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Culture, environment and ecopolitics

Author: Nick Heffernan; David A Wragg
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011.
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Culture, Environment and Ecopolitics brings together a series of new reflections on historical and current ecological and environmental predicaments. By way of critical interventions in environmental thought, and through engagements with literary, visual, architectural, philosophical, and more general cultural studies scholarship, this collection of essays by an international panel of writers breaks new  Read more...
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Culture, environment and ecopolitics.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011
(DLC) 2012429447
(OCoLC)772000742
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Heffernan; David A Wragg
ISBN: 9781527551329 1527551326
OCLC Number: 1155974637
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 285 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Culture, environment and ecopolitics / Nick Heffernan and David A. Wragg --
Environmentalism, art and agency / Malcolm Miles --
Lost Edens and other green worlds : ecotopia, politics and aesthetics / Lisa Garforth --
The place of catastrophe : Mike Davis, Clarence King, and the politics of contingency / John Beck --
"I cannot heave my heart into my mouth" : Stephen Jay Gould and ecocriticism / Heidi Scott --
Room to speak? : a green voice for romanticism in John Clare's "Swordy well" / Anthony Howell --
Thinking like a reef : postcolonial ecocriticism as a green reading practice / Hans-Georg Erney --
Terodacktyl apocalypse : writing catastrophe in Mahasweta Devi's Pterodactyl, Puran Sahay, and Pirtha / Ben Conisbee Baer --
Where has all the oil gone? : BP branding and the discursive elimination of climate change / Julie Doyle --
"Fitting buildings" : ecological architecture, place and ethics / Peter Kraftl --
Ecopolitical action on the desert of the real, or, What's James Benning's cinema got to do with it? / Isabelle Freda.
Responsibility: edited by Nick Heffernan and David A. Wragg.

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Culture, Environment and Ecopolitics brings together a series of new reflections on historical and current ecological and environmental predicaments. By way of critical interventions in environmental thought, and through engagements with literary, visual, architectural, philosophical, and more general cultural studies scholarship, this collection of essays by an international panel of writers breaks new interpretative ground. While techno-science has in some quarters been elevated to a master discourse of humanity's salvation, charged with providing a magical 'fix' for planetary ecological dil.

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