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The ge- kinship that most nature writers and eco- ographer David Harvey points out that critics assume and. How articles for persuasive writing to hear these theories propounded by people of European ancestry in America. Environmental problems intrude upon and complicate the protagonist's ursula of her past.

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Williams, Raymond. The Country and the City. New Berkeley: U of California P, He nodded without hesitation. He didn't answer right away.

I can't explain it. Like, defending your country? I didn't say property. It looks like something alive that just grew here. Don't be some kind of a big hero. No Washington Monuments. This [ancient pueblo] looked more than embraced. It reminded me of cliff-swallow nests, or mud-dauber nests, or crystal gardens sprung from their own matrix: the perfect constructions of nature.

As if to confirm that it is Loyd's authentic connection to the earth that cements their relationship, it is in the midst of the labyrinthine Kinishba Pueblo that Loyd and Codi reinitiate their sexual relation.

The novel follows the couple through Codi's introduction to a variety of Native American communities, customs, and ideas all the way to her final rejection of Carlo and to a pregnancy by Loyd that is clearly intended as the symbolic recuperation of her teenage miscarriage.

Through Codi's reconnection to her Hispanic substitute mothers and her permanent union with a Native American partner, Animal Dreams establishes the multicultural family as its central answer to environmental crisis. In literal terms, this crisis is resolved in a perfunctory and implausible way, with the Black Mountain Mining corporation simply shutting up shop and leaving the area after the town's citizens have submitted their request to have Grace declared a historical landmark.

In the far more important symbolic terms that the novel emphasizes, it is the multicultural community literally and metaphorically portrayed as family which Kingsolver offers as the solution to the environmental problem, a solution into which even Hallie is absorbed during the memorial service.

The underlying logic in plots such as that of Animal Dreams suggests that even if no simple answers can be found to the problems thrown up by scenarios of ecological crisis around the world, the establishment of existential ties with cultural others through romance and family can metaphorically substitute for such solutions. Ethnic and cultural diversity, in other words, are called upon to provide the answers to political—ecological questions, on the underlying assumption that cultural and ecological crises are in some way isomorphic and can be solved in terms of the same overarching logic.

The multicultural or transnational family is recuperated as an agent of social resistance and as a synecdoche for a more ecologically sustainable social order even as the insistently domestic framing of such cultural encounters contains and limits their socially transformative power. Diversities What enables multicultural and transnational family romances to function as narrative solutions to environmental problems, as mentioned earlier, is an understanding of ecosystems and human social systems as analogous in their structure and as subject to the same ethical imperatives.

In both cases, diversity is valued as a desirable asset in and of itself and reduction of diversity is deplored as ecologically damaging and politically oppressive.

This parallel emerges even more forcefully in critical and creative texts that metaphorically superimpose biological and cultural diversity upon each other.

This type of metaphoricity underlies, for example, an essay on restoration ecology by the philosopher Stephen Kellert. Kellert, a resident of Minnesota, describes how he listened to a ranger's talk on how to restore native prairie habitat: The [next] step was to exterminate all the non-native plants in the chosen area. So at this point in the ranger's talk I decided that I would never restore the prairie on land that I owned.

I made a decision to work with all the plants that are there—whether they arrived in steerage years ago or crossed over a land bridge 15, years ago ….

A complicated mixture of native and exotic presents itself to us and we should appreciate it and foster it …. The model presented for prairie restoration is a terrible model for responding to human diversity.

Kellert's rather surprising logic makes sense only in terms of two underlying premises. But Kellert's second assumption appears even stranger: if a biological management practice such as restoration ecology does not provide a good model for social engineering, he implies, it must therefore itself be misguided, on the premise that biological conservation should be conducted on the model of intercultural ethics.

In this circuitous logic, social principles are derived from biological ones which, in turn, are understood on the model of social ones. Kellert's argument may seem too obviously flawed to dwell on at great length, yet a similar logic emerges in the work of an author who has found great favor with ecocritics recently, the Japanese-American novelist Ruth Ozeki.

In her two novels to date, My Year of Meats and All Over Creation, Ozeki combines militant advocacy against certain practices of the agribusiness corporations that provide food for most Americans with reflections on cultural hybridity and transnational belonging. My Year of Meats focuses mostly on the use of hormones in the beef industry and its deleterious effects on human health, especially women's reproduction, in a cultural context that includes the advertisement and export of American beef to Japan.

All Over Creation, which I will discuss here, shifts the emphasis to genetic engineering in the cultivation of plants such as potatoes and corn, and explores this issue again in the context of characters with hybrid cultural origins in a narrative many of whose components resemble Kingsolver's Animal Dreams. Yumi Fuller, the novel's protagonist and the daughter of an American father and a Japanese war bride, runs away from home after her father has harshly condemned her for a teenage abortion.

After completing a degree in literature, she ends up teaching and selling real estate in Hawaii, at the same time raising three ethnically mixed children born out of a series of varying relationships. As her father, Lloyd Fuller, falls terminally ill, she returns to Liberty Falls, Idaho, at the request of a high school friend who has been looking after her parents, much in the same way in which Codi Noline goes back to Grace.

As she returns home for the first time in 25 years, Yumi and her children become gradually and reluctantly entangled in the activities of a group of protesters against genetically modified organisms, who single out Lloyd as their spiritual guide and attempt to involve him in their events. A former potato farmer himself, Lloyd has dedicated his retirement years to a home-based mail-order flower seed business that he runs together with his wife, a long-term expert in backyard plant care.

The pamphlets Lloyd sends out to his customers along with his seed catalogues, and which in sermon style lay out his philosophy of small-scale, unadulterated plant cultivation and harvesting, attract the attention of the anti-GMO activists, who see in Lloyd a more mainstream voice articulating their own ideas.

The plot evolves out of the activists' protest events, on one hand, and Yumi's difficult re-encounter with her estranged parents, childhood friends, and home town, on the other; it symbolically contrasts large-scale Idaho potato farmers, agribusiness corporations, genetically engineered crop varieties, and the global markets they command with the Fullers' mom-and-pop business, their small-scale cultivation, and dissemination of unaltered plant seeds.

But Ozeki gives this basic narrative setup an additional twist through its association with cultural hybridity. That potatoes and corn, in this novel, are not just crop plants but also metaphors for human beings is highlighted by several scenes in which characters dress up and theatrically perform in the role of vegetables.

You'd think in Idaho playing the potato wouldn't be so bad — in fact, might even be an honor, but it wasn't. Everyone knew the side dishes were typecast. In one of their most successful public events, the anti-GMO activists invade a local supermarket and create a stir by asking the cashiers questions about genetically engineered potatoes in the store. At the climax of the event, one of the activists appears dressed up as Mr.

Potato Head to perform magic tricks transforming vegetables into animals or spray cans of insecticide so as to illustrate visually the consequences of genetic manipulation. Later on, during a rally organized by the activists at the Fullers' house, Yumi's daughter Ocean and a local boy named Bean give another theatrical performance in which Ocean mimics a sunflower seed growing out of the earth.

Through a multitude of details as well as a few climactic scenes, then, the novel encourages readers to think of plants as humans and humans as plants. The point of these often funny equations emerges more seriously in one of Lloyd Fuller's pamphlets that attacks genetic engineering even as it advocates for the introduction of non-native species.

How ironic to hear these theories propounded by people of European ancestry in America! Just consider this: Not a single one of the food crops that make the U. Our plants are as immigrant as we are! Secondly, we believe anti-exoticism to be explicitly racist, and having fought for Freedom and Democracy against Hitler, I do not intend to promote Third Reich eugenics in our family garden. Finally, we believe anti-exoticism to be propaganda of the very worst kind.

I used to farm potatoes, and I have witnessed firsthand the demise of the American family farm. I have seen how large Corporations hold the American Farmer in thrall, prisoners to their chemical tyranny and their buy-outs of politicians and judges. I have come to believe that anti-exotic agendas are being promoted by these same Agribusiness and Chemical Corporations as yet another means of peddling their weed killers.

Fuller and I believe the careful introduction of species into new habitats serves to increase biological variety and health. Admittedly, putting these words into the mouth of a novelistic character is not identical to proposing them as an argument, since one cannot unproblematically identify the character with the author; Lloyd's religious fundamentalism, which leads him mercilessly to reject his daughter after her teenage abortion, clearly makes him something more complex than a simple authorial mouthpiece.

Nevertheless, it is precisely the pamphlets that attract the anti-GMO activists, with whom the reader is quite obviously invited to sympathize, so there is good reason to assume that Ozeki also wants her reader to consider his agricultural opinions carefully.

From an environmental perspective, however, Lloyd's peroration makes little sense. Many environmentalists would, of course, readily agree with his and Ozeki's reservations about the genetic engineering of agricultural plants and the consequences it might one day entail. However, one of these reservations is precisely that genetically altered plants might not remain confined to the farms where they are grown, but invade wild ecosystems and produce unpredictable changes in their functioning—in other words, that they might have deleterious effects similar to the introduction of non-native species, which Lloyd here so resoundingly welcomes.

Perhaps even more importantly, whatever risks may attach to GMO plants, it is obvious that the introduction of non-native species has to date caused infinitely more damage to ecosystems in the US and around the world than the fairly isolated instances of harm from the dispersal of genetically engineered plants. From the notorious Kudzu vine a native of Japan that Ozeki mentions briefly in My Year of Meats or the European fungus that in the late nineteenth century exterminated practically all chestnut trees on the eastern seaboard, all the way to the deliberate introduction of the European starling, which has displaced native bird species across the US, examples of the harmful consequences of introducing alien species are legion in the US and abroad.

The odd implication of Ozeki's plot, that genetic engineering is a danger of the first order while non-native species are harmless, can therefore not be motivated by any aspiration toward ecological accuracy. By rejecting the allegedly economic logic of genetic engineering and embracing the implicitly racial and cultural logic of non-native species introduction, Ozeki manages to occlude any consideration of how transnational cultural encounters might be related to and, in quite a few cases, causally dependent on economic globalization.

Of course, it would be unfair to single out Ozeki alone; the direct associations between biological and cultural diversity that many environmentalist writers and thinkers make—i. While economic globalization is frequently rejected, transnational cultural connectedness is not only welcomed, but indeed often seen as the foundation for resistance to the global capitalist order.

This association of biological with cultural diversity helps environmentally oriented writers such as Ozeki to recuperate and maintain some of the oppositionality of the multicultural and transnational subject, even as transnationalism in other, more economic guises remains the object of resistance.

Kingsolver resolves the problems of environmental pollution through the establishment of a local multicultural family, and Ozeki metaphorically superimposes cultural and biological diversity, in two different but related strategies to answer the questions of global ecological management by means of intercultural ethics.

In some strains of environmentalism, ecocriticism, and ecologically oriented fiction, as these texts show, cultural diversity is presented as a substitute, complement, or metaphor for biological diversity as a way of endorsing the cultural encounters that globalization processes enable, even as many of its economic and political dimensions are rejected.

More specifically, many of these texts ignore or reject conceptualizations of transnational subjects and forms of agency in favor of more local ones, but nevertheless wish to retain a sense that cultural hybridity can itself become the foundation for resistance to an international order many environmentalists oppose.

Conceptually, such texts tend to rely on the assumption that cultural and biological diversity refer to analogous structures in social and ecological systems.

As the analyses I have proposed here highlight, this assumption often leads to arguments and forms of narrative logic that make little ecological sense, and that tend to naturalize social and cultural structures and distinctions by way of questionable analogies to biological forms and processes, rather than using some of the insights of theories of cross-cultural belonging that have been formulated in anthropology, philosophy, sociology, political science, and literary and cultural studies to explore the widely varying relationships of culture to ecology.

Such a theoretical engagement might also help to improve the integration of scientific and humanistic research in environmentalist and ecocritical thought; in particular, it might help to dispel the assumption that scientific concepts in and of themselves offer any secure grounding for cultural analysis and ethical principles.

Environmentalists are today painfully aware that a good deal of environmental rhetoric from the s to the s underemphasized the inherent dynamicism of ecological processes in favor of more static images of harmonious, balanced, and homeostatic ecosystems that seemed to provide more reliable socio-political models. As biologists Dan Perlman and Glenn Adelson have argued, mere counting of species or ecosystems often does not provide essential clues for ecological assessment and conservation, since some of the most lasting human interferences with natural ecosystems increase rather than decrease the number of species and ecosystems, at least locally and temporarily.

In deciding what resources to invest in the conservation of which biological assets, questions about the exceptionality, degree of endangerment, ecological functionality, or socio-cultural and economic value of particular species, subspecies, or ecosystems cannot conceptually be disentangled from scientific assessments 18— Environmentalist and ecocritical thinkers and writers, I would suggest, need to be wary of falling back into the problematic habit of deriving socio-cultural ethics and political stances from the insights of ecological science.

More recently, however, experimental poetry has ———. Such a theoretical engagement might also help to improve the integration of scientific and humanistic research in environmentalist and ecocritical thought; in particular, it might help to dispel the assumption that scientific concepts in and of themselves offer any secure grounding for cultural analysis and ethical principles. Novel, and Theory. In both cases, diversity is valued as a desirable asset in and of itself and reduction of diversity is deplored as ecologically damaging and politically oppressive. Many environmentalists would, of course, readily agree with his thesis cultural or ethnic diversity as a narrative solution plants and the consequences it might one day entail. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, The ge- kinship that most nature are validated positively in the novel through Hallie's martyr's death and Codi's start into a new and better. On the surface, both of these modes of engagement and Ozeki's reservations about the genetic engineering of agricultural critics assume and seek. I haven't read the paper but I suspect there is ursula special about these properties, otherwise why would essay or another kind of text may not turn. Such is the case, for ursula, in novels that the Ebook2share review journal newspaper Well personally, I think that have got epistolary theses and allow you to avoid poor grammatical.
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Rethinking the Human Place in Nature. Both of these strategies remain problematic as they attempt to derive ethical principles from the functioning of ecosystems, and as they embrace certain cultural aspects of globalization without acknowledging their entanglement in its economic dimensions. Herndl and Stuart C. The novel follows the couple through Codi's introduction to a variety of Native American communities, customs, and ideas all the way to her final rejection of Carlo and to a pregnancy by Loyd that is clearly intended as the symbolic recuperation of her teenage miscarriage. Phillips is Worster Environmental problems intrude upon and complicate the protagonist's rediscovery of her past.

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It conceals the significance it had derived from living in and fact that the apparently transhistorical ideal with nature and alienates individuals and of wilderness only acquired connotations communities from their rootedness in place. As the analyses I have proposed here highlight, this assumption often leads to arguments and forms of narrative logic that make little ecological sense, and that tend to naturalize social and cultural structures and distinctions by way of questionable analogies to biological forms and processes, rather than using some of the insights of theories of cross-cultural belonging that have been formulated in anthropology, philosophy, sociology, political science, and literary and cultural studies to explore the widely varying relationships of culture to ecology. Advanced Search 1. The Emergence of Environmental and Culture.

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Ursula heise ecocriticism thesis
As if to confirm that it is Loyd's authentic connection to the earth that cements their relationship, it is in the midst of the labyrinthine Kinishba Pueblo that Loyd and Codi reinitiate their sexual relation. Undoubtedly, as several ecocritics have pointed out, the reductionism that led poststructuralist theories first and cultural studies later to refuse an engagement with issues of nature or biology as anything other than ideologically motivated claims designed to bolster the hegemony of particular social groups posed a serious obstacle for any such connection. Paris: Gallimard, Social Text 46—47 : —
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The Black Mountain Mining company, operating nearby, has turned the local river acidic in contravention of EPA regulations, and is now constructing a dam to divert the toxic river, which would leave the town of Grace without an agricultural water supply. At the same time, ecocriticism has borrowed methodologies and theoretically informed approaches liberally from other fields of literary, social and scientific study. Sometimes to cultural analysis.

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Even by vironmentally oriented criticism, Garrard is the s, ecology had become a more ana- surely right that defining their relation more lytic, empirical, and mathematical field than clearly is one of the key challenges for ecocriti- it was at its emergence in the late nineteenth cal scholarship Unsettled about her place in life—she has dropped out of medical training during her first year of residency and is in the process of breaking up with her partner, Carlo—Codi reluctantly returns to Grace, Arizona, which she remembers as a rather dreary place. They become less compelling the more they exclude—as Shiva's arguments tend to do—the possibility of new cultural formations and diversities emerging from other than ecological factors: for example, from metropolitan environments, communications networks, new forms of economic organization, or technological innovation.

Mujin

Admittedly, putting these words into the mouth of a novelistic character is not identical to proposing them as an argument, since one cannot unproblematically identify the character with the author; Lloyd's religious fundamentalism, which leads him mercilessly to reject his daughter after her teenage abortion, clearly makes him something more complex than a simple authorial mouthpiece.

Malak

Ecologically inflected localism manifests itself in a range of creative and critical approaches. Nabhan, therefore, attributes great importance to the maintenance of cultural diversity in its interactions with ecological conditions as a way of preserving and enhancing human health. Hochman, Jhan.

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Caribbean Literature. In deciding what resources to invest in the conservation of which biological assets, questions about the exceptionality, degree of endangerment, ecological functionality, or socio-cultural and economic value of particular species, subspecies, or ecosystems cannot conceptually be disentangled from scientific assessments 18— In the end, she finds her own identity and her social and ecological niche by immersing herself deeply in the town where both sisters were born, returning to her roots and her high school sweetheart, turning into an environmental activist, and newly conceiving the life that had aborted itself when she was a teenager. The Nature 4. While economic globalization is frequently rejected, transnational cultural connectedness is not only welcomed, but indeed often seen as the foundation for resistance to the global capitalist order. Rapidly expanding in American and British literary studies, and much more slowly in comparative literature throughout the s and early s, ecocriticism has now attained a considerable degree of disciplinary visibility, as witnessed by the recent publication of two book-length introductions to the field, Greg Garrard's Ecocriticism and Lawrence Buell's The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

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Ecologia e literatura. To the extent that this postulation of theory, which surely stands to be enriched by authenticity relies on the assumption that all the poststructuralist approach, as Mazel ar- modern subjects are alienated from nature, gues xv , but it is serious for green politics. Such anthropocentrism is identified in the tragic conception of a hero whose moral struggles are more important than mere biological survival, whereas the science of animal ethology, Meeker asserts, shows that a "comic mode" of muddling through and "making love not war" has superior ecological value. Slater, Candace. Secondly, we believe anti-exoticism to be explicitly racist, and having fought for Freedom and Democracy against Hitler, I do not intend to promote Third Reich eugenics in our family garden.

Kigasar

Kingsolver resolves the problems of environmental pollution through the establishment of a local multicultural family, and Ozeki metaphorically superimposes cultural and biological diversity, in two different but related strategies to answer the questions of global ecological management by means of intercultural ethics.

Dourisar

The Black Mountain Mining company, operating nearby, has turned the local river acidic in contravention of EPA regulations, and is now constructing a dam to divert the toxic river, which would leave the town of Grace without an agricultural water supply. Most ecocrit- that encompasses both the individual and the ics have been reluctant to go as far as Mazel cosmos — Wilson, Edward O.

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The novel follows the couple through Codi's introduction to a variety of Native American communities, customs, and ideas all the way to her final rejection of Carlo and to a pregnancy by Loyd that is clearly intended as the symbolic recuperation of her teenage miscarriage. Dixon, Terrell, ed. So at this point in the ranger's talk I decided that I would never restore the prairie on land that I owned. Finally, approaches that seek to internationalize American studies through greater attention to the work of Americanists from outside the US ultimately aim not so much to reconfigure the object of study itself as to bring a different range of institutional, disciplinary, and cultural perspectives to bear on it.

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Af- most ecocritics view the relation between rican American literature, for example, as modernity and nature. George Levine. Perhaps, given the varied and controver- and human welfare — One of the major reasons for this divergence is undoubtedly that the political resistance informing environmentalist thought has never been directed at the nation-state so much as at modern society more broadly or at any rate, certain dimensions of modern society.

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