bokomslag Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment
Vetenskap & teknik

Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Elizabeth M DeLoughrey George Handley

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  • 348 sidor
  • 2011
The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific Islands and South Asia. Turning to contemporary works by both well- and little-known postcolonial writers, the diverse contributions highlight the literary imagination as crucial to representing what Eduoard Glissant calls the "aesthetics of the earth." The essays are organized around a group of thematic concerns that engage culture and cultivation, arboriculture and deforestation, the lives of animals, and the relationship between the military and the tourist industry. With chapters that address works by J. M. Coetzee, Kiran Desai, Derek Walcott, Alejo Carpentier, Zakes Mda, and many others, Postcolonial Ecologies makes a remarkable contribution to rethinking the role of the humanities in addressing global environmental issues.
  • Författare: Elizabeth M DeLoughrey, George Handley
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9780195394436
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 348
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2011-05-12
  • Förlag: Oxford University Press