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Brave new words : how literature will save the planet

Author: Elizabeth Ammons
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the twenty-first century despite attacks on the concept from both right  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ammons
ISBN: 9781587298615 1587298619
OCLC Number: 456729278
Description: xiv, 197 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Postmodern fundamentalism --
What David Walker and Harriet Beecher Stowe still have to teach us --
The multicultural imperative --
Rising waters --
Jesus, Marx, and the future of the planet.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Ammons.

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Challenges literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere criticism toward the concrete issue of social change. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive  Read more...

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