Tag: Toxic Bodies

Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part II

colinhoag , May 8th, 2018

By Kristina Lyons, University of California, Santa Cruz § The president of the communal action committee whom I call Doña Marta ushered me to a more secluded corner behind…


Pacific salmon declines and the thread-bare promises of modernity

Chitra , May 1st, 2018

By Neil Nunn, University of Toronto§ At every turn in my research examining the politics of mine-waste, salmon have spoken to me. They speak through a groundswell of…


Contamination of the Social Fabric: Sápara Leaders’ Resistance to Oil Companies in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Narrow Vision of Environmental Impact Studies

therezamiller , March 20th, 2018

By Lindsay Ofrias, Princeton University § In the shadow of the world’s worst case of oil contamination, the Sápara, a small group of indigenous people, are desperately protecting their…


Weeds, Herbicides, and Bodies: Emerging Entanglements in Toxic Agricultural Landscapes

colinhoag , March 8th, 2018

By Tony VanWinkle, Sterling College § Dedicated to the memory of Jackie Dill. Pigweed. Photo by author. Shortly after the unexpected death of friend and mentor Jackie Dill, I…


Commentary: Toxic Bodies, Part I

colinhoag , February 22nd, 2018

By Mónica Salas Landa, Lafayette College § Oil infrastructure, Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico. Image by author. ‘‘How do you feel living right across from the oil and gas complex?’’ I…


On Contamination: Conservation Science in Devilish Landscapes

colinhoag , January 23rd, 2018

By Meredith Root-Bernstein, Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Grignon, France § When you first see the gold mine in Alhué you are impressed by how massive the cascade of…


In Search of the Toxic Berry Patch

colinhoag , December 12th, 2017

By Janelle Baker, McGill University § In Memory of the late “Cibomb” Clement Auger Cibomb. Photo by Janelle Baker. Rattling down a dusty oil field road in his little…


Chemical Showers: How Daily Routines Structure Our Exposures to Toxicants

colinhoag , November 21st, 2017

By Rachael Wakefield-Rann, University of Technology Sydney § Source: http://cdn.mamamia.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/04144722/supermarket-skin-care-buys1.png The choreography of daily life dic…


Tracing Chemical Intimacies

therezamiller , November 1st, 2017

By Sophia Jaworski (University of Toronto) A middle-aged woman in the Greater Toronto Area wears a charcoal mask in her bedroom to prevent asthma spurred by breathing in…


Spirit, Monster, Table and Tongue

therezamiller , October 25th, 2017

By Caroline Merrifield (Yale) My friend Zhang is one of the head chefs at the fine-dining farm-to-table restaurant in Hangzhou, China, where I did most of my dissertation…


Call for Posts: Toxic Bodies

colinhoag , July 26th, 2017

“A pigeon trap”. By Provincial Archives of Alberta. (No restrictions, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44059615) Epigenetics, developmental biology, and feminist science and…