An environmental historian explains why, for Vietnam’s rubber plantations and plantation workers, the specifics of colonialism, geography, and ecology matter.
The post How Rubber Plantations Reshaped Vietnam: A Conversation with Michitake Aso appeared first on Edge Effects.
Artist and writer Sunaura Taylor charts a path toward disability and animal liberation by rethinking care and interdependence, understanding the environmental and physical burdens of our food systems, and more.
The post Where Disability Rights and Animal Rights Meet: A Conversation with Sunaura Taylor appeared first on Edge Effects.
Farming has been a part of Black freedom struggles for a long time. It's always been about much more than growing food.
The post Food Is Just the Beginning: A Conversation with Monica White appeared first on Edge Effects.
Artist Monica Haller explores the Mississippi River as an Anthropocene site with intimate ties to her own family history. She records the underwater sounds of this historical waterway to trace connections between the river and legacies of slavery, philosophies of ownership, and environmental racism.
The post Recording the Mississippi Soundscape: A Conversation with Monica Haller appeared first on Edge Effects.
Plantations discipline both plants and people. Two scholars reckon with the Plantationocene to develop a shared vision of multispecies justice.
The post Reflections on the Plantationocene: A Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing appeared first on Edge Effects.
Two urban geographers discuss decolonization in theory and practice, the politics of water and infrastructure, and the social sides of environmental science.
The post Decolonizing Infrastructure in India and the US: A Conversation with Malini Ranganathan appeared first on Edge Effects.
The award-winning author and Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing discusses storytelling during environmental crisis, legacies of Japanese incarceration, and why ethnographies are environmental writing.
The post What Counts as Environmental Storytelling: A Conversation with Karen Tei Yamashita appeared first on Edge Effects.
The acclaimed writer of the bestselling Mars trilogy and Red Moon models possible futures in his science fiction for a biosphere of eight billion people, seeking new solutions for global emergencies.
The post There’s No Sheriff on This Planet: A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson appeared first on Edge Effects.
A new book of poems, Doomstead Days, explores our intimate entanglements with watersheds, environmental loss, and the toxic burdens we carry.
The post Writing Ecopoetry During Doomstead Days: A Conversation with Brian Teare appeared first on Edge Effects.
What can art history tell us about how artists imagine, interpret, and bear witness to environmental change? The new exhibition Nature's Nation uses ecocritical art history to explore American environmental history and pose tough questions about what we need to do move forward.
The post The Art of Nature’s Nation: A Conversation with Alan C. Braddock appeared first on Edge Effects.
A new book, Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question, moves beyond familiar comparisons between race and species by drawing on Black studies.
The post Why Animal Studies Must Be Antiracist: A Conversation with Bénédicte Boisseron appeared first on Edge Effects.
An anthropologist uses community-based research methods to investigate environmental justice, reproductive health, and food sovereignty in Indigenous communities like the Akwesasne Mohawk in upstate New York.
The post Pollution Doesn’t Care About Borders: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hoover appeared first on Edge Effects.
How do the minerals in your phone place you within global flows of extraction? Gabrielle Hecht discusses uranium mining in Gabon, sea rise in the Marshall Islands, and the geopolitics of an African Anthropocene.
The post How Extraction Fuels the Anthropocenes: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht appeared first on Edge Effects.
When you venture into the great unknown, you often have to rely on the generosity of strangers. Eddy Harris reflects on race and outdoor recreation, ecological conservation, and the elusive idea of America as he discusses his film, River to the Heart.
The post Navigating Race on the Mississippi River: A Conversation with Eddy Harris appeared first on Edge Effects.
Protecting animals can mean protecting people, too. Two attorneys weigh in on the state of animal law and discuss their nonprofit organization that shelters pets of those escaping domestic abuse.
The post Animal Law for Social Justice: A Conversation with Pamela Hart and Megan Senatori appeared first on Edge Effects.
"We can't contain water." Feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis discusses the environmental inequalities and queer rhythms of the elusive fluid.
The post Our Waters, Our Selves: A Conversation with Astrida Neimanis appeared first on Edge Effects.
Mainstream environmental discourse often employs emotions like fear, guilt, and outrage. But what about irony, humor, and irreverence? What feelings and what people get left out of environmentalism when we have such a limited emotional range?
The post Feeling Kinky about Environmentalism: A Conversation with Nicole Seymour appeared first on Edge Effects.
A historian planned a small study of cigarette culture. But she ended up uncovering a transnational network of seeds, plants, knowledge, and racist ideologies, and writing a book that transforms how we conceive of corporations and empire.
The post Tobacco’s World of Racial Capitalism: A Conversation with Nan Enstad appeared first on Edge Effects.
Last week's IPCC report sunk the spirits of many. But one veteran activist, with no time for despair, still believes in the power of citizens.
The post Creating the Climate Voter: A Conversation with Tia Nelson appeared first on Edge Effects.
With Aldo Leopold, Lao Tzu, and the trickster Coyote as his guides through the city, a writer explores how to live well with beavers, falcons, and the urban wilderness.
The post Urban Wilds and Modern Mythology: A Conversation with Gavin Van Horn appeared first on Edge Effects.