Journal of Ecohumanism https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism <p>The <em>Journal of Ecohumanism</em> is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal of scholars, researchers, and students who investigate ecohumanist and civil narratives in the fields of Environmental Humanities, Citizen Humanities, Literary Theory and Cultural Criticism, enabling short accounts of research, debates, study cases, book reviews in this interdisciplinary field of Humanities. The <em>Journal of Ecohumanism </em>seeks to explore issues beyond the “ecocentric-anthropocentric” binary and to examine the changing status of subjectivity, agency, and citizenship today through the complex relations between nature and techno-culture while encouraging a philosophical rethinking of citizenship in a more-than-human world.</p> <p><strong>Journal of Ecohumanism</strong> is abstracted and indexed in:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.mla.org/content/download/88396/file/All-Indexed-Journal-Titles.xlsx">Modern Language Association (MLA)</a></li> <li><a style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #009de5;" href="https://ideas.repec.org/s/mig/ecohjl.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)</a></li> <li><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://www.ceeol.com/search/journal-detail?id=2798" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)</a> </li> </ul> <div><strong>ISSN</strong> 2752-6798 (Print) | <strong>ISSN</strong> 2752-6801 (Online)</div> <div><strong>FB page</strong>: [https://www.facebook.com/ecohumanismjournal/]</div> Transnational Press London en-US Journal of Ecohumanism 2752-6798 <p>CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0</p> <p>Copyright © 2021-2022 Author and Transnational Press London</p> Front Matter https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2798 Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-09-04 2022-09-04 1 2 Tidwell, C., & Soles, C. (Eds). (2021). Fear and Nature: Ecohorror Studies in the Anthropocene https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2161 <p>Tidwell, C., &amp; Soles, C. (Eds). (2021). Fear and Nature: Ecohorror Studies in the Anthropocene. Penn State University Press. ISBN: 9780271090214</p> Tohidur Rahaman Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 151 154 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2161 Latour, Bruno, (2021). After Lockdown: A Metamorphosis https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2212 <p>Latour, Bruno, (2021). After Lockdown: A Metamorphosis, trans. Julie Rose, Polity Press, 2021, 180 pages. £14.99 ISBN: 9781509550029</p> Tatiana Konrad Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 155 157 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2212 Marchesini, R. (2021). The Virus Paradigm. A Planetary Ecology of the Mind (S. De Sanctis, Trans.) https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2105 <p>Marchesini, R. (2021). The Virus Paradigm. A Planetary Ecology of the Mind (S. De Sanctis, Trans.)</p> Pablo a Marca Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 159 161 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2105 Armiero, Marco, (2021). Wasteocene. Stories from the Global Dump https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2191 <p>Armiero, Marco, (2021). Wasteocene. Stories from the Global Dump. Cambridge Elements. Elements in Environmental Humanities, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-108-82674-7.</p> Irena Boric Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 163 165 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2191 Localism, Locavorism, and Animal Rights in Olga Tokarczuk’s Novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2448 <p><em>Relying on insights from CAS (Critical Animal Studies), especially Vasile Stanescu’s and Robert C. Jones’s recent work on locavorism, and the studies of localism (by Andrew Stables, David Hess, Timothy O’Riordan and Doreen Massey, inter alia), the paper presents a reading of Olga Tokarczuk’s 2009 novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead which highlights the conflict between localism and locavorism on the one side, and universal animal rights on the other. Localism, often greeted as a form of resistance to globalization for its assertion of the distinctiveness of place and the reaffirmation of boundaries (O’Riordan), and locavorism, a neologism which suggests that eating locally, animals included, is the only road to environmental sustainability, are treated in Tokarczuk’s novel as mere ideological justification for the violence against animals, the natural world, and the less privileged members of the human community, at the hands of traditionalist local authorities. </em></p> Danijela Petković Dušica Ljubinković Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 81 94 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2448 The Octopus and the Other: Capitalocene Contradictions in the Symbolic Order https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2262 <p><em>This article exercises a Lacanian psychoanalytic intervention into ecocriticism through examining the contradictions of the Capitalocene within Frank Norris’s 1901 novel, The Octopus. Drawing upon Jason Moore’s dialectical framework in the Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History and the Crisis of Capitalism (2016) and Philip R. Polefrone’s “The Stock Ticker in the Garden: Frank Norris, American Literary Naturalism, and Capitalocene Aesthetics” (2020), this article examines the contradictory naturalization of capitalism in nature within the novel’s depiction of the wheat and railroad industries in California through the ideology of the Capitalocene. This article then analyzes the novel’s pairing of Angéle’s sexual assault with the industrial assault of the land. Read through a psychoanalytic framework, the assaults in the novel together illuminate how the search for the other in the novel effectively obscures the psychoanalytic understanding that “there is no big Other,” or the understanding that the Capitalist symbolic order is inherently contradictory. </em></p> Kelly Gray Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 95 107 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2262 Urban Ecosophy for a Post-Colonial Ecohumanism of the City https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2367 <p>Ecosophy traces its etymological roots to the ancient Greek wisdom (sophia) of the household (oïkos), and can be understood as a form of ethics to inhabit the earth. Reflecting on the current challenges of the city, like the relation to the nature, or the social and ethnic inequalities in the urban space and through the ecosophical gaze of Arne Næss and Felix Guattari allows us to address core issues of an urban ecosophy. Within Næss ecosophy of the “self-realization”, the paper is pointing the link with his ontology of the relation with Gandhi´s insight on non-violence and the importance of the “sense of place” with the understanding and identification to the local environment. Guattari´s ecosophy as the paper will show, leads also to the concepts of relation and of the “Tout-monde” from the post-colonial thinker, and friend of him, Edouard Glissant. Furthermore, Stiegler´s concept of neguanthropocene and considering cities as “complex exorganisms” echoes Guattari´s urban ecosophy with the emergence of the “data city” performing a new kind of colonialism with data in the urban space. Finally, the essay will demonstrate how the urban ecosophy, as a practical ecosophy, in correspondence with ecohumanism, is proposing a decentring of humanism by considering the ecology in the city. It makes then possible to reconcile a modernist philosophy of individual and collective emancipation and deployment of subjectivities in the city, the idea of universalism with a world citizenship, with an emerging philosophy of respect and ethic for the living.</p> Dominique Sellier Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 109 121 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2367 Indian Intersectional Ecofeminism and Sustainability: A Study on Mayilamma: The Life of a Tribal Eco-Warrior and Jharkhand’s Save the Forest Movement https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2417 <p><em>Ecofeminism in India, if approached and analysed non-intersectionally, will negate the struggles of the indigenous ecofeminists and their encounters. Therefore, it is important to look deeply into the indigenous ecofeminist initiatives in the country, especially by the Dalit and the Adivasi women. The paper attempts to engage with intersectional ecofeminism in India by focusing on the textual and the pragmatic aspects of the movement through specific case studies. “Mayilamma: The Life of a Tribal Eco-Warrior” and “Save the Forest the Movement” in Jharkhand are closely read and analysed to understand the similarities and differences in the relationship between tribal women and their environment. This paper therefore tries to see the impact of ecofeminist activities of Adivasi or tribal women on battling environmental crisis and the reception of the same in policy making for sustainable development. The main aim of the paper is to understand the effect of intersectional ecofeminism in India on sustainable development. The paper also acknowledges the criticisms against intersectional ecofeminism and highlights the presence of alternate movements. This analysis further leads to the proposal of intersectional ecofeminism as a suitable model for sustainability in future. </em></p> Jyothi Justin Nirmala Menon Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 123 137 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2417 Presenting Tantra Yoga: “Thinking” to “Becoming-Woman” for a Psycho-Ecology of Planetary Regeneration https://journals.tplondon.com/ecohumanism/article/view/2452 <p><em><span class="s5"><span class="bumpedFont20">Europe and its influential knowledge systems are a late entry into the global marketplace of ideas, but they have had a far-reaching and, in many cases, devastating impact on our planet. Some Christian thinkers themselves now acknowledge that Anthropocene at least partially arose from an ego-centric reading of the Biblical narrative about Adam’s domination over the natural world. We desperately need philosophers of air, water, fire, earth, and sky today, and we require those who can translate thought into praxis to help us find a way out of the crisis. Tantra as a mechanism and praxis has been elaborately developed by master yogis and yoginis. They created what can be called a psycho-ecology of our being where the macrocosm and microcosm meet in profound easeful love of life that can save us from our hungry-ghost-infested minds. This paper </span></span><span class="s5"><span class="bumpedFont20">presents</span></span><span class="s5"><span class="bumpedFont20"> Tantra Yoga and its Gynocentric systems to contribute toward ecosophical praxis.</span></span></em></p> <p> </p> Neela Bhattacharya Saxena Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Ecohumanism 2022-07-31 2022-07-31 1 2 139.150 139.150 10.33182/joe.v1i2.2452