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The Resource Ecology without culture : aesthetics for a toxic world, Christine L. Marran

Ecology without culture : aesthetics for a toxic world, Christine L. Marran

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Ecology without culture : aesthetics for a toxic world
Title
Ecology without culture
Title remainder
aesthetics for a toxic world
Statement of responsibility
Christine L. Marran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cultures have long defined themselves through biological elements to prove their strength and longevity, from cherry blossoms in Japan to amber waves of grain in the United States. In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces the concept of biotropes--material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception--to navigate how and why the material world has proven to be such an effective medium for representing culture. A bold and timely reconsideration of ecocriticism, Ecology without Culture insists on decentering questions of culture to highlight the materiality of poetry, film, and prose fiction. Marran argues that ecocriticism can critique ecological realities more effectively from outside the frame of human exceptionalism. Through discussions of primarily non-Anglophone literature, poetry, and cinema about toxic events in contemporary history-- from the depiction of slow violence in documentary by Tsuchimoto Noriaki to the powerful poetry of Ishimure Michiko--Marran argues that ecocriticism must find a way to engage culture without making the perpetuation of ethnos and anthropos the endgame of ecopolitics. Using the biological foundations and geological time scales of textual worlds to more deeply critique cultural humanism, Marran ultimately contends that the chief stumbling block to ecological thinking is not the image of nature, but the image of culture"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marran, Christine L
Dewey number
809/.9336
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.E36
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Ecology in motion pictures
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecology in literature
  • Ecology in motion pictures
Label
Ecology without culture : aesthetics for a toxic world, Christine L. Marran
Instantiates
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
Control code
982091800
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781517901585
Lccn
2017001739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091800
Label
Ecology without culture : aesthetics for a toxic world, Christine L. Marran
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
Control code
982091800
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781517901585
Lccn
2017001739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091800

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