Tag: Ecological Times

In the Time of the Dinosaurs: Paleontological Affect

colinhoag , October 29th, 2020


By Daniel Allen Solomon § In Timefulness (2018), geologist Marcia Bjornerud argues that one of the key problems of the contemporary historical moment, the so-called Anthropocene, is “time…


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The Knot of Ecological Time: An Outlet, an Election, and an Irrigation Office

colinhoag , November 12th, 2019


By Maira Hayat, Stanford University § In 2015, local elections were held in Pakistan, ten years after the previous ones in 2005 during General Pervez Musharraf’s military rule….


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Land, Life, and Water: Tending to the Landscape of Southern Louisiana

colinhoag , October 22nd, 2019


By Hannah Eisler Burnett, University of Chicago § This is a photo essay about the way people cultivate visions of speculative territory and historical landscapes. But in southern…


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“Ain’t no future in your future”: Temporalities of Recovery and Resilience in Flint, Michigan

Chitra , October 9th, 2019


By Talia Gordon, University of Chicago § A future full of possibilities starts by drinking pure quality water – Nestlé “Pure Life®” Bottled Water In October 2018, Mayor…


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Remaking (Il)licit Landscapes: Layered Histories and Speculative Time in Peru’s War on Drugs

colinhoag , September 19th, 2019


By Allison Kendra, Stanford University § Its leaves burst forth slowly from thin, shrubby branches. Every three months they mature, every three months they are pulled by hard-working…


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Grounds for Climate Change Mitigation in South Korea’s Tidal Mudflats

Chitra , September 4th, 2019


By Gebby Keny, Rice University § Blue Carbon Muddy boots on the shore of Wah Ohn beach. Photo by author. “The trick is to step with your right…


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Landscapes of care: Affect and Emotion in the 16th Century Testimonies of the Congregation of Xaltocan

Chitra , August 13th, 2019


By John K. Millhauser, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University § Aztec-period pottery in the ploughed fields of the former bed of Lake Xaltocan. Photo:…


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Pollution Does Not “Go Away”: Mylar Balloons and Air Quality in California’s Pristine Wastelands

colinhoag , August 6th, 2019


By Julia Sizek, University of California at Berkeley § Joshua Tree National Park regularly ranks as the National Park with the second-worst air quality, but its pollution is…


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Inescapable Temporalities: Chinook Salmon and the Non-Sovereignty of Co-Management in Southwest Alaska

colinhoag , July 25th, 2019


By William Voinot-Baron, University of Wisconsin at Madison § For several weeks after midsummer arrives along the lower Kuskokwim River, even as the days begin to shorten, the…


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Matter beyond Bounds: Time, Jurisdiction, and Environment

colinhoag , July 25th, 2019


By Hannah Eisler Burnett and Sonia Grant, University of Chicago § This sub-series emerged from a double session at the 2018 American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in…


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The Time Travelers: Ambiguous Returns

colinhoag , February 7th, 2019


By Elaine Gan, New York University §  H. G. Wells’ 1895 novel introduced us to a modernist conception of a time machine, a humanmade device that renders time…


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Call for Posts: Ecological Times

colinhoag , February 7th, 2019


Søby Brunkulslejer, Danmark. Photo by Colin Hoag for the Brown Coal Research Team (AURA: Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene). Ecological processes unfold in unstable coordination. The phen…


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