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The nature of cities : ecocriticism and urban environments

Author: Michael Bennett; David W Teague
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1999.
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Nature of cities.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607353909
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bennett; David W Teague
ISBN: 0816519471 9780816519477 0816519498 9780816519491
OCLC Number: 41039745
Description: vi, 311 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Urban ecocriticism: an introduction / Michael Bennett and David W. Teague --
The social claim on urban ecology / Andrew Ross (interviewed by Michael Bennett) --
London here and now: walking, streets, and urban environments in English poetry from Donne to Gay / Gary Roberts --
"All things natural are strange": Audre Lorde, urban nature, and cultural place / Kathleen R. Wallace --
Inculcating wildness: ecocomposition, nature writing, and the regreening of the American suburb / Terrell Dixon --
Writers and dilettantes: Central Park and the literary origins of Antebellum urban nature / Adam W. Sweeting --
Postindustrial park or bourgeois playground? preservation and urban restructuring at Seattle's Gas Works Park / Richard Heyman --
Boyz in the woods: urban wilderness in American cinema / Andrew Light --
Central High and the suburban landscape: the ecology of white flight / David W. Teague --
Manufacturing the ghetto: anti-urbanism and the spatialization of race / Michael Bennett --
An ecofeminist perspective on the urban environment / Catherine Villanueva Gardner --
"You make me feel like a natural woman": the political economy of contemporary cosmetics discourse / Laura L. Sullivan --Darwin's city, or Life underground: evolution, progress, and the shapes of things to come / Joanne Gottlieb --
Nature in the apartment: humans, pets, and the value of incommensurability / David R. Shumway --
Cosmology in the casino: simulacra of nature in the interiorized wilderness / Michael P. Branch.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bennett and David W. Teague.

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