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.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
19 b/w illus
  • 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)
1554589592 (1554589592)

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Robert Boschman is a professor of English 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). He is the co-founder of Under Western Skies, a biennial and interdisciplinary conference on the environment. Mario Trono is an associate professor of English at Mount Royal University, Calgary. He has presented papers on eco-critical readings of cinema, teaches courses in film studies, and has published articles on topics in contemporary American literature. He is a co-founder of Under Western Skies, a biennial and interdisciplinary conference on the environment.
Re-engineering the Contours of Civilization: Alberta Land Trusts & the Neo-liberalization of Nature; Bum Steer: Adulterant E. coli & the Nature -- Culture Dichotomy; There is no such place as away: Reconciling the Abject in Ecology & Poetry; Visualizing Alberta: Duelling Documentaries & Bituminous Sands; Critical Literacy & Discursive Governance Control(s) in Canadas Oil/Tar Sands; Are the Oil Sands Sublime? Edward Burtynsky & the Vicissitudes of the Sublime; From Railway to Pipeline: The Great Divide as Landscape & Rhetoric; Fostering Environmental Citizenship; Environmental Divide: The Nuclear Power Debate in Alberta & Saskatchewan; Do Corporations Have to Consider Sustainability?; Defending the Wild: Time to Think beyond Legislated Wilderness; Place, Desire, & Maps: Representing Wilderness at the Columbia Icefield; Radical Albertans? Hunting as the Subversion of Heroic Enlightenment; Indigenous Environmental Ethics & the Limits of Cultural Evolutionary Thinking; Bioaesthetics & the American West; Cultivating Longitudinal Knowledge: Alternate Stories for an Alternative Chronopolitics of Climate Change.
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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