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From apocalypse to way of life : environmental crisis in the American century

Author: Frederick Buell
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
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In recent years, the growing complexity of environmental devastation has produced suffocating political and cultural forces that only blunt our responses to it. While the situation is bad we have in too many ways come to accept the deterioration of the planet; Buell challenges the complacency of those who will dismiss the bearers of contemporary environmental warnings as mere "Chicken Littles". [book cover].
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Buell
ISBN: 0415934079 9780415934077 9780415950404 0415950406 9780203484937 0203484932 9786610057528 6610057524
OCLC Number: 50424460
Description: xviii, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Contesting crisis --
1. The politics of denial --
2. Taking crisis seriously --
pt. 2. Elaborating crisis : an introductory caution --
3. Natures in crisis, part 1 : an inventory of the external world --
4. Natures in crisis, part 2 : deepening intimacy --
5. Environmental crisis as a social crisis --
6. Crisis history : from prophecy to risk, from apocalypse to dwelling place --
pt. 3. Imagining crisis --
7. The culture of hyperexuberance --
8. Representing crisis : environmental crisis in popular fiction and film --
9. Taking crisis seriously : environmental crisis and contemporary literature.
Responsibility: Frederick Buell.
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An explanation of the growing number of ecological and social problems critical for the environment, and the impact that growing experience with and understanding of them has had on American  Read more...

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