Found in Alberta

Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene
 
 
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 22. Oktober 2014
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 398 Seiten
978-1-55458-959-3 (ISBN)
 
Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene is a collection of essays about the natural environment in a province rich in natural resources and aggressive in development goals. This is a casebook on Alberta from which emerges a far wider set of implications for North America and for the biosphere in general. The writers come from an array of disciplinary backgrounds within the environmental humanities. The essays examine the oil/tar sands, climate change, provincial government policy, food production, industry practices, legal frameworks, wilderness spaces, hunting, Indigenous perspectives, and nuclear power. Contributions from an ecocritical perspective provide insight into environmentally themed poetry, photography, and biography. Since the actions of Alberta's industries and government are currently at the heart of a global environmental debate, this collection is valuable to those wishing to understand the natural and commercial forces in play. The editors present an introductory argument that frames these interests inside a call for a rethinking of our assumptions about the natural world and our place within it.
 
Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene is a collection of essays about the natural environment in a province rich in natural resources and aggressive in development goals. This is a casebook on Alberta from which emerges a far wider set of implications for North America and for the biosphere in general. The writers come from an array of disciplinary backgrounds within the environmental humanities. The essays examine the oil/tar sands, climate change, provincial government policy, food production, industry practices, legal frameworks, wilderness spaces, hunting, Indigenous perspectives, and nuclear power. Contributions from an ecocritical perspective provide insight into environmentally themed poetry, photography, and biography. Since the actions of Alberta's industries and government are currently at the heart of a global environmental debate, this collection is valuable to those wishing to understand the natural and commercial forces in play. The editors present an introductory argument that frames these interests inside a call for a rethinking of our assumptions about the natural world and our place within it.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
19
  • Höhe: 228 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 572 gr
978-1-55458-959-3 (9781554589593)
1-55458-959-2 (1554589592)

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Robert Boschman is a professor of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He is the author of In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop, and Amy Clampitt (2009) and co-editor with Mario Trono of Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene (WLU Press, 2014). Mario Trono studies visual cultures from an environmental perspective. He co-edited (with Robert Boschman) Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene (2014). Mario was a co-founder of Under Western Skies, a biennial, interdisciplinary conference on the environment and teaches at Mount Royal University.
Robert Boschman is a professor of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He is the author of In the Way of Nature: Ecology and Westward Expansion in the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Bishop, and Amy Clampitt (2009) and co-editor with Mario Trono of Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene (WLU Press, 2014). Mario Trono studies visual cultures from an environmental perspective. He co-edited (with Robert Boschman) Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene (2014). Mario was a co-founder of Under Western Skies, a biennial, interdisciplinary conference on the environment and teaches at Mount Royal University.
Table of Contents for Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene , edited by Robert Boschman and Mario Trono List of Maps, Figures, and Tables Foreword | Maude Barlow Introduction: Alberta and the Anthropocene | Mario Trono and Robert Boschman I: Found in Alberta 1. Re-engineering the Contours of Civilization: Alberta Land Trusts and the Neoliberalization of Nature | Lorelei Hanson 2. Bum Steer: Adulterant E. coli and the NatureaCulture Dichotomy | Robert Boschman 3. "There Is No Such Place as Away": Reconciling the Abject in Ecology and Poetry | Harry Vandervlist II: Bituminous Sands 4. Visualizing Alberta: Duelling Documentaries and Bituminous Sands | Geo Takach 5. Critical Literacy and Discursive Governance Control(s) in Canada's Oil/Tar Sands | Conny Davidsen 6. Are the Oil Sands Sublime? Edward Burtynsky and the Vicissitudes of the Sublime | T.R. Kover 7. From Railway to Pipeline: The Great Divide as Landscape and Rhetoric | Sean Atkins III: Policy and Legal Perspectives 8. Fostering Environmental Citizenship | Mishka Lysack, Ben Thibault, and Greg Powell 9. Environmental Divide: The Nuclear Power Debate in Alberta and Saskatchewan | Duane Bratt 10. Do Corporations Have to Consider Sustainability? | Jeffrey Bone IV: Wilderness 11. Defending the Wild: Time to Think beyond Legislated Wilderness | Shaun Fluker 12. Place, Desire, and Maps: Representing Wilderness at the Columbia Icefield | Benedict Fullalove 13. Radical Albertans? Hunting as the Subversion of Heroic Enlightenment | Nathan Kowalsky V: Shared Horizons 14. Indigenous Environmental Ethics and the Limits of Cultural Evolutionary Thinking | Sam McKegney 15. Bioaesthetics and the American West | Curt Whitaker 16. Cultivating Longitudinal Knowledge: Alternate Stories for an Alternative Chronopolitics of Climate Change | Anita Girvan Contributors Index
One of the collection's most valuable elements ... is that it refuses to reduce Alberta's relationship with the Anthropocene to oil and gas extraction.... Collectively, Found in Alberta's essays ... offer an arguably more holistic overview that includes industrial and hunting food cultures, shifting concepts of wilderness, trans-Canadian narratives of nationhood, and the legal protection extended to certain economies, values, and aesthetics.--L. Camille Van Der Marel "The Goose "
 
One of the collection's most valuable elements ... is that it refuses to reduce Alberta's relationship with the Anthropocene to oil and gas extraction.... Collectively, Found in Alberta's essays ... offer an arguably more holistic overview that includes industrial and hunting food cultures, shifting concepts of wilderness, trans-Canadian narratives of nationhood, and the legal protection extended to certain economies, values, and aesthetics.--L. Camille Van Der Marel "The Goose "

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