Review Essay

Cinema and the Emergence of the Environmental Humanities


  • Joni Adamson Arizona State University



environmental humanities, extreme weather, film


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Braidotti, Rosi, Kum Kum Bhavnani, Poul Holm, and Hsiung Ping-chen. 2013. ‘The Humanities and Changing Global Environments (Chapter 93)’, Changing Global Environments (World Social Science Report, ISSC, UNESCO).

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How to Cite

Adamson, J. (2015). Review Essay: Cinema and the Emergence of the Environmental Humanities. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 8(4), 502–506.