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Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics

Author: Timothy Morton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Morton argues that the chief stumbling block to environmental thinking is the image of nature most writers promote: they propose a new world view, but their very zeal to preserve the natural world  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Morton
ISBN: 9780674024342 0674024346 9780674034853 0674034856
OCLC Number: 768098435
Notes: Originally published: 2007
Description: 249 p.
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 * Notes * Index
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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