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The Art of Seeing: Grasping More-Than-Human Plant Worlds beyond Objectified “Nature”

The Art of Seeing: Grasping More-Than-Human Plant Worlds beyond Objectified “Nature”

Katja Neves

As a Gregory Bateson scholar, I have long been fascinated with the notion that art and science might complement one another in the effort to bring forth, understand, and represent the “wholeness” of our more-than-human worlds. Far from pantheistic, Bateson’s notion of wholeness refers to the complex, nonlinear, multiscale relationships by means of which organisms,… more...

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New Featured Article!: "Humans, Animals, and Health" Available as Free PDF

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "Humans, Animals, and Health: From Ecology to Entanglement," comes from Volume 4 (2013). Alex M. Nading discusses historical approaches to the question of how health brings human and nonhuman animals together, arguing that health is one terrin for developing a critical environmental analysis of the… more...

Nicole Peterson: Challenges for Urban Food Access in an Era of Big Data

Nicole Peterson: Challenges for Urban Food Access in an Era of Big Data

When standing in the middle of the transit hub in Charlotte, the noise of buses and passengers overwhelms the senses. Over twenty bays serve at least that many bus lines, and the roof amplifies brake sounds, honking, engine noises, and chatter. My students astutely suggested that interviews would be nearly impossible to record. But over… more...

A Political Ecology of Za’atar

A Political Ecology of Za’atar

Brian Boyd

The 2016 issue of Environment and Society focuses on “Plants and Peoples.” In some of the humanities and social sciences, human-plant studies, like those of human-animal relations, are perhaps in danger of being subsumed by the broader rubric of a multispecies approach to ecological assemblages. Perhaps this will be a fruitful path to take, but… more...

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New Featured Article!: "Contradictions in Tourism" Available as Free PDF

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article, "Contradictions in Tourism: The Promise and Pitfalls of Ecotourism as a Manifold Capitalist Fix," comes from Volume 3 (2012). Robert Fletcher and Katja Neves review an interdisciplinary literature exploring the relationship between tourism and capitalism focused on ecotourism in particular. Visit the featured article page to… more...

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Humans, Animals, and Health: From Ecology to Entanglement

Authors: Alex M. Nading Volume 4, Number 1 (2013) Abstract: Medical and environmental social scientists have recently become interested in how health brings human and nonhuman animals together. This article discusses historical approaches to this question. It then explores applied disease ecology, which examines how anthropogenic landscape change leads to “disease emergence.” The article goes on to review two critical approaches to the question. Critics of biosecurity concern themselves with the ways in which animal and human lives are regulated in the context of “emerging diseases” such as avian influenza and foot and mo ... Read more

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  1. The Anthropocene: A Critical Exploration [Free Download]

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