Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities

With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable ...

Author: Sarah Jaquette Ray

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803278455

Category: Social Science

Page: 683

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Although scholars in the environmental humanities have been exploring the dichotomy between “wild” and “built” environments for several years, few have focused on the field of disability studies, a discipline that enlists the contingency between environments and bodies as a foundation of its scholarship. On the other hand, scholars in disability studies have demonstrated the ways in which the built environment privileges some bodies and minds over others, yet they have rarely examined the ways in which toxic environments engender chronic illness and disability or how environmental illnesses disrupt dominant paradigms for scrutinizing “disability.” Designed as a reader for undergraduate and graduate courses, Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities employs interdisciplinary perspectives to examine such issues as slow violence, imperialism, race, toxicity, eco-sickness, the body in environmental justice, ableism, and other topics. With a historical scope spanning the seventeenth century to the present, this collection not only presents the foundational documents informing this intersection of fields but also showcases the most current work, making it an indispensable reference.
Categories: Social Science

Transnational Interconnections of Nature Studies and the Environmental Humanities

Transnational Interconnections of Nature Studies and the Environmental Humanities

“'That Night': Seeing Bhopal Through the Lens of Disability and Environmental Justice Studies.” Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory, edited by Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara, U of Nebraska P ...

Author: Sophia Emmanouilidou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527547483

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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How is ecothinking articulated in varied research fields? What are the conjunctions and concurrences of academic endeavors in the attempt to curb environmental destruction? This collection of essays offers a multifaceted exploration of the basic tenets of environmentalism proposed by academic curricula across the world. Ecodestruction, the wilderness, rampant pollution, tourism developments, sustainability, educational interventions, and the plurivocal turn to ecotheoretical textual analysis are some of the critical perspectives and scientific findings investigated here. The book introduces a multilateral understanding of environmental consciousness, and suggests that the study of nature should not be compartmentalized into separate fields of analyses, but aim for the interconnections between disciplines, given that the physical cosmos is an unambiguous and finite host of humanity’s endeavours. The volume appeals to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest in the current environmental crisis, offers solid insights into the ways human societies construe nature and hopefully will embark on the protection of the ecosphere.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to the Environmental Humanities

Introduction to the Environmental Humanities

Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. This groundbreaking volume is the first to bring the field of disability studies into dialogue with the Environmental ...

Author: J. Andrew Hubbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351200332

Category: Art

Page: 302

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In an era of climate change, deforestation, melting ice caps, poisoned environments, and species loss, many people are turning to the power of the arts and humanities for sustainable solutions to global ecological problems. Introduction to the Environmental Humanities offers a practical and accessible guide to this dynamic and interdisciplinary field. This book provides an overview of the Environmental Humanities’ evolution from the activist movements of the early and mid-twentieth century to more recent debates over climate change, sustainability, energy policy, and habitat degradation in the Anthropocene era. The text introduces readers to seminal writings, artworks, campaigns, and movements while demystifying important terms such as the Anthropocene, environmental justice, nature, ecosystem, ecology, posthuman, and non-human. Emerging theoretical areas such as critical animal and plant studies, gender and queer studies, Indigenous studies, and energy studies are also presented. Organized by discipline, the book explores the role that the arts and humanities play in the future of the planet. Including case studies, discussion questions, annotated bibliographies, and links to online resources, this book offers a comprehensive and engaging overview of the Environmental Humanities for introductory readers. For more advanced readers, it serves as a foundation for future study, projects, or professional development.
Categories: Art

The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical Environmental Humanities

The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Medical Environmental Humanities

Landmark books like Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory by Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara pointed to the intersectional resonances between ecocriticism and disability studies, introducing me ...

Author: Scott Slovic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350197329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 425

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Bringing together two parallel and occasionally intersecting disciplines - the environmental and medical humanities - this field-defining handbook reveals our ecological predicament to be a simultaneous threat to human health. The book: · Represents the first collection to bring the environmental humanities and medical humanities into conversation in a systematic way · Features contributions from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives including literary studies, environmental ethics and philosophy, cultural history and sociology · Adopts a truly global approach, examining contexts including, but not limited to, North America, the UK, Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Turkey and East Asia · Touches on issues and approaches such as narrative medicine, ecoprecarity, toxicity, mental health, and contaminated environments. Showcasing and surveying a rich spectrum of issues and methodologies, this book looks not only at where research currently is at the intersection of these two important fields, but also at where it is going.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

Hamilton, Jennifer Mae and Astrida Neimanis, “Composting Feminisms and Environmental Humanities,” Environmental Humanities 10:2 ... eds., Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017).

Author: Jeffrey Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316510681

Category: History

Page: 379

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Offers a comprehensive introduction to the environmental humanities. It addresses the 21st century recognition of an environmental crisis.
Categories: History

Walking Landscape and Environment

Walking  Landscape and Environment

Jaquette Ray and Ray Sibara (eds), Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Towards an Eco-crip Theory, pp. 29–72. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. Ray, Sara Jaquette and Ray Sibara (eds). Disability Studies ...

Author: David Borthwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351807593

Category: Architecture

Page: 14

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Walking, Landscape and Environment explores walking as a method of research and practice in the humanities and creative arts, emerging from a recent surge of growth in urban and rural walking. This edited collection of essays from leading figures in the field presents an enquiry into, and a critique of, the methods and results of cutting-edge ‘walking research’. Walking negotiates the intersections between the human self, place and space, offering a cross-disciplinary collaborative method of research which can be utilised in areas such as ecocriticism, landscape architecture, literature, cultural geography and the visual arts. Bringing together a multitude of perspectives from different disciplines, on topics including health and wellbeing, disability studies, social justice, ecology and gender, this book provides a unique appraisal of the humanist perspective on landscape. In doing so, it challenges Romantic approaches to walking, applying new ideas in contemporary critical thought and alternative perspectives on embodiment and trans-corporeality.
Categories: Architecture

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body

The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body

40 Eli Clare, “Notes on Natural Worlds, Disabled Bodies, and a Politics of Cure,” in Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities, ed. Sarah Jaquette Ray and Jay Sibara (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017), 242–265, 252.

Author: Travis M. Foster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108896092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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The human body has been depicted in a variety of ways across a range of cultural and historical locations. It has been described, variously, as a biological entity, clothing for the soul, a site of cultural production, a psychosexual construct, and a material encumbrance. Each of these different approaches brings with it a range of anthropological, political, theological, and psychological discourses that explore and construct identities and subject positions. This Companion examines connections between American literature and bodies from the eighteenth century through the present. It reveals the singular way that literature can help us understand the body's entanglement within social and biological influences, and it traces the body's existence within histories of race, gender, and ability. This volume details the genres, critical fields, and interpretive practices that best facilitate the analysis of bodies in the full span of American literary imaginings.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding the Boundary Between Disability Studies and Special Education Through Consilience Self study and Radical Love

Understanding the Boundary Between Disability Studies and Special Education Through Consilience  Self study  and Radical Love

Disability stud- ies and inclusive education-- implications for theory, research, and practice. ... In S. J. Ray & J. Sibara (Eds.), Disability Studies and the environmental humanities: Toward and eco-crip theory (pp. 403–421).

Author: David I. Hernández-Saca

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793629142

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 375

View: 978

In this book, the authors explore what constitutes boundary work at the intersection of traditional special education and critical disability studies in education. Readers will consider how their personal, professional, and programmatic actions can lead to freedom from the hegemony of traditional special education and White and Ability supremacy.
Categories: Children with disabilities

The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature

The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature

“Bringing Together Feminist Disability Studies and Environmental Justice.” In Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory, edited by Sarah Jaquette Ray and ...

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000634402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 587

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The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature explores the interplay between the domination of nature and the oppression of women, as well as liberatory alternatives, bringing together essays from leading academics in the field to facilitate cutting-edge critical readings of literature. Covering the main theoretical approaches and key literary genres of the area, this volume includes: • Examination of ecofeminism through the literatures of a diverse sampling of languages, including Hindi, Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish; native speakers of Tamil, Vietnamese, Turkish, Slovene, and Icelandic. • Analysis of core issues and topics, offering innovative approaches to interpreting literature, including: activism, animal studies, cultural studies, disability, gender essentialism, hegemonic masculinity, intersectionality, material ecocriticism, postcolonialism, posthumanism, postmodernism, race, and sentimental ecology. • Surveys key periods and genres of ecofeminism and literary criticism, including chapters on Gothic, Romantic, and Victorian literatures, children and young adult literature, mystery, and detective fictions, including interconnected genres of climate fiction, science fiction, and fantasy, and distinctive perspectives provided by travel writing, autobiography, and poetry. This collection explores how each of ecofeminism’s core concerns can foster a more emancipatory literary theory and criticism, now and in the future. This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of literature, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, gender studies, and the environmental humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contours of Feminist Political Ecology

Contours of Feminist Political Ecology

Disability Studies Quarterly, 32(4). https://doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v32i4. 3246 Hamraie, A. (2017). ... In S. J. Ray & J. Sibara (Eds.), Disability studies and the environmental humanities: Toward an eco-crip theory (pp. 359–380).

Author: Wendy Harcourt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031209284

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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This open access book sets out the contours of feminist political ecology (FPE) as a major contribution to ongoing debates in the field. In an innovative methodological twist, the edited book engages the reader in conversations that have emerged from the multi-sited and cross-generational dialogues of the Well-Being Ecology Gender cOmmunities (WEGO) network over the last four years. The conversations explore topics that range from climate change and extractivism, to body politics and health, degrowth, care and community well-being. The authors reflect on their collective learning process as they map out the new directions of FPE research and analysis. The chapters highlight WEGO transnational/transdisciplinary conversations with local communities, social movements and different academic spaces. The book foregrounds the ethics of doing feminist work inside and outside academe and brings to life the importance of doing reflexive research aware of situated historical and contemporary geographical contours of power.
Categories: Social Science