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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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Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence: Ecological wisdom at the intersection of religion, ecology, and philosophy

Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence: Ecological wisdom at the intersection of religion, ecology, and philosophy

1st Edition

Sam Mickey
February 16, 2017

Like never before in history, humans are becoming increasingly interconnected with one another and with the other inhabitants and habitats of Earth. There are numerous signs of planetary interrelations, from social media and international trade to genetic engineering and global climate change. The...

Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture

Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture

1st Edition

Fernando Vidal, Nélia Dias
February 16, 2017

The notion of Endangerment stands at the heart of a network of concepts, values and practices dealing with objects and beings considered threatened by extinction, and with the procedures aimed at preserving them. Usually animated by a sense of urgency and citizenship, identifying endangered...

Nature, Environment and Poetry: Ecocriticism and the poetics of Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes

Nature, Environment and Poetry: Ecocriticism and the poetics of Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes

1st Edition

Susanna Lidström
February 16, 2017

The environmental challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century are not only acute and grave, they are also unprecedented in kind, complexity and scope. Nonetheless, or therefore, the political response to problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss and widespread pollution...

Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene: More-than-human encounters

Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene: More-than-human encounters

1st Edition

Kate Wright
November 29, 2016

Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene offers a new perspective on international environmental scholarship, focusing on the emotional and affective connections between human and nonhuman lives to reveal fresh connections between global issues of climate change, species extinction and...

Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

1st Edition

Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, L. Anders Sandberg
November 04, 2016

This book examines the challenges and possibilities of conducting cultural environmental history research today. Disciplinary commitments certainly influence the questions scholars ask and the ways they seek out answers, but some methodological challenges go beyond the boundaries of any one...

The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization: A manifesto for the future

The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization: A manifesto for the future

1st Edition

Arran Gare
August 30, 2016

The global ecological crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever had to confront, and humanity is failing. The triumph of the neo-liberal agenda, together with a debauched ‘scientism’, has reduced nature and people to nothing but raw materials, instruments and consumers to be efficiently...

Poetry and the Anthropocene: Ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry

Poetry and the Anthropocene: Ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry

1st Edition

Sam Solnick
August 19, 2016

This book asks what it means to write poetry in and about the Anthropocene, the name given to a geological epoch where humans have a global ecological impact. Combining critical approaches such as ecocriticism and posthumanism with close reading and archival research, it argues that the...

Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change

Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change

1st Edition

Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner
August 11, 2016

Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. Museums work through exhibitions, events,...

Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life: Interdisciplinary perspectives

Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life: Interdisciplinary perspectives

1st Edition

Karen Lykke Syse, Martin Lee Mueller
July 15, 2016

What does it mean to live a good life in a time when the planet is overheating, the human population continues to steadily reach new peaks, oceans are turning more acidic, and fertile soils the world over are eroding at unprecedented rates? These and other simultaneous harms and threats demand...

Ecopolitical Homelessness: Defining place in an unsettled world

Ecopolitical Homelessness: Defining place in an unsettled world

1st Edition

Gerard Kuperus
May 23, 2016

While our world is characterized by mobility, global interactions, and increasing knowledge, we are facing serious challenges regarding the knowledge of the places around us. We understand and navigate our surroundings by relying on advanced technologies. Yet, a truly knowledgeable relationship to...

The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking modernity in a new epoch

The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking modernity in a new epoch

1st Edition

Clive Hamilton, François Gemenne, Christophe Bonneuil
May 14, 2015

The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene...

The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg

The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg

1st Edition

Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel
July 28, 2014

Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding figure of contemporary...

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