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Ecological crisis and cultural representation in Latin America : ecocritical perspectives on art, film, and literature

Author: Mark Anderson; Zélia Bora
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
Series: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book approaches portrayals of environmental crises in Latin American nations in literature, film, performance, and digital art within the context of the ongoing expansion of globalized neoliberal capitalism from and ecocritical perspective, focusing not only on the representation of ecological crises and their effects, but also their transformative potential and possibilities for generating sustainable futures.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ecological crisis and cultural representation in Latin America.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2016029357
(OCoLC)953708247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Anderson; Zélia Bora
ISBN: 9781498530965 1498530966
OCLC Number: 957773008
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 329 pages).
Contents: Latin America in the world-ecology: origins and crisis / Sharae Deckard --
Mythologies of gold in Chocó / Juanita C. Aristizábal --
Anthropomorphism and arboricide: the life and death of trees in the American tropics / Lesley Wylie --
The "brevity of the planet": environmental loss in recent poetry by contemporary Amazonian writers / Jeremy Larochelle --
The "monstrous head" and the "mouth of hell": the gothic ecologies of the "Mexican miracle" / Kerstin Oloff --
The grounds of crisis and the geopolotics of depth: Mexico City in the Anthropocene / Mark Anderson --
A crisis in environmental representation: in-depth reporting in a Brazilian magazine / Simão Farias Almeida --
The languages of ecological crises in Brazilian documentary and fiction / Zélia M. Bora --
Ecozones of the north and the south: models of development, extractive practices, and tensions in Freedom and eRRor, un juego con tra(d)ición / Mirian Carballo --
Mining and indigenous cosmopolitics: the Wirikuta case / Abigail Pérez Aguilera --
Ecological crisis and the re-enchantment of nature in Jaime Huenún's Reducciones / Ida Day --
Animales de alquiler: challenging the architectures of domination / Ana Avalos and María Victoria Sánchez --
Hippopotami, humans, and habitat: ecological crisis and posthuman subjectivities in Mempo Giardinelli's Impossible equilibrio / Diana Dodson Lee --
Amazonia: looking for the earthly Eden and finding the planet's next landfill / Diego Mejía Prado, Juan Carlos Galeano, and Herman Ruiz Abecasis --
The Nicaragua Canal and the shifting currents of Sandinista environmental policy / Adrian Taylor Kane --
Tourism, ecology, and changing US-Cuba relations / Marcela Reales Visbal --
Afterword: the self as nonhuman other / Zélia M. Bora.
Series Title: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Anderson and Zélia M. Bora.

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This book approaches portrayals of environmental crises in Latin American nations in literature, film, performance, and digital art within the context of the ongoing expansion of globalized neoliberal capitalism from and ecocritical perspective, focusing not only on the representation of ecological crises and their effects, but also their transformative potential and possibilities for generating sustainable futures.

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