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978-1-4985-1483-5 • Hardback • August 2015 • $102.00 • (£78.00)
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Patrick D. Murphy is professor and chair of the Department of English at the University of Central Florida.
Introduction: Continuing the Transversal Ecocritical Praxis Project
Chapter One: The Question of Aesthetic Praxis: If Literature and Art are Propaganda, What is Ecocritical Analysis?
Chapter Two: Back to Concerns about the Future: Susan Fenimore Cooper and Rural Hours
Chapter Three: Pessimism, Optimism, Human Inertia and Anthropogenic Climate Change
Chapter Four: Directing the Weather, Producing the Climate
Chapter Five: Buying Agriculture, Selling Starvation and the Failure of Business-as-usual in a Dystopic Future
Chapter Six: Viewing the Far Fields through an Ecofeminist Subsistence Perspective in an Age of Land Grabs
Chapter Seven: From Consumables to Sustenance through an Ecofeminist Sufficiency Reorientation
Chapter Eight: Listening for a Way out Through a Deep Yearning for a Resounding Relationship
Chapter Nine: The Role of Women and Gender Equality in Creating Ecotopia
Afterword: Directions for Future Research
Appendix: Framing the Subject: An Interview by the editors of Frame
Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis offers some glimpses of new routes or questions for study, as well as a sizeable range of texts to expand the bibliography of ecocriticism… Murphy makes a strong theoretical case that ecocriticism should take a ranging and self-consciously diversity of approaches.
— Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism