The Truth Of Ecology: Nature, Culture, And Literature In America

The Truth Of Ecology: Nature, Culture, And Literature In America
Tags: Dana Phillips

The Truth of Ecology is a wide-ranging, polemical appraisal of contemporary environmental thought. Focusing on the new field of ecocriticism from a thoroughly interdisciplinary perspective, this book explores topics as diverse as the history of ecology in the United States the distortions of popular environmental thought the influence of Critical Theory on radical science studies and radical ecology the need for greater theoretical sophistication in ecocriticism the contradictions of contemporary American nature writing and the possibilities for a less devotional, "wilder" approach to ecocritical and environmental thinking.