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The Resource Natures of Africa : ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms, edited by F. Fiona Moolla, (electronic resource)

Natures of Africa : ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms, edited by F. Fiona Moolla, (electronic resource)

Label
Natures of Africa : ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms
Title
Natures of Africa
Title remainder
ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms
Statement of responsibility
edited by F. Fiona Moolla
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Environmental and animal studies are rapidly growing areas of interest across a number of disciplines. Natures of Africa is one of the first edited volumes which encompasses transdisciplinary approaches to a number of cultural forms, including fiction, non-fiction, oral expression and digital media. The volume features new research from East Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as the ecocritical and eco-activist ‘powerhouses’ of Nigeria and South Africa. The chapters engage one another conceptually and epistemologically without an enforced consensus of approach. In their conversation with dominant ideas about nature and animals, they reveal unexpected insights into forms of cultural expression of local communities in Africa. The analyses explore different apprehensions of the connections between humans, animals and the environment, and suggest alternative ways of addressing the challenges facing the continent. These include the problems of global warming, desertification, floods, animal extinctions and environmental destruction attendant upon fossil fuel extraction. There are few books that show how nature in Africa is represented, celebrated, mourned or commoditised. Natures of Africa weaves together studies of narratives - from folklore, travel writing, novels and popular songs - with the insights of poetry and contemporary reflections of Africa on the worldwide web. The chapters test disciplinary and conceptual boundaries, highlighting the ways in which the environmental concerns of African communities cannot be disentangled from social, cultural and political questions. This volume draws on and will appeal to scholars and teachers of oral tradition and indigenous cultures, literature, religion, sociology and anthropology, environmental and animal studies, as well as media and digital cultures in an African context.--
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Literary form
non fiction
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Moolla, F. Fiona
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • African literature
  • Folk literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Environmentalism in literature
  • Environmentalism
  • Animals in literature
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Natures of Africa : ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms, edited by F. Fiona Moolla, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781868149162/type/BOOK
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9781868149162
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 334 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781868149131
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1016610985
Label
Natures of Africa : ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms, edited by F. Fiona Moolla, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781868149162/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781868149162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781868149131
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1016610985

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