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Postmodern Wetlands: Culture, History and Ecology

By: Rod Giblett

268 pages, Illus

Edinburgh University Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #84742 | ISBN: 0748608443
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Aims to produce a cultural critique of wetlands as both living and black waters.


Part 1 Aesthetics and the wetlandscape: introduction - where land and water meet; philosophy (and sociology) in the wetlands - the s(ub)lime and the uncanny. Part 2 Cities and swamps: a modern city and swamp sett(l)ing; the world/womb as wetland, the modern city as cultural symptom and the postmodern city as swamp. Part 3 Bogs and bodies: swamp sickness - marsh miasma and bodily effluvia; the nether regions - sexuality. gendered bodies and Mother Earth. Part 4 Minds and marshes: the melancholic marshes and the Slough of Despond; the psycho(eco)logy of swamps; marsh monsters and swamp serpents - horror of horrors, Part 5 Politics and wetlands; rebels and runaways - the wetland as refuge and site of resistance; conclusion - writing a word for wet wilderness.

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