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Routledge Environmental Humanities


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From microplastics in the sea to hyper-trends such as global climate change, mega-extinction, and widening social disparities and displacement, we live on a planet undergoing tremendous flux and uncertainty. At the center of this transformation is human culture, both contributing to the state of the world and responding to planetary change. The Routledge Environmental Humanities Series seeks to engage with contemporary environmental challenges through the various lenses of the humanities and to explore foundational issues in environmental justice, multicultural environmentalism, ecofeminism, environmental psychology, environmental materialities and textualities, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, environmental communication and information management, multispecies relationships, and related topics. The series is premised on the notion that the arts, humanities, and social sciences, integrated with the natural sciences, are essential to comprehensive environmental studies.

The environmental humanities are a multidimensional discipline encompassing such fields as anthropology, history, literary and media studies, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, and women’s and gender studies; however, the Routledge Environmental Humanities is particularly eager to receive book proposals that explicitly cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, bringing the full force of multiple perspectives to illuminate vexing and profound environmental topics. We favor manuscripts aimed at an international readership and written in a lively and accessible style. Our readers include scholars and students from across the span of environmental studies disciplines and thoughtful citizens and policy makers interested in the human dimensions of environmental change.

Please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan (Rebecca.Brennan@tandf.co.uk), to submit proposals.

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Humans and Lions: Conflict, Conservation and Coexistence

Humans and Lions: Conflict, Conservation and Coexistence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Keith Somerville
July 16, 2019

This book places lion conservation and the relationship between people and lions both in historical context and in the context of the contemporary politics of conservation in Africa. The killing of Cecil the Lion in July 2015 brought such issues to the public’s attention. Were lions threatened in...

Indigenous, Modern and Postcolonial Relations to Nature: Negotiating the Environment

Indigenous, Modern and Postcolonial Relations to Nature: Negotiating the Environment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Angela Roothaan
June 03, 2019

Indigenous, Modern and Postcolonial Relations to Nature contributes to the young field of intercultural philosophy by introducing the perspective of critical and postcolonial thinkers who have focused on systematic racism, power relations, and the intersection of cultural identity and political...

Gardens and Human Agency in the Anthropocene

Gardens and Human Agency in the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Maria Paula Diogo, Ana Duarte Rodrigues, Ana Simões, Davide Sarso
April 24, 2019

This volume discusses gardens as designed landscapes of mediation between nature and culture, embodying different levels of human control over wilderness, defining specific rules for this confrontation and staging different forms of human dominance. The contributing authors focus on ways of...

Waste Matters: Urban margins in contemporary literature

Waste Matters: Urban margins in contemporary literature

1st Edition

Sarah K. Harrison
March 21, 2019

How do those pushed to the margins survive in contemporary cities? What role do they play in today’s increasingly complex urban ecosystems? Faced with stark disparities in human and environmental wellbeing, what form might more equitable cities take? Waste Matters argues that contemporary...

Ecological Exile: Spatial Injustice and Environmental Humanities

Ecological Exile: Spatial Injustice and Environmental Humanities

1st Edition

Derek Gladwin
March 21, 2019

Ecological Exile explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice – a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space. Growing instances of flooding, population displacement, and...

Carbon Footprints as Cultural-Ecological Metaphors

Carbon Footprints as Cultural-Ecological Metaphors

1st Edition

Anita Girvan
March 05, 2019

Through an examination of carbon footprint metaphors, this books demonstrates the ways in which climate change and other ecological issues are culturally and materially constituted through metaphor. The carbon footprint metaphor has achieved a ubiquitous presence in Anglo-North American public...

Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science: Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-based Modelling and Simulation

Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science: Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-based Modelling and Simulation

1st Edition

Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Martin Mahony
January 17, 2019

In recent decades, science has experienced a revolutionary shift. The development and extensive application of computer modelling and simulation has transformed the knowledge‐making practices of scientific fields as diverse as astro‐physics, genetics, robotics and demography. This epistemic...

Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice

Governing the Environment in the Early Modern World: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Sara Miglietti, John Morgan
January 17, 2019

Throughout the early modern period, scientific debate and governmental action became increasingly preoccupied with the environment, generating discussion across Europe and the wider world as to how to improve land and climate for human benefit. This discourse eventually promoted the reconsideration...

Women and Nature?: Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment

Women and Nature?: Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment

1st Edition

Douglas A. Vakoch, Sam Mickey
January 17, 2019

Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment provides a historical context for understanding the contested relationships between women and nature, and it articulates strategies for moving beyond the dualistic theories and practices that often frame those relationships. In 1974,...

Perma/Culture:: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis

Perma/Culture:: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis

1st Edition

Molly Wallace, David Carruthers
January 17, 2019

In the face of what seems like a concerted effort to destroy the only planet that can sustain us, critique is an important tool. It is in this vein that most scholars have approached environmental crisis. While there are numerous texts that chronicle contemporary issues in environmental ills, there...

The Nature State: Rethinking the History of Conservation

The Nature State: Rethinking the History of Conservation

1st Edition

Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, Matthew Kelly, Claudia Leal, Emily Wakild
January 17, 2019

This volume brings together case studies from around the globe (including China, Latin America, the Philippines, Namibia, India and Europe) to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken...

Environmental History of Modern Migrations

Environmental History of Modern Migrations

1st Edition

Marco Armiero, Richard Tucker
January 17, 2019

In the age of climate change, the possibility that dramatic environmental transformations might cause the dislocation of millions of people has become not only a matter for scientific speculation or science-fiction narratives, but the object of strategic planning and military analysis....

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