Joshua Sterlin

Joshua Sterlin
McGill University | McGill · Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Phd Candidate

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Introduction
I received my BA in Anthropology from McGill University and an MSc in People and Environment (Anthropology) from the University of Aberdeen. Presently a PhD candidate at McGill University. My research focuses upon the growing nature-connection movement, ethnographically examining the ways that the rewilding praxis of these groups takes up classic anthropological questions, knowledge, and categories and asks and answers them otherwise. Supervisors: Elena Bennett & Eduardo Kohn
Education
September 2015 - August 2016
University of Aberdeen
Field of study
  • People and Environment (Anthropology)
September 2010 - May 2013
McGill University
Field of study
  • Anthropology

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Publications (6)
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By examining the Western strain of the Horror genre, I explore the dynamics that define its central character as an ontological xenophobia that must be perpetually cleansed. Beyond a sociological account I suggest we take what it contains seriously as ontological explorations. With a focus on predation as case study, I analyze the genre as conformi...
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How might law address the multiple crises of meaning intrinsic to global crises of climate, poverty, mass displacements, ecological breakdown, species extinctions and technological developments that increasingly complicate the very notion of ‘life’ itself? How can law embrace – in other words – the ‘posthuman’ condition – a condition in which non-h...
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Environmental law remains grounded in a 'one-world world' paradigm. This ontological structure asserts that, regardless of variation in world-construing, all beings occupy one 'real' world of discrete entities. The resulting legal system is viewed as an independent set of norms and procedures regulating the 'human' use of the 'environment' by speci...
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How might law address the multiple crises of meaning intrinsic to global crises of climate, poverty, mass displacements, ecological breakdown, species extinctions and technological developments that increasingly complicate the very notion of ‘life’ itself? How can law embrace – in other words – the ‘posthuman’ condition – a condition in which non-h...
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We do not live in the Anthropocene, but rather, the period of time defined by agricultural civilization. If we are to take this definitional question seriously, then the implications are immense for our understanding of not only our ecological predicament, but the entire narrative of our species, and therefore its hopes for future survival. Accepti...
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Higher education in the global North, and exported elsewhere, is complicit in driving the planet's socio-ecological crises by teaching how to most effectively marginalize and plunder Earth and human communities. As students and activists within the academic system, we take a firm stand to arrest this cycle, and to redirect education toward teaching...

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