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The Resource Positive pollutions and cultural toxins : waste and contamination in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures, John Blair Gamber

Positive pollutions and cultural toxins : waste and contamination in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures, John Blair Gamber

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Positive pollutions and cultural toxins : waste and contamination in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures
Title
Positive pollutions and cultural toxins
Title remainder
waste and contamination in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures
Statement of responsibility
John Blair Gamber
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative study, Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins, John Blair Gamber examines urbanity and the results of urban living--traffic, garbage, sewage, waste, and pollution--arguing for a new recognition of all forms of human detritus as part of the natural world and thus for a broadening of our understanding of environmental literature. While much of the discourse surrounding the United States' idealistic and nostalgic views of itself privileges "clean" living (primarily in rural, small-town, and suburban settings), representations of rurality and urbanity by Chicanas/Chicanos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans, on the other hand, complicate such generalization. Gamber widens our understanding of current ecocritical debates by examining texts by such authors as Octavia Butler, Louise Erdrich, Alejandro Morales, Gerald Vizenor, and Karen Tei Yamashita that draw on the physical signs of human corporeality to refigure cities and urbanity as natural. He demonstrates how ethnic American literature reclaims waste objects and waste spaces--likening pollution to miscegenation--as a method to revalue cast-off and marginalized individuals and communities. Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins explores the conjunction of, and the frictions between, twentieth-century U.S. postcolonial studies, race studies, urban studies, and ecocriticism, and works to refigure this portrayal of urban spaces."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
U3G
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Gamber, John Blair
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Postwestern horizons
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  • Pollution in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Pollution in literature
  • Minderheitenliteratur
  • Roman
  • Stadt
  • Umweltverschmutzung
  • USA
Label
Positive pollutions and cultural toxins : waste and contamination in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures, John Blair Gamber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Failing economies and tortured ecologies": Octavia Butler's Parable of the sower and Parable of the talents -- Toxic metropolis: Alejandro Morales's The rag doll plagues -- Ridding the world of waste: Louise Erdich's The antelope wife -- "An eerie liquid elasticity": Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of orange -- "Outcasts and dreamers in the cities": Gerald Vizenor's Dead voices -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn906211532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803244887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613863270
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906211532
Label
Positive pollutions and cultural toxins : waste and contamination in contemporary U.S. ethnic literatures, John Blair Gamber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Failing economies and tortured ecologies": Octavia Butler's Parable of the sower and Parable of the talents -- Toxic metropolis: Alejandro Morales's The rag doll plagues -- Ridding the world of waste: Louise Erdich's The antelope wife -- "An eerie liquid elasticity": Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of orange -- "Outcasts and dreamers in the cities": Gerald Vizenor's Dead voices -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn906211532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803244887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613863270
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906211532

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