• Elements

  • Overview

    Elements assembles diverse inquiries into particular forms of matter to provide a meeting ground for interdisciplinary scholarship on earth, water, air, chemicals, minerals, fuels, plastics, and other substances. The series traces these materials—which constitute and permeate human life and our environment—through the social processes that both shape and are shaped by them. Spanning disciplines and historical eras, series authors attend to the material specificity of the elements and recognize them as lively forces that shape culture, politics, and communication, thereby developing new lines of inquiry into environmentally-oriented scholarship, new materialism, and the nonhuman turn. Elements will generate conversations and collaborations across a range of fields traditionally separated by methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks.


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