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008    100401s2011    nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010    2010013325 
020    9780195394429 (cloth : alk. paper) 
020    0195394429 (cloth : alk. paper) 
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050 00 PR9080.5|b.P68 2011 
082 00 820/.936|222 
245 00 Postcolonial ecologies :|bliteratures of the environment /
       |cedited by Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley 
260    New York :|bOxford University Press,|cc2011 
300    xi, 348 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-336) and index
505 00 |tToward an aesthetics of the Earth --|r1.|tCultivating 
       Place --|tCultivating community :|tcounterlandscaping in 
       Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss /|rJill Didur --
       |tHaiti's elusive paradise /|rLeGrace Benson --|tToward a 
       Caribbean ecopoetics :|tDerek Walcott's language of plants
       /|rElaine Savory --|g2.|tForest Fictions --|tDeforestation
       and the yearning for lost landscapes in Caribbean 
       literatures /|rLizabeth Paravisini-Gebert --|tThe 
       postcolonial ecology of the new world baroque :|tAlejo 
       Carpentier's The Lost Steps /|rGeorge B. Handley --
       |tForest fictions and ecological crises :|treading the 
       politics of survival in Mahasweta Devi's "Dhowli" /
       |rJennifer Wenzel --|g3.|tThe lives of (nonhuman) animals 
       --|tStranger in the eco-village :|tEnvironmental 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 /|rAllison
       Carruth --|t"Tomorrow there will be more of us" :|ttoxic 
       postcoloniality in Animal's People /|rPablo Mukherjee --
       |g4.|tMilitourism --|tHeliotropes : solar ecologies and 
       Pacific radiations /|rElizabeth DeLoughrey --|tActivating 
       voice, body, and place :|tKanaka Maoli and Maohi writings 
       for Kahoolawe and Moruroa /|rDina El Dessouky --|t"Out of 
       this great tragedy will come a world class tourism 
       destination" :|tdisaster, ecology, and a post-tsunami 
       tourism development in Sri Lanka /|rAnthony Carrigan --
       |tIn place : tourism, cosmopolitan bioregionalism, and
       |tZakes Mda's The Heart of Redness /|rByron Caminero-
520    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 Eduoard 
       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
650  0 Commonwealth literature (English)|xHistory and criticism 
650  0 Ecology in literature 
650  0 Human ecology in literature 
650  0 Postcolonialism in literature 
650  0 Ecocriticism 
700 1  DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M.,|d1967- 
700 1  Handley, George B.,|d1964- 
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