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The Resource Black on earth : African American ecoliterary traditions, Kimberly N. Ruffin

Black on earth : African American ecoliterary traditions, Kimberly N. Ruffin

Label
Black on earth : African American ecoliterary traditions
Title
Black on earth
Title remainder
African American ecoliterary traditions
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly N. Ruffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'American environmental literature has relied heavily on the perspectives of European Americans, often ignoring other groups. In Black on Earth, Kimberly Ruffin expands the reach of ecocriticism by analyzing the ecological experiences, conceptions, and desires seen in African American writing. Ruffin identifies a theory of 'ecological burden and beauty' in which African American authors underscore the ecological burdens of living within human hierarchies in the social order just as they explore the ecological beauty of being a part of the natural order. Blacks were ecological agents before the emergence of American nature writing, argues Ruffin, and their perspectives are critical to understanding the full scope of ecological thought. Ruffin examines African American ecological insights from the antebellum era to the twenty-first century, considering WPA slave narratives, neo-slave poetry, novels, essays, and documentary films, by such artists as Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Henry Dumas, Percival Everett, Spike Lee, and Jayne Cortez. Identifying themes of work, slavery, religion, mythology, music, and citizenship, Black on Earth highlights the ways in which African American writers are visionary ecological artists."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruffin, Kimberly N.
Dewey number
810.9/36
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
R84 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Human ecology in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African American philosophy
  • Ecocriticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American philosophy
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
Label
Black on earth : African American ecoliterary traditions, Kimberly N. Ruffin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: message of the trees: recognizing ecological burden and beauty -- "Toil and soil": authorizing work and enslavement -- York, Harriet, and George: writing ecological ancestors -- Animal nature: finding ecotheology -- Bones and water: telling on myth -- "I got the blues" epistemology: thinking a way out of eco-crisis -- Conclusion. After levee disaster: learning from a sinned-against city
Control code
692328920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820337531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q4ntp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692328920
Label
Black on earth : African American ecoliterary traditions, Kimberly N. Ruffin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: message of the trees: recognizing ecological burden and beauty -- "Toil and soil": authorizing work and enslavement -- York, Harriet, and George: writing ecological ancestors -- Animal nature: finding ecotheology -- Bones and water: telling on myth -- "I got the blues" epistemology: thinking a way out of eco-crisis -- Conclusion. After levee disaster: learning from a sinned-against city
Control code
692328920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820337531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q4ntp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692328920

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