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From Apocalypse to Way of Life: Four Decades of Environmental Crisis in the US

By: Frederick Buell


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141437 | ISBN: 0415934079
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Decribes the growing number of ecological and social problems critical for the environment and their impact on American politics, society and culture.


Preface - the decade of crisis. Section I Contesting crisis: the politics of denial; taking crisis seriously? Section II Elaborating crisis - an introductory caution: natures in crisis part 1 - an inventory of the external world; natures in crisis part 2 - deepening intimacies; environmental crisis as social crisis; crisis history - from prophecy to risk, from apocalypse to dwelling place. Section III Imagining crisis: the culture of hyperexuberence; environmental crisis in popular fiction and film; taking crisis seriously - environmental crisis and contemporary literature.

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