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Ecological consciousness in Australian literature [electronic resource] : outside the limits of environmental crisis / Emily Potter
Bib ID 3792079
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Potter, Emily Claire
 
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Description Magill, S. Aust. : University of South Australia, Hawke Institute, 2005 
Series

Hawke Research Institute working paper series ; no. 29

PANDORA electronic collection

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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Available at: http://www.unisa.edu.au/hawkeinstitute/documents/wp29.pdf 

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Summary

"Scholars in the eco-humanities contend that the greatest impediments to environmental change at a time of ecological crisis are cultural, and yet the fictional stories that circulate in our society are often considered ecologically disengaged. This paper responds to suggestions that contemporary Australian fiction, in particular, is failing to take up these concerns. It suggests that the kind of representations that are familiar in environmental discourse -- of a world condemned to environmental decline and looming catastrophe -- restrict the role of fiction in an environmental ethics. If we look outside this paradigm, however, the possibilities for Australian literature as a site of ecological engagement open up."--abstract on the Institute's website.

Notes

Title from title page of PDF file, viewed on August 2 2005.

Includes bibliographical references.

Electronic document in PDF format.

Reproduction 13 p. 
Subjects Ecology in literature.  |  Australian literature.
Other authors/contributors University of South Australia. Hawke Institute

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