Environment at the Margins

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Environment at the Margins brings literary and environmental studies into a robust interdisciplinary dialogue, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation, and development in Africa and exploring alternative narratives offered by writers a…

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    Om Environment at the Margins

    Environment at the Margins brings literary and environmental studies into a robust interdisciplinary dialogue, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation, and development in Africa and exploring alternative narratives offered by writers and environmental thinkers. The essays bring together scholarship in geography, anthropology, and environmental history with the study of African and colonial literatures and with literary modes of analysis. Contributors analyze writings by colonial administrators and literary authors, as well as by such prominent African activists and writers as Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Mia Couto, Nadine Gordimer, Wangari Maathai, J. M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, and Ben Okri. These postcolonial ecocritical readings focus on dialogue not only among disciplines but also among different visions of African environments. In the process, Environment at the Margins posits the possibility of an ecocriticism that will challenge and move beyond marginalizing, limiting visions of an imaginary Africa. Contributors:Jane CarruthersMara GoldmanAmanda HammarJonathan HighfieldDavid McDermott HughesRoderick P. NeumannRob NixonAnthony VitalLaura Wright

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Teknisk DRM
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2011
    Forlag
    Ohio University Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780821444245
    Sider
    304

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