Humanities for the Environment

Integrating knowledge, forging new constellations of practice

This book will be of particular interest to scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and other disciplines, as well as to practitioners, artists, curators, culture and heritage workers, and all those who care about our planet.

The book forms part of Routledge Earthscan’s Environmental Humanities Series, Humanities for the Environment: Integrating Knowledge, Forging New Constellations of Practice (Eds Joni Adamson and Michael Davis).

Humanities for the Environment showcases how humanists and others across disciplines are working to “integrate knowledges” from diverse cultures and ontologies, to create “new conversations” that can move towards solutions to the greatest social and environmental challenges of our times. Contributors to this collection range across geographies, ecosystems and climates, from melting Arctic landscapes to the bleaching Australian Great Barrier Reef, and from an urban pedagogical “laboratory” in Phoenix, Arizona, to the Vatican City in Rome

Edited by:
Joni Adamson
is Professor of Environmental Humanities in the Department of English and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She is co-editor of Keywords for Environmental Studies (New York University Press, 2016) and Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations from Earth to Cosmos (Routledge, 2016). She is the author of over 50 articles, book chapters and reviews.

Michael Davis
interests include Indigenous/European histories and encounters, particularly in relation to Indigenous knowledge, environment and natural history. He has also worked on Indigenous research ethics and guidelines. Hs current research includes a work in progress about the relationships between Indigenous and other knowledge systems, ecology and place, with case studies from 19th century coastal north-east Australia.


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