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Shipwreck Modernity Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719

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ISBN-10: 0816691061

ISBN-13: 9780816691067

Edition: 2015

Authors: Steve Mentz

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Shipwreck Modernity engages early modern representations of maritime disaster in order to describe the global experience of ecological crisis. In the wet chaos of catastrophe, sailors sought temporary security as their worlds were turned upside down. Similarly, writers, poets, and other thinkers searched for stability amid the cultural shifts that resulted from global expansion. The ancient master plot of shipwreck provided a literary language for their dislocation and uncertainty.Steve Mentz identifies three paradigms that expose the cultural meanings of shipwreck in historical and imaginative texts from the mid-sixteenth through the early eighteenth centuries: wet globalization, blue…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 12/10/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English