Journal Journal for the History of Environment and Society, vol. 5

Journal for the History of Environment and Society Vol. 5 – 2020

COVID-19 and Environmental History

  • Pages: 233 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58735-6
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    At the Edge of Resilience. Making Sense of COVID-19 from the Perspective of Environmental History
    Tim Soens, Raf De Bont & Maïka De Keyzer

    Section 1
    COVID-19: A Crisis for our Time

    COVID-19, Climate, and White Supremacy. Multiple Crises or One?
    Eleonora Rohland

    Undoing the Discipline. History in the Time of Climate Crisis and COVID-19
    Amanda Power, Iva Peša & Eiko Honda

    Section 2
    Defining Pandemics

    Cholera, Corona and Trust in Numbers
    Joris Vandendriessche

    “Just the Flu” in 1323? The Case study of a Highly Contagious Epidemic with Low Mortality and Its Possible Origins in Late Medieval Europe
    Martin Bauch

    Section 3
    Pathogens on the Move

    Malignant Microbes. Using Environmental History to Connect the Fields of Plant and Human Epidemiology
    Matthew Plishka

    Politics of Movement. Exploring Passage Points in Responses to COVID-19 and the Plague in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
    Janna Coomans & Claire Weeda

    The “Normative Forces” of Difference. Ecology, Economy and Society during Cattle Plagues in the Eighteenth Century
    Dominik Hünniger

    Section 4
    Biopolitics and the (Im)possibilities of Control

    It’s the Entanglements, Stupid
    Frank Uekötter

    The Human Body Must Be Defended. A Foucauldian and Latourian Take on COVID-19
    Bert De Munck

    Leviathan in Crisis
    Franz Mauelshagen

    What Could Carbofascism Look Like? A Historical Perspective on Reactionary Politics in the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Antoine Acker

    Section 5
    Material Entanglements

    Viruses, Practices and Perception
    Sebastian Haumann

    Invisible Inequalities. Persistent Health Threats in the Urban Built Environment
    Kara Murphy Schlichting & Melanie A. Kiechle

    Urban Porosity and Material Contamination. From Cholera to COVID-19 in Copenhagen
    Mikkel Thelle & Mikkel Bille

    Keep Focusing on the Air. COVID-19 and the Historical Value of an Atmospheric Sensibility
    Robert-Jan Wille

    Section 6
    The Virus as Catalyst of Change

    Pandemics and Asymmetric Shocks. Evidence from the History of Plague in Europe and the Mediterranean
    Guido Alfani

    A Modern Rendition of a Pre-modern Scenario. Imperfect Institutions and Obscured Vulnerabilities
    Bram Hilkens, Bram van Besouw & Daniel R. Curtis

    Environmentalism after the Pandemic
    Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda & Tim O’Riordan