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Author Monani, Salma

Title Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies : Conversations from Earth to Cosmos
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016


Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Series Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Cosmovisions, Ecocriticism, and Indigenous Studies; PART I Resilience; 1 Negotiating the Ontological Gap: Place, Performance, and Media Art Practices in Aotearoa/New Zealand; 2 Science Fiction, Westerns, and the Vital Cosmo-ethics of The 6th World; 3 Long Environmentalism: After the Listening Session; 4 Grounded in Spiritual Geography: Restoring Naabaahii in Enemy Slayer, A Navajo Oratorio; PART II Resistance
5 Dancing at the End of the World: The Poetics of the Body in Indigenous Protest6 New Media, Activism, and Indigenous Environmental Governance: Politics and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Wolf Hunt; 7 Cyclical Conceptualizations of Time: Ecocritical Perspectives on Sámi Film Culture; 8 Resistance and Hope in Mohawk Cinema: Iroquois Cosmologies and Histories; PART III Multispecies Relations; 9 A Network of Networks: Multispecies Stories and Cosmopolitical Activism in Solar Storms and People of a Feather; 10 tinai-Documentation as Ecocultural Ethnography: My Experience with the Mudugar
11 The Tangibility of Maize: Indigenous Literature, Bioart, and Violence in Mexico12 Why Bears, Yakumama (Mother of All Water Beings), and Other Transformational Beings Are (Still) Good to Think; List of Contributors; Index
Summary "This book addresses the intersections between the interdisciplinary realms of ecocriticism and Indigenous and Native American studies, and between academic theory and pragmatic eco-activism conducted by multiethnic and indigenous communities. It illuminates theways in which artistic expressions render ecological connections and includes film, literature, performance, and other forms of multimedia. Both local and global in its focus, the volume includes essays from multiethnic and Indigenous communities across the world, visiting topics such as Navajo opera, Sami film production history, south Indian tribal documentary, Maori art installations, Native American and First Nations science-fiction literature and film, Amazonian poetry, and many others. Highlighting trans-Indigenous sensibilities that speak to worldwide crises of environmental politics and action against marginalization, the collection alerts readers to movements of community resilience and resistance, cosmological thinking about inter- and intra-generational multi-species relations, and understandings of indigenous aesthetics and material ecologies."-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Environmental protection and motion pictures.
Indigenous peoples and mass media.
Indians in motion pictures.
Ecology in motion pictures.
Performing arts -- Environmental aspects
Indigenous peoples -- Intellectual life
Documentary films -- History and criticism
Documentary films.
Ecology in motion pictures.
Environmental protection and motion pictures.
Indians in motion pictures.
Indigenous peoples and mass media.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Adamson, Joni
ISBN 9781317449119