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15 black & white halftones, 6 black & white line drawings
Anthony Carrigan, Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey, Jill Didur
Table Of Contents
Foreword by Dipesh Chakrabarty Introduction: A Postcolonial Environmental Humanities Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Jill Didur, and Anthony Carrigan Part I: The Politics of Earth: Forests, Gardens, Plantations 1. Narrativizing Nature: India, Empire, and Environment David Arnold 2. The Perverse Little People of the Hills: Unearthing Ecology and Transculturation in Reginald Farrer's Alpine Plant-Hunting Jill Didur 3. Bagasse: Caribbean Art and the Debris of the Sugar Plantation Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert 4. Writing a Native Garden?: Environmental Language and Post-Mabo Literature in Australia Susan K. Martin Part II: Disaster, Vulnerability, and Resilience 5. Towards a Postcolonial Disaster Studies Anthony Carrigan 6. Nuclear Disaster: The Marshall Islands Experience and Lessons for a Post-Fukushima World Barbara Rose Johnston 7. Island Vulnerability and Resilience: Combining Knowledges for Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation Ilan Kelman, J.C. Gaillard, Jessica Mercer, James Lewis, and Anthony Carrigan Part III: Political Ecologies and Environmental Justice 8. The Edgework of the Clerk: Resilience in Arundhati Roy's Walking With the Comrades Susie O'Brien 9. Filming the Emergence of Popular Environmentalism in Latin America: Postcolonialism and Buen Vivir Jorge Marcone 10. Witnessing the Nature of Violence: Resource Extraction and Political Ecologies in the Contemporary African Novel Byron Caminero-Santangelo Part IV: Mapping World Ecologies 11. Narrating a Global Future: Our Common Future and the Public Hearings of the World Commission on Environment and Development Cheryl Lousley 12. Oil on Sugar: Commodity Frontiers and Peripheral Aesthetics Michael Niblett 13. Ghost Mountains and Stone Maidens: Ecological Imperialism, Compound Catastrophe, and the Post-Soviet Ecogothic Sharae Deckard Part V: Terraforming, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene 14. Terraforming Planet Earth Joseph Masco 15. Climate Change, Cosmology, and Poetry: The Case of Derek Walcott's Omeros George B. Handley 16. Ordinary Futures: Interspecies Worldings in the Anthropocene Elizabeth DeLoughrey
Elizabeth DeLoughrey is an Associate Professor in English and at the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment (2005), and Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (2007) and completing a book about climate change, empire, and the literary and visual arts. Jill Didur is an Associate Professor in English at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Unsettling Partition: Literature, Gender, Memory (2006), co-editor of special issues of Cultural Critique on Critical Posthumanism (2003) and Cultural Studies on Revisiting the Subaltern in the New Empire (2003), and completing a book about imperialism, gardening, and the environment in postcolonial literature. Anthony Carrigan is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment (Routledge, 2011), and is a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat.