Release on 2015-04-06 | by Liza Piper,Lisa Szabo-Jones
Cultural Responses to Canadian Environments
Author: Liza Piper,Lisa Szabo-Jones
Pubpsher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Western Canada’s natural environment faces intensifying threats from industrialization in agriculture and resource development, social and cultural complicity in these destructive practices, and most recently the negative effects of global climate change. The complex nature of the problems being addressed calls for productive interdisciplinary solutions. In this book, arts and humanities scholars and literary and visual artists tackle these pressing environmental issues in provocative and transformative ways. Their commitment to environmental causes emerges through the fields of environmental history, environmental and ecocriticism, ecofeminism, ecoart, ecopoetry, and environmental journalism. This indispensable and timely resource constitutes a sustained cross-pollinating conversation across the environmental humanities about forms of representation and activism that enable ecological knowledge and ethical action on behalf of Western Canadian environments, yet have global reach. Among the developments in the contributors’ construction of environmental knowledge are a focus on the power of sentiment in linking people to the fate of nature, and the need to decolonize social and environmental relations and assumptions in the West.
Release on 2005-01-01 | by Dawn Keetley,John Pettegrew
A Documentary History of American Feminism
Author: Dawn Keetley,John Pettegrew
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This final volume in the Public Women, Public Words series focuses on what has come to be called the second wave of American feminism. It traces the resurgence of feminism in the late 1960s, reflects the unprecedented range of women's issues taken up by feminists during the 1970s and beyond, and looks toward a third feminist wave for the new millennium.