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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet The Environmental Imagination of the Global

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ISBN-10: 0195335643

ISBN-13: 9780195335644

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ursula K. Heise

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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet analyzes the relationship between the imagination of the global and the ethical commitment to the local in environmentalist thought and writing from the 1960s to the present. Part One critically examines the emphasis on local identities and communities in North American environmentalism by establishing conceptual connections between environmentalism and ecocriticism, on one hand, and theories of globalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism, on the other. It proposes the concept of "eco-cosmopolitanism" as a shorthand for envisioning these connections and the cultural and aesthetic forms into which they translate. Part Two focuses on…    
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List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 9.09" wide x 5.98" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: Sense of Place and Sense of Planet
World Wide Webs: Imagining the Planet
From the Blue Planet to Google Earth: Environmentalism, Ecocriticism, and the Imagination of the Global
Among the Everywheres: Global Crowds and the Networked Planet
Adventures in the Global Amazon
Planet at Risk
Narrative in the World Risk Society
Toxic Bodies, Corporate Poisons: Local Risks and Global Systems
Afterglow: Chernobyl and the Everyday
Conclusion: Some Like It Hot: Climate Change and Eco-Cosmopolitanism
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