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Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and environmental humanities. Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. Guest editor: Stef Craps (Ghent University, Belgium) Environmental deterioration, which has dramatically increased in pace, scope, and severity over the last few decades, puts mental well-being at .
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In recent years, scholarship on transnational or transcultural memory has become more clear-eyed about the limitations of remembering across national or cultural boundaries. Even so, contemporary memory research holds on to the ethical potential of transnational and transcultural paradigms of remembrance. Since the end of the twentieth century, strike-capable military drones have rapidly evolved from an ominous near-future technology, seldom discussed outside of science fiction or top-secret military contexts, to a burgeoning multi-billion dollar international industry at the centre of public scrutiny and interest.
Meanwhile, the figure of the drone has saturated Western public consciousness to the point that it can be described as a trope. Sparking the interest of artists, writers, and filmmakers, drone warfare has begun to feature in a wide range of films, books, and art installations, and this flood of drone-related media seems unlikely to peter out.
To date, however, little academic work has looked in depth at cultural interpretations of drones and the role they serve in fictional ized narratives. What is urgently needed to better our understanding of the drone, we argue, is a cultural studies perspective that is able to assess the drone as a fictional, narrative construct, while still taking account of its very real, material consequences for both pilots and victims.
This article aims to introduce readers to the nascent field of drone fiction, providing a jumping-off point for future research into the figure of the drone. Through close readings of these varied works, we draw attention to what each particular mode of mediation reveals about the effects of drones on those who work with or live around them.
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Environmental deterioration, which has dramatically increased in pace, scope, and severity over the last few decades, puts mental well-being at risk. In recent years environmentally induced distress has become a hotly debated topic across the humanities and social sciences, giving rise to a culturally resonant repertoire of new coinages such as solastalgia Glenn Albrecht , pre-traumatic stress disorder E. Solastalgia denotes a distinctive type of homesickness experienced by individuals who have not left their home—as with nostalgia—but who acutely suffer from the loss of home due to the changed nature of the landscape or the environment more generally.
Pre-traumatic stress disorder is a kind of before-the-fact version of PTSD that, like solastalgia, is seen by some as a defining condition of human beings in the current era, as we live in fear of a catastrophic future marked by environmental crisis.
Encompassing both of these diagnostic categories, ecological grief is an emotional experience brought on by the actual or anticipated loss of cherished natural spaces, ecosystems, species, etc. The related concept of ecosickness refers to the interplay between environmental decline and human illness, both physical and psychological.
Anthropocene disorder, for its part, names an affliction that emerges from the realization of a mismatch between the familiar scale of daily life and the vast spatio-temporal scales of the Anthropocene, the new geological epoch characterized by profound human impact. The unease provoked by human-driven environmental degradation can generate indifference, avoidance, and denial Mike Hulme; Kari Norgaard.
Conversely, the prevailing sense of loss, sadness, and despair can inspire efforts to work through it, provide antidotes, and find hope in the face of the daunting ecological challenges confronting global society in the twenty-first century Ashlee Cunsolo and Karen Landman.
The dark part is undigested feces. So how do nesting birds deal with the excrement of all those nestlings until they fledge? The fecal sac is a translucent gelatinous membrane containing the excrement of nestling birds. In the case of the House Finch, both the male and female eat the fecal sacs of young as they are voided until about the fifth day after hatching. At this point the chicks begin depositing the fecal sacs on the rim of the nest.
Fecal sac removal then stops and fecal sacs accumulate around the rim of the nest, creating a characteristic appearance 1 as you can see in this photo of the chicks nearing fledging age. This system would never due for cavity nesting birds. The nest would be heavily soiled inside the cavity long before the birds were ready to fledge.
You see, nestlings defecate immediately after being fed. Cavity nesting birds bring food into the nest, then wait a moment and grab the fecal sac as it emerges from the nestling. They carry the enclosed excrement out from the nest and discard it some distance away. This is what they look like, demonstrated nicely by this male Western Bluebird. This adult Bald Eagle politely moves away from the nest to defecate watch out. But the eaglet is just beginning to branch.
Besides, it has just been fed. So I will leave you with the classic way to tell if a nesting bird is getting ready to poop. Poop Week is a week of themed posts on 10, Birds that cover the intersection of poop and birding, a fertile precinct if there ever was one.
Not only is Poop Week a fascinating way to spend seven days in June it is also a serious attempt to elevate the level of discourse in the bird blogosphere, which, as we all have no choice but to admit, is far too low. Enjoy, and make sure to wipe up afterwards, would you? Larry Jordan was introduced to birding after moving to northern California where he was overwhelmed by the local wildlife, forcing him to buy his first field guide just to be able to identify all the species visiting his yard.