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Climate change, literature, and environmental justice : poetics of dissent and repair / Janet Fiskio.

Author/Creator:
Fiskio, Janet, author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
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Subjects:
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- United States.
Social justice in literature.
Environmentalism in literature.
American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Environmental justice in literature.
Summary:
Placing climate change within the long histories of enslavement, settler colonialism, and resistance, Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice: Poetics of Dissent and Repair examines the connections between climate disruption and white supremacy. Drawing on decolonial and reparative theories, Janet Fiskio focuses on expressive cultures and practices, such as dance, protests, and cooking, in conversation with texts by Kazim Ali, Octavia Butler, Louise Erdrich, Winona LaDuke, Mark Nowak, Simon Ortiz, Jesmyn Ward, and Colson Whitehead. Through an exploration of speculative pasts and futures, practices of dissent and mourning, and everyday inhabitation and social care, Climate Change, Literature, and Environmental Justice illuminates the ways that frontline communities resist environmental racism while protecting and repairing the world.
Contents:
Introduction
"Fear of a black planet" : ecotopia and eugenics in climate narratives
Ghosts and reparations
Mapping and memory
"Bodies tell stories" : mourning and hospitality after Katrina
Round dance and resistance
"Slow insurrection" : dissent, collective voice, and social care
Cannibal spirits and sacred seeds
Epilogue: "Everyday micro-utopias".
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9781108886819 (ebook)
9781108840675 (hardback)
9781108814515 (paperback)
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