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Call for papers: “Nonhuman Animals in Society: Exploring new pathways for resistance, change and accommodation” 5th European Conference for Critical Animal Studies International conference at Lund University, the Pufendorf Institute Hosted by the European Association for Critical Animal Studies The […]

Call for Papers: European Conference for ...


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Following the amazing Geography of Hope conference in Point Reyes Station, California, this past weekend, the blog is following this slug’s lead (see photo above, which was taken in Point Reyes) and taking a little time to get to the […]

Sluggish


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The driver fastens a white-knuckle grip on the steering wheel and aims the car my direction. Eyes locked on the road, he punches the horn with a fist. I draw a breath, waiting. He shoves the pedal down. The car […]

Orbits and Orientation



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We smelled them before we could see them—a fusty smell, something organic and left out too long, hanging in the first floor hallway. In spite of the odor and the search, it took us weeks to realize just how much […]

Creature Comforts


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In urban areas of the western hemisphere, polar bears have lived in our midst since the Middle Ages—a result of our fascination with these charismatic carnivores. As early as 1252, Henry III of England kept a muzzled and chained polar […]

Furry Attractions: Polar Bears in the ...


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In Boston last summer, my family and I got a Groupon for a whale watch off Cape Ann. We were told: Do not have expectations of seeing a whale. These things are iffy. They are beasts of mystery. They are […]

The Unfathomable Depths near Boston