Download e-book for kindle: Environmental Justice in Contemporary US Narratives: by Yanoula Athanassakis

By Yanoula Athanassakis

Environmental Justice in modern US Narratives examines post-1929 US inventive interrogations of environmental disruption. Tracing topics of pollutants, marine lifestyles, and agricultural construction within the paintings of a few traditionally major writers together with John Steinbeck, Ruth Ozeki, and Cherríe Moraga, this publication outlines a sequence of incisive dialogues on transnational flows of capital and environmental justice. Texts starting from The Grapes of Wrath (1939) to Body Toxic (2001) signify the physique as susceptible to a number of environmental dangers. They determine "natural failures" not only as environmental dangers and catastrophes, but additionally as occasions intertwined with socioeconomic issues.


With cautious textual research, Athanassakis exhibits how 20th- and twenty-first-century US writers have sought to reconsider conventional understandings of ways the man or woman pertains to ecological phenomena. Their paintings, and this learn, supply new modes of inventive engagement with environmental degradation – engagement that's proactive, ambivalent, and even playful.


This booklet contributes to very important discussions in regards to the significance of literature for social justice activities, meals experiences, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities. The middle argument of the publication is that artistically innovative narratives of environmental disturbance might help people take care of ostensibly uncontrollable, drastic planetary changes.

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