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From the Blue Planet to Google Earth: Environmentalism, Ecocriticism, and the Imagination of the Global

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter traces environmentalist visions of the planet from the 1960s to the present. In the 1960s and 1970s, environmentalist thought combined utopian visions of global ecological connectedness ... More


Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Eileen Crist

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Abundant Earth documents the loss of biodiversity underway and lays out the drivers of this destruction. It goes beyond the litany of causes—a growing population, rising livestock numbers, expanding ... More


The Unifying Mountain

Bernard Debarbieux, Gilles Rudaz, and Martin F. Price

in The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226031118
eISBN:
9780226031255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In the process of the making of building nation-state, numerous mountain ridges have been mobilized as "natural" borders between states. On the opposite, recent initiatives try to shift from this ... More


Teaching Bioregionalism in a Digital Age

Ken Cooper and Elizabeth Argentieri (eds)

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ken Cooper and Elizabeth Argentieri discuss their collaborative project about the Genesee region of Western New York, Open Valley, which invites students not just to think and act locally, but, less ... More


Restoring Abundant Earth

Eileen Crist

in Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

“Restoring Abundant Earth” elaborates on pulling back, involving large-scale protection of land and seas—the best way to save biodiversity. Drawing on Earth system science and ecological writings, ... More


Niccolò Machiavelli: Rethinking Decentralization’s Role in Green Theory

Francisco Seijo

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Francisco Seijo draws on Niccolò Machiavelli to take issue with contemporary greens who argue that radical decentralization – in the form of eco-anarchism or bioregionalism – is most conducive to ... More


The Whole Mind: Brains, Biology, and Bioregion in the Middle Period

George Hart

in Inventing the Language to Tell It: Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254897
eISBN:
9780823261017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254897.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Jeffers’s work of the 1930s, arguing that he developed new narrative modes to accommodate consciousness through comedy rather than tragedy. Although his dominant narrative mode ... More


Animality, Biopolitics, and Umwelt in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide

Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Tsai explores Ghosh’s novel in relation to intersecting histories of both human and nonhuman violence. Set in the tide country of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and India, the novel dramatizes ... More


In Place: Tourism, Cosmopolitan Bioregionalism, and Zakes Mda’s The Heart of Redness

Byron Caminero-Santangelo

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the neocolonial presumption of economic well-being associated with tourism development in South Africa. It offers a reading of Zakes Mda’s novel The Heart of Redness to ... More


Home at Last: The Local Domain and Female Power

Rachel Havrelock

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter employs spatial theory in order to think about female power in representations of the land and state of ancient Israel. By distinguishing among imperial, national, and local scales of ... More


Relocalization for Sustainable Communities: Participatory Ecological Practices and Theoretical Foundations

Frank Fischer

in Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect: Participatory Governance in Sustainable Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199594917
eISBN:
9780191842108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199594917.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Not only does the return to localism make ecological sense on its own terms—given the shortages of energy, food, and many other resources—it also makes sense because small face-to-face groups have ... More


Sustaining Democracy in Hard Times: Participatory Theory for Local Environmental Governance

Frank Fischer

in Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect: Participatory Governance in Sustainable Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199594917
eISBN:
9780191842108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199594917.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This final chapter explores ideas previously taken up and relates them to political theory, democratic deliberative politics in particular. Up to this point, these ideas have been presented as ... More


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