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Cover of The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities co-edited by Jeffrey Cohen
November 2021
Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

Edited by: 
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Stephanie Foote

This companion offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the environmental humanities, an interdisciplinary movement that responds to a world reconfigured by climate change and its effects, from environmental racism and global migration to resource impoverishment and the importance of the nonhuman world. It addresses the 21st century recognition of an environmental crisis – its antecedents, current forms and future trajectories – as well as possible responses to it. This books foregrounds scholarship from different periods, fields and global locations, but it is organized to give readers a working context for the foundational debates. Each chapter examines a key topic or theme in environmental humanities, shows why that topic emerged as a category of study, explores the different approaches to the topics, suggests future avenues of inquiry and considers the topic's global implications, especially those that involve environmental justice issues.


Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is professor of English at ASU, where he serves as dean of humanities for The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.