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The Resource Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup

Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup

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Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
Title
Fallen forests
Title remainder
emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
Statement of responsibility
Karen L. Kilcup
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eng
Summary
"In 1844, Lydia Sigourney asserted, "Man's warfare on the trees is terrible." Like Sigourney many American women of her day engaged with such issues as sustainability, resource wars, globalization, voluntary simplicity, Christian ecology, and environmental justice. Illuminating the foundations for contemporary women's environmental writing, Fallen Forests shows how their nineteenth-century predecessors marshaled powerful affective, ethical, and spiritual resources to chastise, educate, and motivate readers to engage in positive social change. Fallen Forests contributes to scholarship in American women's writing, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and feminist rhetoric, expanding the literary, historical, and theoretical grounds for some of today's most pressing environmental debates. Karen L. Kilcup rejects prior critical emphases on sentimentalism to show how women writers have drawn on their literary emotional intelligence to raise readers' consciousness about social and environmental issues. She also critiques ecocriticism's idealizing tendency, which has elided women's complicity in agendas that depart from today's environmental orthodoxies. Unlike previous ecocritical works, Fallen Forests includes marginalized texts by African American, Native American, Mexican American, working-class, and non-Protestant women. Kilcup also enlarges ecocriticism's genre foundations, showing how Cherokee oratory, travel writing, slave narrative, diary, polemic, sketches, novels, poetry, and expose intervene in important environmental debates"--
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Kilcup, Karen L
Dewey number
810.9/9287
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS152
LC item number
K55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Nature conservation in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Nature conservation in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Ecocriticism
  • Umweltschutz
  • USA
Label
Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
  • Grounding the texts : an introduction
  • "We planted, tended, and harvested our corn" : native mothers, resource wars, and conversion narratives
  • "Such progress in civilization" : forest life and mushroom growth, East, West, and South
  • Golden hands : weaving America
  • Gilt-edged or "beautifully unadorned" : fashioning feelings
  • Domestic and national moralities : justice in the West
  • After words : toward common ground
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842262407
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1 online resource (xv, 504 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780820345710
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rdamedia
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40022472316
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illustrations
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  • 892f2b5e-3921-422c-89a7-2798ac222113
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remote
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(OCoLC)842262407
Label
Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) 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
  • Grounding the texts : an introduction
  • "We planted, tended, and harvested our corn" : native mothers, resource wars, and conversion narratives
  • "Such progress in civilization" : forest life and mushroom growth, East, West, and South
  • Golden hands : weaving America
  • Gilt-edged or "beautifully unadorned" : fashioning feelings
  • Domestic and national moralities : justice in the West
  • After words : toward common ground
Control code
842262407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 504 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820345710
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022472316
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt3q41pp
  • 892f2b5e-3921-422c-89a7-2798ac222113
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842262407

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