Category Archives: Nature Writing

Critique of Last Child in the Woods

By Eli Witek Author Richard Louv provides a heartfelt if flawed case for the necessary existence of what we refer to as ‘nature’ for the healthy growth of a child in the United States in his book Last Child In … Continue reading

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Digging Deep: Hontoon Island links pre-Columbian, Twitter worlds

By Gerri Bauer The ferry ride that delivers visitors to Hontoon Island State Park is brief, but it bridges more than a narrow channel of the St. Johns River.  We approach the way the island’s pre-Columbian inhabitants did, by vessel, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Natural Resource Dependence on Human Right Practices in the Former Soviet Republics

By Samantha Lange Abstract This study explores the relationship between dependence on hydrocarbon export revenues and human rights practices in the context of the fifteen former Soviet republics.[1] Here I seek to expand upon the literature surrounding the “resource curse”— … Continue reading

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Rationalizing the Taboo: Personal Essays on Gender and Species

By Helena Heinisch When I think about being a woman, and when my consciousness of that state of being was first recognizable, I invariably and inevitably return to my origins of sexual abuse at the hands of a male family … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall: Relating Science to Ordinary People

By Ashley E. Rutherford Thesis: Goodall not only recognizes the behavioral and emotional similarities between humans and chimpanzees, but she also identifies the need for people to release themselves of daily conventions, which complicate our social relations. During her work … Continue reading

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Fall 2010

These essays, research papers, and response papers are examples of the depth and breadth of academic work by Stetson University students. This inaugural edition of Inkwell features papers written for English, Political Science, and Environmental Science classes. Students in all … Continue reading

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