Postcolonial Ecologies Literatures of the Environment
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Description: This is the first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial studies. By examining African, Caribbean, Pacific Island and South Asian literatures and how they depict the relationship between humans and nature, this book makes a compelling argument for a more global approach to thinking through our current environmental crisis. Turning to the contemporary production of postcolonial novelists and poets, this collection poses the literary imagination as a crucial to imagining what Eduoard Glissant calls the "aesthetics of the earth." The collection is organized around thematic concerns such as the relationship between culture and cultivation, arboriculture and deforestation, the lives of animals, and the relationship between the military and the tourist industry. The scholars collected here are at the forefront of the emergent field of postcolonial ecocriticism and this book will make a remarkable contribution to rethinking the environment and its representation in the humanities.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Handley is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University.
|Introduction: Toward an Aesthetics of the Earth|
|Cultivating Community: Counterlandscaping in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss|
|Haiti's Elusive Paradise|
|Toward a Caribbean Ecopoetics: Derek Walcott's Language of Plants|
|Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures|
|The Postcolonial Ecology of the New World Baroque: Alejo Carpentier's The Lost Steps|
|Forest Fictions and Ecological Crises: Reading the Politics of Survival in Mahasweta Devi's ï¿½Dhowliï¿½|
|The Lives of (Nonhuman) Animals|
|Stranger in the Eco-Village: Environmental Time, Race, and Ecologies of Looking|
|What the Whales Would Tell Us: Cetacean Communication in Novels by Witi Ihimaera, Linda Hogan, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh|
|Compassion, Commodification, and The Lives of Animals: J. M. Coetzee's Recent Fiction|
|ï¿½Tomorrow There Will Be More of Usï¿½: Toxic Postcoloniality in Animal's People|
|Heliotropes: Solar Ecologies and Pacific Radiations|
|Activating Voice, Body, and Place: Kanaka Maoli and Ma'ohi Writings for Kaho'olawe and Moruroa|
|ï¿½Out of This Great Tragedy Will Come a World Class Tourism Destinationï¿½: Disaster, Ecology, and Post-Tsunami Tourism Development in Sri Lanka|
|In Place: Tourism, Cosmopolitan Bioregionalism, and Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness|