literature and the environment exploring social issues through literature

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Literature And The Environment

Author : George Hart
ISBN : 0313321493
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Race And Racism In Literature

Author : Charles E. Wilson
ISBN : 031332820X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes prejudice as a literary theme in a selection of noteworthy works, including discrimination against African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans.

Rachel Carson

Author : Karen F. Stein
ISBN : 9789462090682
Genre : Education
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Karen F. Stein University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA Rachel Carson is the twentieth century’s most significant environmentalist. Her books about the sea blend science and poetry as they invite readers to share her celebration of the ocean’s wonders. Silent Spring, her graphic and compelling exposé of the damage caused by the widespread aerial spraying of persistent organic pesticides such as DDT, opened our eyes to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the ecological systems we inhabit. Carson’s work challenges our belief that science and technology can control the natural world, asks us to recognize our place in the world around us, and inspires us to treat the earth respectfully. She calls us to rekindle our sense of wonder at nature’s power and beauty, and to tread lightly on the earth so that it will continue to sustain us and our descendants. This book guides readers on a journey through Carson’s life and work, considers Carson’s legacies, and points to some of the continuing challenges to sustainability. It provides a listing of resources for reading, learning, or teaching about the environment, about nature writing, and about Carson and the crucial issues she addressed.

The Green Ghost

Author : Chad Weidner
ISBN : 9780809334865
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"So many biographical works exist on the Beat Generation, which are of course important, but scholars tend to neglect the most fascinating aspects of their literary texts. "The Green Ghost" seeks to steer the study of Burroughs and the beats into a new direction entirely by viewing their work through the cultural prism of green cultural studies"--

Labor And Workplace Issues In Literature

Author : Claudia Durst Johnson
ISBN : 031333286X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44. 12 MB
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Chapters examine labor and workplace issues in Hard Times, Life in the Iron Mills, Bartleby the Scrivener, The Grapes of Wrath, and other widely studied literary works.

Bioethics And Medical Issues In Literature

Author : Mahala Yates Stripling
ISBN : 0313320403
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes the literary theme of moral conduct relating to medical conditions in a selection of noteworthy works, and provides a chronology of major events in world literature, medicine, and science from ancient Sumerian times through 2005.

Youth Gangs In Literature

Author : Claudia Durst Johnson
ISBN : 0313327491
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a short history of the many different types of youth gangs, with critical analysis on how they are depicted in various works of literature.

Reading Beyond The Book

Author : Danielle Fuller
ISBN : 9781135080372
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

Fiction And Social Reality

Author : Mariano Longo
ISBN : 9781317135548
Genre : Social Science
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In spite of their differing rhetorics and cognitive strategies, sociology and literature are often concerned with the same objects: social relationships, action, motivation, social constraints and relationships, for example. As such, sociologists have always been fascinated with fictional literature. This book reinvigorates the debate surrounding the utility of fiction as a sociological resource, examining the distinction between the two forms of writing and exploring the views of early sociologists on the suitability of subjecting literary sources to sociological analysis. Engaging with contemporary debates in this field, the author explores the potential sociological use of literary fiction, considering the role of literature as the exemplification of sociological concepts, a non-technical confirmation of theoretical insights, and a form of empirical material used to confirm a set of theoretically oriented assumptions. A fascinating exploration of the means by which the sociological eye can be sharpened by engagement with literary sources, Fiction and Social Reality offers a set of methodological principles according to which literature can be examined sociologically. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and literary studies with interests in research methods and interdisciplinary approaches to scholarly research.

The Environment In Henry David Thoreau S Walden

Author : Gary Wiener
ISBN : 0737746556
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a collection of essays on the environment featured in Thoreau's "Walden," and includes a short introduction to the author and his works.

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