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Global ecologies and the environmental humanities : postcolonial approaches

Global ecologies and the environmental humanities : postcolonial approaches

Author: Elizabeth M DeLoughrey; Jill Didur; Anthony Carrigan
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature, 31
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth M DeLoughrey; Jill Didur; Anthony Carrigan
ISBN: 9781138827721 113882772X 9781138235816 1138235814
OCLC Number: 978794666
Description: xv, 391 pages : illustrations, cartes ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Dipesh Chakrabarty --
Introduction: A postcolonial environmental humanities. Part I. The politics of earth: Forests, gardens, plantations. 1. Narrativizing nature: India, empire, and environment / David Arnold --
2. "The Perverse Little People of the Hills:" Unearthing ecology and transculturation in Reginald Farrer's alpine plant hunting / Jill Didur --
3. Bagasse: Caribbean art and the debris of the sugar plantation / Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert --
4. Writing a native garden?: Environmental language and post-Mabo literature in Australia / Susan K. Martin. Part II. Disaster, vulnerability, and resilience. 5. Towards a postcolonial disaster studies / Anthony Carrigan --
6. Nuclear disaster: The Marshall Islands experience and lessons for a post-Fukushima world --
7. Island vulnerability and resilience: Combining knowledges for disaster risk reduction, including climate change adaptation / Ilan Kelman, JC Gaillard, Jessica Mercer, James Lewis, and Anthony Carrigan. Part III. Political ecologies and environmental justice. 8. The edgework of the clerk: Resilience in Arundhati Roy's Walking the the Comrades / Susie O'Brien --
9. Filming the emergence of popular environmentalism in Latin America: Postcolonialism and Buen Vivir / Jorge Marcone --
10. Witnessing the nature of violence: Resource extraction and political ecologies in the contemporary African novel / Byron Caminero-Santangelo. Part IV. Mapping world ecologies. 11. Narrating a global future: Our Common Future and the public hearings of the World Commission on environment and development / Cheryl Lousley --
12. Oil on sugar: Commodity frontiers and peripheral aesthetics / Michael Niblett --
13. Ghost Mountains and Stone Maidens: Ecological imperialism, compound catastrophe, and the Post-Soviet ecogothic / Sharae Deckard. Part V. Terraforming, climate change, and the anthropocene. 14. Terraforming planet earth / Joseph Masco --
15. Climate change, cosmology, and poetry: The case of Derek Walcott's Omeros / George B. Handley --
16. Ordinary futures: Interspecies worldings in the anthropocene / Elizabeth Deloughrey.
Series Title: Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature, 31
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Jill Didur, and Anthony Carrigan.


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