Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction: A Poetics of Earth (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature)
By: Alice Curry (author)Hardback
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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 environmental crisis and human responsibility.
ALICE CURRY is an Honorary Associate of Macquarie University in Sydney and the Advisor, Children's Literature to the Commonwealth Education Trust in London. With degrees from Oxford University and Macquarie University, she is the author of several academic articles and the editor of A River of Stories: Tales and Poems from Across the Commonwealth, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski.
Series Preface Acknowledgements 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 Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography Works Cited Index
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