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Shifting the ground : American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race

Author: Rachel Stein
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Shifting the Ground, Rachel Stein adds a feminist slant to the rapidly growing field of ecocriticism. Americans have historically defined themselves in terms of their conquest of "virgin land." Unfortunately, this identification has often proved disastrous to groups such as women, Native Americans, and African Americans, who were regarded as nature incarnate, part of the ground that must be mastered in the name  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Emily Dickinson; Leslie Marmon Silko; Zora Neale Hurston; Alice Walker; Zora Neale Hurston; Emily Dickinson; Leslie Silko; Zora Neale Hurston; Alice Walker; Emily Dickinson; Zora Neale Hurston; Leslie Marmon Silko; Emily Dickinson; Zora Neale Hurston; Leslie Marmon Silko; Alice Walker; Emily Dickinson; Zora Neale Hurston; Alice Walker; Leslie Marmon Silko
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Stein
ISBN: 0813917417 9780813917412
OCLC Number: 36499053
Description: x, 183 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Nature is a haunted house" : Emily Dickinson's reconstruction of nature and gender --
Rerooting the sacred tree : nature, Black women, and voodoo in Zora Neale Hurston's Tell my horse and Their eyes were watching God --
Returning to the sacred tree : Black women, nature and political resistance in Alice Walker's Meridian --
Contested ground : nature, narrative, and Native American identity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Almanac of the dead.
Responsibility: Rachel Stein.

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From an ecofeminist perspective, the author of this text suggests that certain writers have revised intersections between American conceptions of nature and formulations of gender and race. Their  Read more...

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