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The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, Literature in America

Dana Phillips


This book surveys trends in environmental thought in the US from the mid-19th century to the present day. Its author's chief interest is in ecocriticism — a new field of inquiry that focuses on environmental literature — and some key premises of which he calls into question. His perspective is, however, interdisciplinary: he considers literary alongside popular, philosophical, sociological, political, and scientific approaches to understanding the natural world, and attempts to weigh the relative strengths and weakness, and identify the biases of each approach. He also addresses a variety of m ... More

Keywords: ecocriticism, ecology, environmental history, environmental literature, interdisciplinary, nature writing, postmodernism, realism, science studies, social construction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137699
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137699.001.0001


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Dana Phillips, author
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