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Literature And The Environment

Author: George Hart
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313321498
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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Caribbean Literature And The Environment

Author: Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813923727
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Examines the literatures of the Caribbean from an ecocritical perspective in all language areas of the region. This book explores the ways in which the history of transplantation and settlement has provided unique challenges and opportunities for establishing a sense of place and an environmental ethic in the Caribbean.

The Cambridge Introduction To Literature And The Environment

Author: Timothy Clark
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949516X
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The degrading environment of the planet is something that touches everyone. This 2011 book offers an introductory overview of literary and cultural criticism that concerns environmental crisis in some form. Both as a way of reading texts and as a theoretical approach to culture more generally, 'ecocriticism' is a varied and fast-changing set of practices which challenges inherited thinking and practice in the reading of literature and culture. This introduction defines what ecocriticism is, its methods, arguments and concepts, and will enable students to look at texts in a wholly new way. Boxed sections explain key critical terms and contemporary debates in the field with 'hands-on' examples and comparisons. Timothy Clark's thoughtful approach makes this an ideal first encounter with environmental readings of literature.

Nature In Literary And Cultural Studies

Author: Catrin Gersdorf
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042020962
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Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies is a collection of essays written by European and North American scholars who argue that nature and culture can no longer be thought of in oppositional, mutually exclusive terms. They are united in an effort to push the theoretical limits of ecocriticism towards a more rigorous investigation of nature's critical potential as a concept that challenges modern culture's philosophical assumptions, epistemological convictions, aesthetic principles, and ethical imperatives. This volume offers scholars and students of literature, culture, history, philosophy, and linguistics new insights into the ongoing transformation of ecocriticism into an innovative force in international and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies.

Literature Of Nature

Author: Patrick D. Murphy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579580100
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Nature And Identity In Cross Cultural Perspective

Author: Anne Buttimer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792356516
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Nature and Identity in Cross-Cultural Perspective presents 20 essays which explore diverse cultural interpretations of the earth's surface. Contrasted with each other and with the potentially cosmopolitan culture of science, these detailed studies of ways in which different cultures conceptualise nature appear in the context of global environmental change. Understanding across cultural lines has never been more important. This book shows how individual cultures see their own histories as offering protection for nature, while often viewing others as lacking such ethical restraints. Through such writing a discourse of understanding and common action becomes possible. The authors come from the places they discuss, and offer passionate as well as scholarly visions of nature within their cultural homes. Audience: This volume is of interest to academics and professionals working in the fields of cultural geography, environmental history, environmental studies, history of environmental ideas, environmental education, landscape and literature, nature and culture. It can be used for courses in the above-mentioned areas and seminars in comparative literature. It can also be used as a complimentary text to provide cultural context to literary readings, and for seminars on cultural aspects of the environment.

Thinking Through The Environment

Author: Mark J. Smith
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415211727
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This broad ranging and thought provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of responses in the way the natural environment has been understood and questioned in the modern world.

Literature Nature And Other

Author: Patrick D. Murphy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791422779
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Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.

The Environmental Justice Reader

Author: Joni Adamson
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816522071
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A collection of essays on the environmental justice movement, examining the various ways that teaching, art, and political action affect change in environmental awareness and policies.