Sense of Place and Sense of Planet by Ursula K. Heise
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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet
By Ursula K. Heise

Sense of Place and Sense of Planet

The Environmental Imagination of the Global

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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet by Ursula K. Heise

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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet analyzes the relationship between the imagination of the global and the ethical commitment to the local in environmentalist thought and writing from the 1960s to the present. Part One critically examines the emphasis on local identities and communities in North American environmentalism by establishing conceptual connections between environmentalism and ecocriticism, on one hand, and theories of globalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism, on the other. It proposes the concept of "eco-cosmopolitanism" as a shorthand for envisioning these connections and the cultural and aesthetic forms into which they translate. Part Two focuses on conceptualizations of environmental danger and connects environmentalist and ecocritical thought with the interdisciplinary field of risk theory in the social sciences, arguing that environmental justice theory and ecocriticism stand to benefit from closer consideration of the theories of cosmopolitanism that have arisen in this field from the analysis of transnational communities at risk. Both parts of the book combine in-depth theoretical discussion with detailed analyses of novels, poems, films, computer software and installation artworks from the US and abroad that translate new connections between global, national and local forms of awareness into innovative aesthetic forms combining allegory, epic, and views of the planet as a whole with modernist and postmodernist strategies of fragmentation, montage, collage, and zooming.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195335644
ISBN-10: 0195335643
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ursula K. Heise

Ursula K. Heise is Associate Professor of English at Stanford University, where she teaches contemporary literature and literary theory. She specializes in twentieth-century literatures of the Americas and Western Europe, in theories of modernization, postmodernization, and globalization, and in ecocriticism. Her other areas of research and teaching interest include media theory, literature and science, science fiction, animal representations and urban studies.

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