Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from. This text is one of the first introductory guides to the field of literary ecological criticism. It is the ideal handbook for all students new to the disciplines of literature. Ecocriticism has ratings and 31 reviews. Ariya said: I had been dodging around this book for several months, and able to finish it by the end of the.
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Ecocriticism Greg Garrard Limited preview – If you already know about this field, then I would suggest something else. A nice introduction to the topic.
Ecocriticism by Greg Garrard
Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and ecocriiticism environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including:.
May 18, Chris Hall rated it it was amazing. It brings up some interesting points, but overall this is a rather boring book to read. Summary of ecocritical thought; divided in to the following categories: I’m not, in general, a huge fan of Routledge’s New Critical Idiom series.
Selected pages Title Page. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Not that the book provided the modern concepts about environment studies, but specifically focused on literary contexts, which I think, more friendly to my lack of knowledge.
At times it also has a rather pretentious tone Ecocriticism New critical idiom. If gadrard just starting out in this field and you want a book that will summarize ecocriticism, then this is the book for you. The chapter on animals is especially interesting. Jul 29, She Writes rated it really liked it. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces Not a book for the casual reader, this is an academic work.
Feb 21, Anna Hiller rated it it was ok Shelves: Animals touches on the emergent field of animal studies. My one criticism, oddly enough, is that the book offered too many of its own criticisms of differing approaches; only the last few pages were devoted to a positive understanding of Ecocriticism. A really helpful intro into eco-theory, using literary and cultural references to illustrate and analyze its various and often contradictory streams of thought. Greg Garrard’s animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticism and the impact of globalisation, this fully updated second edition also presents a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading in print and online.
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Want to Read saving…. For those interested ecocfiticism a detailed explanation of eco-crit and its varying schools of thought and approaches, Garrard’s Ecocritisism is a must read. References to this book Myth Laurence Coupe No preview available – The next three chapters Pastoral, Wilderness, and Apocalypse trace these key tropes throughout the history of ecocriticism.
Garrard doesn’t go in depth into any certain field and doesn’t really provide any sources that you could check out to learn more about that particular field, either. I am not denying the importance of this book nor the superior style the book is written garard, yet I would resent the ambiguity of book chapters.
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My library Help Advanced Book Search. I haven’t read the book straight through from beginning to end, but among the chapters I have read, the most interesting so far were “Wildness,” “Apocalypse,” and “Dwelling.
But I would recommend this one to anyone interested in this exciting, emergent field.
Ecocrigicism starts by providing a brief account of the various political and philosophical orientations within the broad spectrum of environmentalism. The chapter Dwelling engages the American georgic form and the ecological Indian trope.
Basically, the book is an overview of ecocriticism, and most reviewers recommend it as the first-hand guide for the concerned students. Wilderness and Pastoral are, of course, foundational terms of the field and Garrard manages not only to provide an impressive level of depth with his ecocriticim but add something to ongoing discussions in the field.
Hopefully there are better guides to ecocriticism out there. He includes an interdisciplinary hit parade of scholars and writers whose gartard to ecological thought are unquestioned including Raymond Williams, William Cronon, and Bill McKibben. Even if the gardard is greatly organized, I have found difficulty in recalling what I have learnt from it.
Dec 19, Josh Stride rated it liked it Recommends it for: Apr 30, Steen Ledet rated it really liked it. The metaphysical argument for biocentrism is meant to sustain moral claims about the intrinsic value of the natural world, which will in turn affect our attitudes and behaviour towards nature.