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Author DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M., 1967- author.

Title Allegories of the Anthropocene / Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey.

Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 269 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Agriculture and empire : excavating plantation soil -- Planetarity : militarized radiations -- Accelerations : globalization and states of waste -- Oceanic futures : interspecies worldings -- An island is a world.
Summary In 'Allegories of the Anthropocene' Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey traces how indigenous and postcolonial peoples in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands grapple with the enormity of colonialism and anthropogenic climate change through art, poetry, and literature. In these works, authors and artists use allegory as a means to understand the multiscalar complexities of the Anthropocene and to critique the violence of capitalism, militarism, and the postcolonial state. DeLoughrey examines the work of a wide range of artists and writers-including poets Kamau Brathwaite and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Dominican installation artist Tony Capellan, and authors Keri Hulme and Erna Brodber-whose work addresses Caribbean plantations, irradiated Pacific atolls, global flows of waste, and allegorical representations of the ocean and the island. In examining how island writers and artists address the experience of finding themselves at the forefront of the existential threat posed by climate change, DeLoughrey demonstrates how the Anthropocene and empire are mutually constitutive and establishes the vital importance of allegorical art and literature in understanding our global environmental crisis.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 18, 2019).
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2019. MiAaHDL
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Subject Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on.
Climatic changes in literature.
Human ecology in art.
Caribbean literature -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Pacific Island literature -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Art, Caribbean -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Art, Pacific Island -- 21st century -- Themes, motives.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Postcolonialism and the arts.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Caribbean Area.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Islands of the Pacific.
Literary studies: post-colonial literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01766583
Climatic changes in literature. (OCoLC)fst01902821
Climatic changes -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864268
Human ecology in art. (OCoLC)fst00962997
Pacific Island literature -- Themes, motives. (OCoLC)fst01049962
Postcolonialism and the arts. (OCoLC)fst01073034
Postcolonialism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01073035
Caribbean Area. (OCoLC)fst01244080
Pacific Ocean -- Islands of the Pacific. (OCoLC)fst01244201
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M., 1967- Allegories of the Anthropocene. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019 9781478004103 (DLC) 2018050151
ISBN 9781478005582 (electronic book)
1478005580 (electronic book)
9781478004103 (hardcover alkaline paper)
147800410X (hardcover alkaline paper)
9781478004714 (paperback alkaline paper)
1478004711 (paperback alkaline paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000065534601
AU@ 000066529361

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