Ecoambiguity Community and Development

In various ways, these stories of community and development from across the planet converge and diverge, as told and explained by distinguished scholars, many of whom come from the cultures represented in these articles.

Ecoambiguity  Community  and Development

Ecoambiguity Community and Development

Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development takes stock of cultural and environmental contexts in many different regions of the world by exploring literature and film. Artists and scholars working in the social ecology, environmental justice, and postcolonial arenas have long recognized that as soon as we tug on a thread of “ecodegradation,” we generally find it linked to some form of cultural oppression. The reverse is also often true. In the spirit of postcolonial ecocriticism, the studies collected by Scott Slovic, R. Swarnalatha, and Vidya Sarveswaran emphasize the impossibility of disentangling environmental and cultural problems. While not all the authors explicitly invoke Karen Thornber’s term “ecoambiguity” or the concepts and terminology of postcolonial ecocriticism, their articles frequently bring to light various ironies. For example, the fact that Ukrainian environmental experience in the twenty-first century is defined by one of the world’s most infamous industrial disasters, the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986, yet Ukrainian culture, like many throughout the world, actually cherishes a profound, even animistic, attachment to the wonders of nature. The repetition of this and other paradoxes in human cultural responses to the more-than-human world reinforces our sense of the congruities and idiosyncrasies of human culture. Every human culture, regardless of its condition of economic and industrial development, has produced its own version of “environmental literature and art”—but the nuances of this work reflect that culture’s precise social and geophysical circumstances. In various ways, these stories of community and development from across the planet converge and diverge, as told and explained by distinguished scholars, many of whom come from the cultures represented in these articles.

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Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Scott Slovic, Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Vidya Sarveswaran
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-19 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development takes stock of cultural and environmental contexts in many different regions of the world by exploring literature and film. Artists and scholars working in the social ecology, environmental justice, and postcolonial arenas have long recognized that as soon as we tug on a thread of “ecodegradation,”
Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Krishanu Maiti, Soumyadeep Chakraborty
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-31 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Global Perspectives on Eco-Aesthetics and Eco-Ethics: A Green Critique focuses on the interface of the Anthropocene, sustainability, ecological aesthetics, multispecies relationality, and the environment as reflected in literature and culture. This book examines how writers have addressed ecological crises and environmental challenges that transcend national, cultural, political, social, and linguistic
Asian American Literature and the Environment
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, Bella Adams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-24 - Publisher: Routledge

This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies. This collection demonstrates the distinctiveness of Asian
Ecocriticism of the Global South
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Scott Slovic, Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Vidya Sarveswaran
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-24 - Publisher: Lexington Books

The vast majority of existing ecocritical studies, even those which espouse the “postcolonial ecocritical” perspective, operate within a first-world sensibility, speaking on behalf of subalternized human communities and degraded landscapes without actually eliciting the voices of the impacted communities. Ecocriticism of the Global South seeks to allow scholars from (or
Ecocriticism in Taiwan
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Chia-ju Chang, Scott Slovic
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Ecocriticism is a mode of interdisciplinary critical inquiry into the relationship between cultural production, society, and the environment. The field advocates for the more-than-human realm as well as for underprivileged human and non-human groups and their perspectives. Taiwan is one of the earliest centers for promoting ecocriticism outside the West

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