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Postcolonial green : environmental politics & world narratives

Author: Bonnie Roos; Alex Hunt
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2010.
Series: Under the sign of nature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Roos; Alex Hunt
ISBN: 9780813930008 0813930006 9780813930015 0813930014 9780813930657 0813930650
OCLC Number: 502304511
Description: xi, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : narratives of survival, sustainability, and justice / Bonnie Roos and Alex Hunt --
Asia and the South Pacific. Arundhati Roy : environment and uneven form / Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee --
Jungle tide, devouring reef : (post)colonial anxiety and ecocritique in Sri Lankan literature / Sharae Deckard --
Fragments of Shangri-La : "eco-Tibet" and its global circuits / Gang Yue --
Diggers, strangers, and broken men : environmental prophecy and the commodifcation of nature in Keri Hulme's The bone people / Laura Wright --
Africa. "Ravaging the earth, wasting our patrimony" : excess hunting, landscape depletion, and environmental apocalypticism in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the barbarians / Sheng-yen Yu --
"Relations with food" : agriculture, colonialism, and foodways in the writing of Bessie Head / Jonathan Highfield --
Rhetorics of endangerment : cultural difference and development in international ape conservation discourse / Neel Ahuja. North America. Narrative currency in a changing climate : grounding the arctic amid shifting terrain / Pavel Cenkl --
Wild madness : the Makah whale hunt and its aftermath / Caskey Russell --
bad seed : imperiled biological and social diversity in Ruth Ozeki's All over creation / Rachel Stein --
South America and the Caribbean. Performing tropics : Alexander von Humboldt's Ansichten der natur and the colonial roots of nature writing / Sabine Wilke --
The poetic politics of ecological inhabitation in Neruda's Canto general and Cardenal's cosmic canticle / Patrick D. Murphy --
Rewriting Eden in Walcott's Omeros : a sea change of stories in visible silence / Bonnie Roos --
Afterword : postcolonial ecocriticism and the question of literature / Ursula K. Heise.
Series Title: Under the sign of nature.
Responsibility: edited by Bonnie Roos & Alex Hunt.

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Postcolonial Green is an ambitious, accessible, and original volume that will help broaden and deepen a rapidly emerging field. The collection is intellectually innovative and admirably worldly.--Rob Read more...

 
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