Content Index

This collection contributes a sustained analysis of the beginning of major Canadian environmental debates between the 1960s and 1980s, and examines a range of issues related to broad environmental concerns, topics which emerged as key concerns in the context of Cold War military investments and experiments, the oil crisis of the 1970s, debates over gendered roles, and the increasing attention to urban pollution and pesticide use.

In this introduction to the special issue on Multispecies Studies, Thom van Dooren, Eben Kirksey, and Ursula Münster provide an overview of the emerging field of multispecies studies. Unsettling given notions of species, the article explores a broad terrain of possible modes of classifying, categorizing, and paying attention to the diverse ways of life that constitute worlds.

In this special issue on Multispecies Studies, Hugo Reinert places multispecies studies in conversation with the geological turn by examining the place of a particular sacrifice stone in the ambit of a coastal mining development in northern Norway.

In this special commentary section titled "Replies to An Ecomodernist Manifesto," edited by Eileen Crist and Thom Van Dooren, Clive Hamilton examines Erle Ellis' ‘good Anthropocene,’ an unlikely juxtaposition which has now been amplified into the idea of the "great Anthropocene" and set out in An Ecomodernist Manifesto.

In this special issue on Disempowering Democracies, Susan Chomba focuses on the local institutions chosen as partners by a prominent United Nations' Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation programme (REDD+) project in Kenya and the implications of this choice for local democracy.

Over the past century, the Parks Canada agency has been at the center of important debates about the place of nature in Canadian nationhood and relationships between Canada's diverse ecosystems and its communities. This edited volume explores its history as a rich repository of experience, of lessons learned - critical for making informed decisions about how to sustain the environmental and social health of Canada's national parks.

In this special issue on Multispecies Studies, Thom van Dooren and Deborah Bird Rose attempt to dwell with the kinds of writing and thinking practices that we have been developing in their research in Hawai'i over the past seven years. Their aim is to develop “lively ethographies”: a mode of knowing, engaging, and storytelling that recognizes the meaningful lives of others and that, in so doing, enlivens our capacity to respond to them by singing up their character or ethos.

Lindsay Kelley investigates the multispecies power structures playing out in two of Beatriz da Costa’s projects, Dying for the Other and the Anti-cancer Survival Kit.

In this special issue on Multispecies Studies, Cary Wolfe and Maria Whiteman discuss the changing notions of landscape and nature at work in the video installation Mountain Pine Beetle and explores some of the forces that eventuated in the devastated landscapes of the Rocky Mountain West brought on by the infestation of the mountain pine beetle beginning in the early 2000s—an infestation caused, in no small part, by what some scientists have called a perfect storm of circumstances created by global warming.

Jennifer Hamilton's article for the "Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities" section rethinks "labor" as a useful concept for the Environmental Humanities, by troubling the spectacle of the skyline of Sydney’s Central Business District: a sublime image of late Capitalist growth.