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Institutionalizing Environmental Justice: Race, Place, And The National Environmental Policy Act, Keith K. Miyake 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Institutionalizing Environmental Justice: Race, Place, And The National Environmental Policy Act, Keith K. Miyake

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In this dissertation, I examine ways that the US National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its primary enforcement mechanism, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, have reshaped the state as a site for racial and environmental conflict by institutionalizing a particular form of environmental justice within governmental decision making processes. Combining archival methods and legal analysis, I develop three case studies involving community struggles over the social production of space that each engage the EIA process to different effect. The case studies were selected based on what they reveal about the ways that the environmental justice framework intersects ...


Searching Cézanne’S Provence, Robert M. Girvan 2016 None

Searching Cézanne’S Provence, Robert M. Girvan

The Goose

This personal essay describes the author's visit to Provence to see the sites where Cézanne painted a number of well-known landscape paintings. He compares the paintings with the landscape as it existed when the paintings were painted, and as exist today, to trace the connections between landscape, and art, and in particular, Cézanne's artistic techniques. Finally, the author suggests that Cézanne's close observation of the natural world, and commitment to studying the old masters still has something important to teach us today in our digital age.


Desecrations By Matt Rader, Katie Stobbart 2016 University of the Fraser Valley

Desecrations By Matt Rader, Katie Stobbart

The Goose

Review of Matt Rader's Desecrations.


The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily McGiffin 2016 York University

The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Amanda Ackerman's The Book of Feral Flora. Review of Sarah de Leeuw's Skeena.


Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus 2016 Pacifica Graduate Institute

Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus

The Goose

Review of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen's Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman


The Literature Of Waste: Material Ecopoetics And Ethical Matter By Susan Signe Morrison, Matthew Zantingh 2016 Briercrest College

The Literature Of Waste: Material Ecopoetics And Ethical Matter By Susan Signe Morrison, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Susan Signe Morrison's The Literature of Waste: Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter.


Hillsdale Book By Gerald Hill, Matthew Zantingh 2016 Briercrest College

Hillsdale Book By Gerald Hill, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Gerald Hill's Hillsdale Book.


The Unlit Path Behind The House By Margo Wheaton, Adam J. Kneeland 2016 University of Victoria

The Unlit Path Behind The House By Margo Wheaton, Adam J. Kneeland

The Goose

Review of Margo Wheaton's The Unlit Path Behind the House.


Undercurrent By Rita Wong, Kelly Shepherd 2016 UBC Okanagan

Undercurrent By Rita Wong, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Rita Wong's undercurrent.


Ecocriticism On The Edge: The Anthropocene As A Threshold Concept By Timothy Clark, Paul T. Corrigan 2016 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Ecocriticism On The Edge: The Anthropocene As A Threshold Concept By Timothy Clark, Paul T. Corrigan

The Goose

Review of Timothy Clark's Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept.


The Plotline Bomber Of Innisfree By Josh Massey, Dessa Bayrock 2016 Carleton University

The Plotline Bomber Of Innisfree By Josh Massey, Dessa Bayrock

The Goose

A review of Josh Massey's The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree.


Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow 2016 Dominican University of California

Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow

Chase Clow

Accompanied by tree portraits, this personal narrative reflects upon the intersecting histories between the indigenous peoples of Marin County (north of San Francisco, CA) and the author, who is Euro-American, while contemplating the changing relationship to their shared woodland, the effects of colonization, and possibilities for healing.


Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow 2016 Dominican University of California

Tangled Roots, Bittersweet Exposure, Chase Clow

The Goose

Accompanied by tree portraits, this personal narrative reflects upon the intersecting histories between the indigenous peoples of Marin County (north of San Francisco, CA) and the author, who is Euro-American, while contemplating the changing relationship to their shared woodland, the effects of colonization, and possibilities for healing.


Discourse And Wolves: Science, Society, And Ethics, William S. Lynn 2016 Williams College

Discourse And Wolves: Science, Society, And Ethics, William S. Lynn

William Lynn, Ph.D.

Wolves have a special resonance in many human cultures. To appreciate fully the wide variety of views on wolves, we must attend to the scientific, social, and ethical discourses that frame our understanding of wolves themselves, as well as their relationships with people and the natural world. These discourses are a configuration of ideas, language, actions, and institutions that enable or constrain our individual and collective agency with respect to wolves.

Scientific discourse is frequently privileged when it comes to wolves, on the assumption that the primary knowledge requirements are matters of ecology, cognitive ethology, and allied disciplines. Social discourse ...


Animals, Ethics And Geography, William S. Lynn 2016 Green Mountain College

Animals, Ethics And Geography, William S. Lynn

William Lynn, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Ethics Of Wildlife Control In Humanized Landscapes, John Hadidian, Camilla H. Fox, William S. Lynn 2016 The Humane Society of the United States

The Ethics Of Wildlife Control In Humanized Landscapes, John Hadidian, Camilla H. Fox, William S. Lynn

William Lynn, Ph.D.

The 21st century is witness to an unprecedented and rapid growth of human settlements, from urban centers to wilderness vacation resorts. Concurrent with this has been the growing tolerance and acceptance of many wild animals and humans for one another. This has created an expanding ‘zone’ of human-animal contacts, some number of which invariably result in conflicts. While the vast majority of our interactions with wild animals are undoubtedly benign, it is the conflict between wildlife and people that draws particularly close attention from the public. Animals viewed as vertebrate “pests” range from the small to the large, the timid ...


Combustion, Catriona Sandilands 2016 York University

Combustion, Catriona Sandilands

The Goose

Match, wood, flame. Pyrocultures, settler colonial pyrophobia. Internal combustion. Wildfire. Petrocapitalist immolation. This short photo essay reflects on fire as simultaneously a sensuous phenomenon of everyday life and an entity that, because of both its presence and its absence in particular formations, makes worlds. To be aware, both corporeally and politically, of our involvement in pyric practices and regimes allows us to begin to imagine what it might mean to understand and change our relations to fire as part of a larger project of energetic transformation: bodily, socially, politically.


“And It’S Just When I Think I’Ve Won The Staring Contest”: Viewing The World Through Science And Poetry With Madhur Anand, Alec Follett 2016 University of Guelph

“And It’S Just When I Think I’Ve Won The Staring Contest”: Viewing The World Through Science And Poetry With Madhur Anand, Alec Follett

The Goose

In this interview, poet and ecologist Madhur Anand discusses her collection of poetry, A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes, with Alec Follett. She considers the poetic potential of scientific language as well as other topics related to her poetry and her research including field guides, biodiversity, and socio-ecological relationships.


From "Brief Eulogies For Lost Species", Daniel Hudon 2016 Boston University

From "Brief Eulogies For Lost Species", Daniel Hudon

The Goose

Since the year 1500, almost 900 species around the world have officially become extinct. Several of these species resided in Canada and though some are well known to the public, others are not. Here, briefly, are stories of five of them.


The Invisible People Of The Invisible Coast: The Resilience Of People Experiencing Homelessness To Disasters On The Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Gulf Coasts, Nicole Elizabeth Callais 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Invisible People Of The Invisible Coast: The Resilience Of People Experiencing Homelessness To Disasters On The Alabama, Louisiana, And Mississippi Gulf Coasts, Nicole Elizabeth Callais

Master's Theses

While extensive research has been conducted on vulnerability and resilience with regard to hazards, very few studies have researched the resilience of homeless populations. The Gulf Coast region is densely populated and susceptible to natural and anthropogenic hazards. Climate change studies indicate that this region will experience an increase in severe and intense tropical cyclones[1], thereby increasing the risk of experiencing adverse impacts from future coastal hazards. While local government agencies in this region have policies in place to protect communities, these policies tend to exclude any action regarding the evacuation and safety of the homeless population.

In this ...


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