The Resource Environmental crisis in young adult fiction : a poetics of earth, Alice Curry

Environmental crisis in young adult fiction : a poetics of earth, Alice Curry

Label
Environmental crisis in young adult fiction : a poetics of earth
Title
Environmental crisis in young adult fiction
Title remainder
a poetics of earth
Statement of responsibility
Alice Curry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering study is the first full-length treatment of feminism and the environment in children's literature. Drawing on the history, philosophy and ethics of ecofeminism, it examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic landscapes in young adult fiction reflect contemporary attitudes towards eco-crisis and human responsibility. Identifying the neoliberal discourses of individualism and self-advancement that 'feminise' categories lying outside the parameters of the adult white male, it explores the ways in which contemporary young adult authors attempt to develop a sustainable ethic of care that can encompass 'feminised' peoples and spatialities, including nonhumans and the environment. With particular reference to the ways in which global processes are mapped onto the local landscape, it advocates a poetics of earth to replace the disengaged planetary consciousness often engendered through crisis. This study lays forth various transformative responses to eco-crisis at a time of escalating global concern over the environment. Discussing a range of contemporary texts and authors, including "The Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins and Meg Rosoff's "How I Live Now", this engaging book offers a significant contribution to children's literature studies
Member of
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
808.8300835
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3443
LC item number
.C87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical Approaches to Children{u2019}s Literature
Label
Environmental crisis in young adult fiction : a poetics of earth, Alice Curry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ecofeminism and Environmental Crisis -- A 'Poetics of Planet': Apocalypse and Our Post-Natural Future -- Ideologies of Advancement: Writing on the Body -- Regimes of Gender Difference: An Ecofeminist Ethic of Care -- Situated Knowledges:Competing Epistemological Frameworks -- A Poetics of Earth: Ecofeminist Spiritualities -- Deep Ecology or Ecofeminism:The Embodied, Embedded Hybrid
Control code
ocn828145418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349444243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137270115
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
631782
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29810334
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828145418
  • pebco113727011X

Library Locations

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