment, Donnelly never surrenders his faith in humanity's ability to meet its ethical obligations to conserve, respect, and nurture the complexity and diversity of the natural world. His vivid and personal essays, rooted in everyday experiences, offer a distinctive perspective on questions of urgent contemporary importance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813167275 20180306
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xiv, 225 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • The Anthropocene: the promise and pitfalls of an epochal idea / Rob Nixon
  • Hubris. Anthropocene in a jar / Tomas Matza, Nicole Heller
  • Concretes speak / Rachel Harkness, Cristian Simonetti, Judith Winter
  • The age of (a) man / Joseph Masco
  • The manual pesticide spray pump / Michelle Mart, Cameron Muir
  • Hubris or humility: genealogies of the Anthropocene / Gregg Mitman
  • Living and dying. Huia echoes / Julianne Lutz Warren
  • Snarge / Gary Kroll
  • Marine animal satellite tags / Nils Hanwahr
  • Artificial coral reef / Josh Wodak
  • Freezing life in the Anthropocene / Elizabeth Hennessy
  • Racism and the Anthropocene / Laura Pulido
  • Sabotaging the Anthropocene; or, in the praise of mutiny / Marco Armiero
  • Laboring. On possibility; or, the monkey wrench / Daegan Miller
  • The German calico quilt / Bethany Wiggin
  • Anthropocene aesthetics / Robert S. Emmett
  • Making. The mirror: testing the counter-Anthropocene / Sverker Sorlin
  • Objects from Anna Schwartz's cabinet of curiosities / Judit Hersko
  • Technofossil / Jared Farmer
  • Davies Creek Road / Anthropocene cabinets of curiosity: objects of strange change / Libby Robin.
What can a pesticide pump, a jar full of sand, or an old calico print tell us about the Anthropocene the age of humans? Just as paleontologists look to fossil remains to infer past conditions of life on earth, so might past and present-day objects offer clues to intertwined human and natural histories that shape our planetary futures. In this era of aggressive hydrocarbon extraction, extreme weather, and severe economic disparity, how might certain objects make visible the uneven interplay of economic, material, and social forces that shape relationships among human and nonhuman beings?Future Remains is a thoughtful and creative meditation on these questions. The fifteen objects gathered in this book resemble more the tarots of a fortuneteller than the archaeological finds of an expedition they speak of planetary futures. Marco Armiero, Robert S. Emmett, and Gregg Mitman have assembled a cabinet of curiosities for the Anthropocene, bringing together a mix of lively essays, creatively chosen objects, and stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Tim Flach. The result is a book that interrogates the origins, implications, and potential dangers of the Anthropocene and makes us wonder anew about what exactly human history is made of.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226508795 20180618
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ix, 169 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • 1.Research relationships and responsibilities: `Doing' research with `vulnerable' participants: introduction to the special edition Nadia von Benzon and Lorraine van Blerk 2.Relational vulnerability and the research process with former prisoners in Athens, Georgia (USA) Matthew L. Mitchelson 3. Researching migration and enforcement in obscured places: practical, ethical and methodological challenges to fieldwork Pauline Maillet, Alison Mountz and Keegan Williams 4. Civil society activists and vulnerability in South India: the relational politics of life history methods and development research Matt Baillie Smith and Katy Jenkins 5. Being patient, being vulnerable: exploring experiences of general practice waiting rooms through elicited drawings Kyle Eggleton, Robin Kearns and Pat Neuwelt 6. The ethnographic novel as activist mode of existence: translating the field with homeless people and beyond Michele Lancione 7. Residential ethnography, mixed loyalties, and religious power: ethical dilemmas in faith-based addiction treatment Andrew P. J. W. Williams 8. Confessions of an inadequate researcher: space and supervision in research with learning disabled children Nadia von Benzon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815396871 20180604
Drawing on varied expertise from specialisms across the sub-disciplines of social and cultural geography, this book seeks to interrogate what it is to do research with people widely considered to be vulnerable. Written from an emancipatory standpoint, this book addresses the ethical and practical challenges that face researchers working with marginalised people. With chapters exploring the authors' own experiences of working with a wide range of participants including homeless people, indigenous peoples, drug addicts, learning disabled children, and prisoners, the book draws on research undertaken by academics across the globe. Geographical Research with `Vulnerable Groups' unpicks and interrogates each part of the research process, from obtaining ethics permission from review bodies, to recruitment and gatekeepers, through to dissemination of research findings. Throughout the discussion, authors foreground the relational identities of the actors in the research process, highlighting the ways in which institutional attempts to protect marginalised people from risk, perpetuate a perceived, and even material, vulnerability. This honest and empirically driven text will provide an illuminating insight for researchers embarking on research with marginalised people. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Social & Cultural Geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815396871 20180604
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