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The Resource Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup, (electronic resource)

Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup, (electronic resource)

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Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
Title
Fallen forests
Title remainder
emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924
Statement of responsibility
Karen L. Kilcup
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1844, Lydia Sigourney asserted, "Man's warfare on the trees is terrible." Like Sigourney many American women of her day engaged with such issues as sustainability, resource wars, globalization, voluntary simplicity, Christian ecology, and environmental justice. Illuminating the foundations for contemporary women's environmental writing, Fallen Forests shows how their nineteenth-century predecessors marshaled powerful affective, ethical, and spiritual resources to chastise, educate, and motivate readers to engage in positive social change. Fallen Forests contributes to scholarship in American women's writing, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and feminist rhetoric, expanding the literary, historical, and theoretical grounds for some of today's most pressing environmental debates. Karen L. Kilcup rejects prior critical emphases on sentimentalism to show how women writers have drawn on their literary emotional intelligence to raise readers' consciousness about social and environmental issues. She also critiques ecocriticism's idealizing tendency, which has elided women's complicity in agendas that depart from today's environmental orthodoxies. Unlike previous ecocritical works, Fallen Forests includes marginalized texts by African American, Native American, Mexican American, working-class, and non-Protestant women. Kilcup also enlarges ecocriticism's genre foundations, showing how Cherokee oratory, travel writing, slave narrative, diary, polemic, sketches, novels, poetry, and expose intervene in important environmental debates"--
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Kilcup, Karen L
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810.9/9287
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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  • American literature
  • Environmental protection in literature
  • Nature conservation in literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Nature in literature
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Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Grounding the texts : an introduction
  • "We planted, tended, and harvested our corn" : native mothers, resource wars, and conversion narratives
  • "Such progress in civilization" : forest life and mushroom growth, East, West, and South
  • Golden hands : weaving America
  • Gilt-edged or "beautifully unadorned" : fashioning feelings
  • Domestic and national moralities : justice in the West
  • After words : toward common ground
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ocn842262407
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Extent
1 online resource (xv, 504 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820345710
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842262407
Label
Fallen forests : emotion, embodiment, and ethics in American women's environmental writing, 1781-1924, Karen L. Kilcup, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-485) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Grounding the texts : an introduction
  • "We planted, tended, and harvested our corn" : native mothers, resource wars, and conversion narratives
  • "Such progress in civilization" : forest life and mushroom growth, East, West, and South
  • Golden hands : weaving America
  • Gilt-edged or "beautifully unadorned" : fashioning feelings
  • Domestic and national moralities : justice in the West
  • After words : toward common ground
Control code
ocn842262407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 504 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820345710
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842262407

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