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Postcolonial Ecologies : Literatures of the Environment.

Author: Elizabeth DeLoughrey; George B Handley; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first collection to bring environmental issues into a dialogue with postcolonial studies. By examining African, Caribbean, Pacific Island and South Asian literatures and how they depict the relationship between humans and nature, Postcolonial Ecologies makes a compelling argument for a more global approach to thinking through our current environmental crisis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
DeLoughrey, Elizabeth
Postcolonial Ecologies : Literatures of the Environment
Cary : Oxford University Press,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth DeLoughrey; George B Handley; ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN: 9780199742561 0199742561
OCLC Number: 1058385679
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Contributors --
Introduction --
PART I. CULTIVATING PLACE --
1. Cultivating Community: Counterlandscaping in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss --
2. Haiti's Elusive Paradise --
3. Toward a Caribbean Ecopoetics: Derek Walcott's Language of Plants --
PART II. FOREST FICTIONS --
4. Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures --
5. The Postcolonial Ecology of the New World Baroque: Alejo Carpentier's The Lost Steps --
6. Forest Fictions and Ecological Crises: Reading the Politics of Survival in Mahasweta Devi's "Dhowli" --
PART III. THE LIVES OF (NONHUMAN) ANIMALS --
7. Stranger in the Eco-Village: Environmental Time, Race, and Ecologies of Looking --
8. What the Whales Would Tell Us: Cetacean Communication in Novels by Witi Ihimaera, Linda Hogan, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh --
9. Compassion, Commodification, and The Lives of Animals : J. M. Coetzee's Recent Fiction --
10. "Tomorrow There Will Be More of Us": Toxic Postcoloniality in Animal's People --
PART IV. MILITOURISM --
11. Heliotropes: Solar Ecologies and Pacific Radiations --
12. Activating Voice, Body, and Place: Kanaka Maoli and Ma'ohi Writings for Kaho'olawe and Moruroa --
13. "Out of This Great Tragedy Will Come a World Class Tourism Destination": Disaster, Ecology, and Post-Tsunami Tourism Development in Sri Lanka --
14. In Place: Tourism, Cosmopolitan Bioregionalism, and Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness --
Works Cited --
Index --
Notes.

Abstract:

This is the first collection to bring environmental issues into a dialogue with postcolonial studies. By examining African, Caribbean, Pacific Island and South Asian literatures and how they depict the relationship between humans and nature, Postcolonial Ecologies makes a compelling argument for a more global approach to thinking through our current environmental crisis.

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