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The Resource American studies, ecocriticism, and citizenship : thinking and acting in the local and global commons, edited by Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin

American studies, ecocriticism, and citizenship : thinking and acting in the local and global commons, edited by Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin

Label
American studies, ecocriticism, and citizenship : thinking and acting in the local and global commons
Title
American studies, ecocriticism, and citizenship
Title remainder
thinking and acting in the local and global commons
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This collection reclaims public intellectuals and scholars important to the foundational work in American Studies that contributed to emerging conceptions of an "ecological citizenship" advocating something other than nationalism or an "exclusionary ethics of place." Co-editors Adamson and Ruffin recover underrecognized field genealogies in American Studies (i.e. the work of early scholars whose scope was transnational and whose activism focused on race, class and gender) and ecocriticism (i.e. the work of movement leaders, activists and scholars concerned with environmental justice whose work predates the 1990s advent of the field). They stress the necessity of a confluence of intellectual traditions, or "interdisciplinarities," in meeting the challenges presented by the "anthropocene," a new era in which human beings have the power to radically endanger the planet or support new approaches to transnational, national and ecological citizenship. Contributors to the collection examine literary, historical, and cultural examples from the 19th century to the 21st. They explore notions of the common--namely, common humanity, common wealth, and common ground--and the relation of these notions to often conflicting definitions of who (or what) can have access to "citizenship" and "rights." The book engages in scholarly ecological analysis via the lens of various human groups--ethnic, racial, gendered, coalitional--that are shaping twenty-first century environmental experience and vision. Read together, the essays included in American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship create a "methodological commons" where environmental justice case studies and interviews with activists and artists living in places as diverse as the U.S., Canada, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Taiwan and the Navajo Nation, can be considered alongside literary and social science analysis that contributes significantly to current debates catalyzed by nuclear meltdowns, oil spills, hurricanes, and climate change, but also by hopes for a common future that will ensure the rights of all beings--human and nonhuman-- to exist, maintain, and regenerate life cycles and evolutionary processes."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.E36
LC item number
A44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adamson, Joni
  • Ruffin, Kimberly N.
Series statement
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature
Series volume
15
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecocriticism
  • Citizenship
  • Ecology in literature
Label
American studies, ecocriticism, and citizenship : thinking and acting in the local and global commons, edited by Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Content type code
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Contents
Foreword / Philip J. Deloria -- Introduction / Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin. -- Section 1. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Citizenship and Belonging. Zora Neale Hurston and the Environmental Ethic of Risk / Susan Scott Parrish ; Haitian Soil for the Citizen's Soul / Karen Salt ; Intimate Cartographies: Defining Navajo Ecological Citizenship through U.S. Mapping, Soil Conservation and Livestock Reduction Programs / Traci Bynne Voyles ; Getting Back to an Imagined Nature: The Mannahatta Project and Environmental Justice / Jeffrey Myers ; The Oil Desert / Michael Ziser ; Japanese Roots in American Soil: National Belonging in David Mas Masumoto's Harvest Son and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's The Legend of Fire Horse Woman / Sarah D. Wald. -- Section II. Border Ecologies. Our Nations and All Our Relations: Environmental Ethics in William S. Yellow Robe Jr.'s The Council / John Gamber ; Preserving the Great White North: Migratory Birds, Italian Immigrants, and the Making of Ecological Citizenship Across the U.S.-Canada Border, 1900-1924 / Ivan Grabovac ; Boundaries of Violence: Water, Gender and Development in Context / Julie Sze ; U.S. Border Ecologies, Environmental Criticism, and Transnational American Studies / Claudia Sadowski-Smith ; Climate Justice and Trans-Pacific Indigenous Feminisms / Hsinya Huang. -- Section III. Ecological Citizenship in Action. Roots of Nativist Environmentalism in America's Eden / Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Naguib Pellow ; Wielding Common Wealth in Washington, D.C. and Eastern Kentucky: Creative Social Practice in Two Marginalized Communities / Kirsten Crase ; "Climate Justice Now! Imagining Grassroots Eco-Cosmopolitanism / Giovanna Di Chiro ; The Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Trailblazing the Commons / Stephanie LeMenager
Control code
778425007
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780415628235
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012032780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)778425007
Label
American studies, ecocriticism, and citizenship : thinking and acting in the local and global commons, edited by Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Philip J. Deloria -- Introduction / Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin. -- Section 1. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Citizenship and Belonging. Zora Neale Hurston and the Environmental Ethic of Risk / Susan Scott Parrish ; Haitian Soil for the Citizen's Soul / Karen Salt ; Intimate Cartographies: Defining Navajo Ecological Citizenship through U.S. Mapping, Soil Conservation and Livestock Reduction Programs / Traci Bynne Voyles ; Getting Back to an Imagined Nature: The Mannahatta Project and Environmental Justice / Jeffrey Myers ; The Oil Desert / Michael Ziser ; Japanese Roots in American Soil: National Belonging in David Mas Masumoto's Harvest Son and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's The Legend of Fire Horse Woman / Sarah D. Wald. -- Section II. Border Ecologies. Our Nations and All Our Relations: Environmental Ethics in William S. Yellow Robe Jr.'s The Council / John Gamber ; Preserving the Great White North: Migratory Birds, Italian Immigrants, and the Making of Ecological Citizenship Across the U.S.-Canada Border, 1900-1924 / Ivan Grabovac ; Boundaries of Violence: Water, Gender and Development in Context / Julie Sze ; U.S. Border Ecologies, Environmental Criticism, and Transnational American Studies / Claudia Sadowski-Smith ; Climate Justice and Trans-Pacific Indigenous Feminisms / Hsinya Huang. -- Section III. Ecological Citizenship in Action. Roots of Nativist Environmentalism in America's Eden / Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Naguib Pellow ; Wielding Common Wealth in Washington, D.C. and Eastern Kentucky: Creative Social Practice in Two Marginalized Communities / Kirsten Crase ; "Climate Justice Now! Imagining Grassroots Eco-Cosmopolitanism / Giovanna Di Chiro ; The Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Trailblazing the Commons / Stephanie LeMenager
Control code
778425007
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780415628235
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012032780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)778425007

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