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U.S.-Mexico border fence near El Paso, Texas

What Eight Waves of Migration Can Tell Us About Human-Environment Relationships

Immigration is often driven by environmental change, and immigrants themselves often change the landscapes they come to inhabit when they arrive. Examining the geographic history of past immigrants and refugees can inform present debates.

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Can Socialism Save the Planet?

Twentieth-century socialist countries get a worse environmental rap than they deserve, and some social theorists are attempting to reinvigorate Marx for the Anthropocene. Here’s where they go wrong.

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Domestic Labor: Excavating the Public Sphere

Excavating the Private Sphere

A photo essay of mid-century domestic relics open a window on a woman’s hard, heroic, uncelebrated life.

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Built to Last

How concrete changed perceptions of knowledge and labor in a modernizing society.

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Wasting Space: Composting for Change in New York

A compost organization in New York City offers up an alternative vision of urban green space and waste labor.

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Working Concepts: A Conversation with Sarah Besky

A conversation about labor: labor on tea plantations, the labor of language, and the ways in which the Anthropocene invites labor-focused inquiry.

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Edgy Stuff: October 2015 Recommendations

October 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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The Faces of Itaipu: Community, Memory, and Struggle in Rural Brazil

A photo essay explores the realities of life and struggle in rural Brazil.

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Edgy Stuff: June 2015 Recommendations

June 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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March 2015 recommendations

Edgy Stuff: March 2015 Recommendations

March 2015 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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