Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment by Elizabeth DeLoughrey | 9780195394429 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

by Elizabeth DeLoughrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195394429

ISBN-13: 9780195394429

Pub. Date: 04/20/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195394429
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards an Aesthetics of the Earth Elizabeth DeLoughrey & George Handley

I.Cultivating Place

Chapter 1 Cultivating Community:Counterlandscaping in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss Jill Didur

Chapter 2 Haiti's Elusive Paradise LeGrace Benson

Chapter 3 Towards a Caribbean Ecopoetics: Derek Walcott's Language of Plants Elaine Savory

II. Forest Fictions

Chapter 4 Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures Lizabeth Paravisini Gebert

Chapter 5 The Postcolonial Ecology of the New World Baroque:
Alejo Carpentier's The Lost Steps George B. Handley

Chapter 6 Forest Fictions and Ecological Crises:
Reading the Politics of Survival in Mahasweta Devi's "Dhowli"
Jennifer Wenzel

III. The Lives of (Nonhuman) Animals

Chapter 7. Stranger in the Eco-Village: Environmental Time, Race, and Ecologies of Looking Rob Nixon

Chapter 8. What the Whales Would Tell Us: Cetacean Communication in Novels by Witi Ihimaera,Linda Hogan, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh Jonathan Steinwand

Chapter 9. Compassion, Commodification, and The Lives of Animals: J.M. Coetzee's Recent Fiction Allison Carruth

Chapter 10. "Tomorrow There Will Be More of Us:" Toxic Postcoloniality in Animal's People Pablo Mukherjee

IV. Militourism

Chapter 11. Heliotropes: Solar Ecologies and Pacific Radiations Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Chapter 12. Activating Voice, Body, and Place:
Kanaka Maoli and Ma'ohi Writings for Kaho'olawe and Moruroa Dina El Dessouky

Chapter 13. "Out of this great tragedy will come a world class tourism destination:"
Disaster, Ecology, and Post-Tsunami Tourism Development in Sri Lanka Anthony Carrigan

Chapter 14. In Place: Tourism, Cosmopolitan Bioregionalism, and Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness Byron Caminero-Santangelo

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