Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches

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Introduction: A Postcolonial Environmental Humanities Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Jill Didur, and Anthony Carrigan Part I: The Politics of Earth: Forests, Gardens, Plantations 1. Narrativizing Nature: India, Empire, and Environment David Arnold 2. "The Perverse Little People of the Hills:" Unearthing Ecology and Transculturation in Reginald Farrer's Alpine Plant-Hunting Jill Didur 3. Bagasse: Caribbean Art and the Debris of the Sugar Plantation Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert 4. Writing a Native Garden?: Environmental Language and Post-Mabo Literature in Australia Susan K. Martin Part II: Disaster, Vulnerability, and Resilience 5. Towards a Postcolonial Disaster Studies Anthony Carrigan 6. Nuclear Disaster: The Marshall Islands Experience and Lessons for a Post-Fukushima World Barbara Rose Johnston 7. Island Vulnerability and Resilience: Combining Knowledges for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation Ilan Kelman, J.C. Gaillard, Jessica Mercer, James Lewis, and Anthony Carrigan Part III: Political Ecologies and Environmental Justice 8. The Edgework of the Clerk: Resilience in Arundhati Roy's Walking With the Comrades Susie O'Brien 9. Filming the Emergence of Popular Environmentalism in Latin America: Postcolonialism and Buen Vivir Jorge Marcone 10. Witnessing the Nature of Violence: Resource Extraction and Political Ecologies in the Contemporary African Novel Byron Caminero-Santangelo Part IV: Mapping World Ecologies 11. Narrating a Global Future: Our Common Future and the Public Hearings of the World Commission on Environment and Development Cheryl Lousley 12. Oil on Sugar: Commodity Frontiers and Peripheral Aesthetics Michael Niblett 13. Ghost Mountains and Stone Maidens: Ecological Imperialism, Compound Catastrophe, and the Post-Soviet Ecogothic Sharae Deckard Part V: Terraforming, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene 14. Terraforming Planet Earth Joseph Masco 15. Climate Change, Cosmology, and Poetry: The Case of Derek Walcott's Omeros George B. Handley 16. Ordinary Futures: Interspecies Worldings in the Anthropocene Elizabeth DeLoughrey
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This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to approaches to environmental issues. Essays in this path-breaking collection examine the role narrative can play in drawing attention to and shaping our ideas about long-term environmental problems such as climate change, militarism, deforestation, toxicity, and agricultural resource management. The volume explores implications for defining a postcolonial approach to the environmental humanities, especially in conjunction with current thinking in areas such as political ecology and environmental justice. Spanning regions such as Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, essays by founding figures in the field as well as new scholars expand the geographical and historical contours of ecocriticism by examining how writers have imagined the environment, providing vital new perspectives on how ecological change can be traced to globalization and a history of colonialism.
It moves beyond literary studies to a more interdisciplinary discussion of the importance of narrative to our understanding of environmental concerns. At the heart of this is a conviction that a thoroughly global, postcolonial, and comparative approach is essential to defining the emergent field of the environmental humanities, and that this field has much to offer in understanding critical issues surrounding the creation of alternative ecological futures.
Editiert von: Elizabeth Deloughrey, Jill Didur, Anthony Carrigan
Elizabeth DeLoughrey is an Associate Professor in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment (2005), and Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (2007) and completing a book about climate change, empire, and the literary and visual arts. Jill Didur is an Associate Professor in English at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Unsettling Partition: Literature, Gender, Memory (2006), co-editor of special issues of Cultural Critique on Critical Posthumanism (2003) and Cultural Studies on Revisiting the Subaltern in the New Empire (2003), and completing a book about imperialism, gardening, and the environment in postcolonial literature. Anthony Carrigan is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment (Routledge, 2011), and is a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat.

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Autor: Elizabeth Deloughrey
ISBN-13 :: 9781138827721
ISBN: 113882772X
Erscheinungsjahr: 04.03.2015
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Gewicht: 703g
Seiten: 392
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 231x155x25 mm
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