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Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics

Author: Timothy Morton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In 'Ecology Without Nature', Timothy Morton argues that the chief stumbling block to environmental thinking is the image of nature that most writers on the topic promote: they propose a new worldview, but their very zeal to preserve the natural world leads them away from the 'nature' they revere.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Morton
ISBN: 9780674034853 0674034856 9780674024342 0674024346
OCLC Number: 962823675
Description: viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Toward a theory of ecological criticism --
The art of environmental language: "I can't believe it isn't nature!" --
Romanticism and the environmental subject --
Imagining ecology without nature.
Responsibility: Timothy Morton.

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Morton demonstrates that because most ecocriticism assumes nature/environment as a concept, most ecocritics perpetuate the assumptions of the literature that they purport to critique. He argues that Read more...

 
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