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Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley


This book brings ecocritical studies into a dialogue with postcolonial studies. By examining African, Caribbean, Pacific Island, and South Asian literatures and how they depict the relationship between humans and nature, this book makes a compelling argument for a more global approach to thinking through our current environmental crisis. Turning to the contemporary production of postcolonial novelists and poets, this book poses the literary imagination as a crucial to imagining what Eduoard Glissant calls the “aesthetics of the earth.” The book is organized around thematic concerns such as the ... More

Keywords: ecocritical studies, postcolonial studies, environmental crisis, Eduoard Glissant, military, tourist industry, culture, arboriculture, deforestation, animals

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195394429
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth DeLoughrey, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

George B. Handley, editor
Brigham Young University

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Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley

Part I Cultivating Place

Part II Forest Fictions

Part III The Lives of (Nonhuman) Animals

8 What the Whales Would Tell Us

Jonathan Steinwand

Part IV Militourism

11 Heliotropes

Elizabeth DeLoughrey

14 In Place

Byron Caminero-Santangelo

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