The Resource Postcolonial ecologies : literatures of the environment, edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley

Postcolonial ecologies : literatures of the environment, edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley

Label
Postcolonial ecologies : literatures of the environment
Title
Postcolonial ecologies
Title remainder
literatures of the environment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a collection of essays that brings ecocritical studies into a dialogue with postcolonial literature, it offers ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific Islands and South Asia. Turning to contemporary works by both well- and little-known postcolonial writers, the diverse contributions highlight the literary imagination as crucial to representing what Edouard Glissant calls the "aesthetics of the earth." The essays are organized around a group of thematic concerns that engage culture and cultivation, arboriculture and deforestation, the lives of animals, and the relationship between the military and the tourist industry. With chapters that address works by J.M. Coetzee, Kiran Desai, Derek Walcott, Alejo Carpentier, Zakes Mda, and many others, the book makes a contribution to rethinking the role of the humanities in addressing global environmental issues. It's features include: The overlooked Caribbean, Latin American, African and South Asian scholars and activists who have contributed to global environmentalism and a sense of place in literary production ; Focuses on an eclectic group of writers from across the globe that includes Coetzee, Zakes Mda, and Derek Walcott ; Demonstrates the postcolonial's long-standing concern with environmentalism
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9080.5
LC item number
.P68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M.
  • Handley, George B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Ecology in literature
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Postkoloniale Literatur
  • Ökologie
  • Postkoloniale Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Ökologie
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
Label
Postcolonial ecologies : literatures of the environment, edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward a Caribbean ecopoetics :
  • Derek Walcott's language of plants
  • Elaine Savory
  • 2.
  • Forest Fictions
  • Deforestation and the yearning for lost landscapes in Caribbean literatures
  • Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
  • The postcolonial ecology of the new world baroque :
  • Alejo Carpentier's The Lost Steps
  • George B. Handley
  • Toward an aesthetics of the Earth --
  • Forest fictions and ecological crises :
  • reading the politics of survival in Mahasweta Devi's "Dhowli"
  • Jennifer Wenzel
  • 3.
  • The lives of (nonhuman) animals
  • Stranger in the eco-village :
  • Environmental time, race, and ecologies of looking / Rob Nixon -- What the whales would tell us: cetacean communication in novels by Witi Ihimaera, Linda Hogan, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh / Jonathan Steinwand -- Compassion, commodification, and The Lives of Animals: J.M. Coetzee's recent fiction
  • Allison Carruth
  • "Tomorrow there will be more of us" :
  • toxic postcoloniality in Animal's People
  • 1.
  • Pablo Mukherjee
  • 4.
  • Militourism
  • Heliotropes : solar ecologies and Pacific radiations
  • Elizabeth DeLoughrey
  • Activating voice, body, and place :
  • Kanaka Maoli and Ma'ohi writings for Kaho'olawe and Moruroa
  • Dina El Dessouky
  • "Out of this great tragedy will come a world class tourism destination" :
  • disaster, ecology, and a post-tsunami tourism development in Sri Lanka
  • Cultivating Place
  • Anthony Carrigan
  • In place : tourism, cosmopolitan bioregionalism, and
  • Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness
  • Byron Caminero-Santangelo
  • Cultivating community :
  • counterlandscaping in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss
  • Jill Didur
  • Haiti's elusive paradise
  • LeGrace Benson
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780195394429
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)598305067
  • (OCoLC)ocn598305067
Label
Postcolonial ecologies : literatures of the environment, edited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Toward a Caribbean ecopoetics :
  • Derek Walcott's language of plants
  • Elaine Savory
  • 2.
  • Forest Fictions
  • Deforestation and the yearning for lost landscapes in Caribbean literatures
  • Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
  • The postcolonial ecology of the new world baroque :
  • Alejo Carpentier's The Lost Steps
  • George B. Handley
  • Toward an aesthetics of the Earth --
  • Forest fictions and ecological crises :
  • reading the politics of survival in Mahasweta Devi's "Dhowli"
  • Jennifer Wenzel
  • 3.
  • The lives of (nonhuman) animals
  • Stranger in the eco-village :
  • Environmental time, race, and ecologies of looking / Rob Nixon -- What the whales would tell us: cetacean communication in novels by Witi Ihimaera, Linda Hogan, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh / Jonathan Steinwand -- Compassion, commodification, and The Lives of Animals: J.M. Coetzee's recent fiction
  • Allison Carruth
  • "Tomorrow there will be more of us" :
  • toxic postcoloniality in Animal's People
  • 1.
  • Pablo Mukherjee
  • 4.
  • Militourism
  • Heliotropes : solar ecologies and Pacific radiations
  • Elizabeth DeLoughrey
  • Activating voice, body, and place :
  • Kanaka Maoli and Ma'ohi writings for Kaho'olawe and Moruroa
  • Dina El Dessouky
  • "Out of this great tragedy will come a world class tourism destination" :
  • disaster, ecology, and a post-tsunami tourism development in Sri Lanka
  • Cultivating Place
  • Anthony Carrigan
  • In place : tourism, cosmopolitan bioregionalism, and
  • Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness
  • Byron Caminero-Santangelo
  • Cultivating community :
  • counterlandscaping in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss
  • Jill Didur
  • Haiti's elusive paradise
  • LeGrace Benson
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 348 pages
Isbn
9780195394429
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010013325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)598305067
  • (OCoLC)ocn598305067

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