November 19, 2015

Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice

Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice 

Edited by Christina Robertson and Jennifer Westerman. University of Nevada Press: Reno, 2015

Working on Earth is a collection of essays examines the relationship between environmental injustice and the exploitation of working-class people. Twelve scholars from the fields of environmental humanities and the humanistic social sciences explore the connections between the current and unprecedented rise of environmental degradation, economic inequality, and wide-spread social injustice in the United States and Canada. The authors challenge prevailing cultural narratives that ...

The Anthropocene Lyric

The Anthropocene Lyric: An Affective Geography of Poetry, Person, Place

By Tom Bristow.  Palgrave Pivot: Basingstoke, UK, 2015

The Anthropocene Lyric is an interdisciplinary extension to studies of space and place. Responding to the cultural and environmental crises the term ‘Anthropocene’ shoulders, the book’s purpose is to pose a single question: how to rethink our place on this planet through poetry. Tom Bristow takes the work of three contemporary poets—John Burnside, John Kinsella and Alice Oswald—to reveal how an environmental poetics of place is of significant ...

Cameron Conaway in Newsweek, Wins Journalism Fellowship

ASLE Member Cameron Conaway has written an article on pollution in India’s Ganges River that is published in Newsweek.  The piece was submitted for an American Society of Magazine Editor‘s award, for its ability to read like a novel but be packed with research. The story came to be thanks to a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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Conaway was also recently awarded a Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Fellowship from Moment Magazine.  He will be covering the genocidal conditions faced ...