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Black on earth : African American ecoliterary traditions

Author: Kimberly N Ruffin
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
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Ruffin expands the reach of ecocriticism by analyzing the ecological experiences, conceptions, and desires seen in African American writing. Ruffin examines African American ecological insights from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ruffin, Kimberly N., 1969-
Black on earth.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010015889
(OCoLC)608491668
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly N Ruffin
ISBN: 9780820337531 0820337536
OCLC Number: 692328920
Description: 1 online resource (x, 212 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: message of the trees: recognizing ecological burden and beauty --
"Toil and soil": authorizing work and enslavement --
York, Harriet, and George: writing ecological ancestors --
Animal nature: finding ecotheology --
Bones and water: telling on myth --
"I got the blues" epistemology: thinking a way out of eco-crisis --
Conclusion. After levee disaster: learning from a sinned-against city.
Responsibility: Kimberly N. Ruffin.

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This is a much-needed, excellent book. Kimberly Ruffin argues that African American oral and print literary texts have not received the attention they deserve in current ecocritical and Read more...

 
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