Nature, Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature

Nature, Technology and Cultural Change in Twentieth-Century German Literature

Author: A. Goodbody

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230589629

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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This book traces shifting attitudes towards science and technology, nature and the environment in Twentieth-century Germany. It approaches them through discussion of a range of literary texts and explores the philosophical influences on them and their political contexts, and asks what part novels and plays have played in environmental debate.

Literature of Nature

Literature of Nature

Author: Patrick D. Murphy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579580106

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 520

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Sixty-five contributions discuss historical and contemporary nature writing--nonfiction, fiction, and poetry--in the US and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and Arab nations; and Latin America. An additional section considers the literature thematically and cross-culturally. Sample topics include the mountain in 20th- century French literature, woman and the land in the Romanian agrarian novel, war and environment in African literature, and science fiction as environmental literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature

Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature

Author: Sule E. Egya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000050080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Nature, Environment, and Activism in Nigerian Literature is a critical study of environmental writing, covering a range of genres and generations of writers in Nigeria. With a sustained concentration on the Nigerian experience in postcolonial ecocriticism, the book pays attention to textual strategies as well as distinctive historicity at the heart of the ecological force in contemporary writing. Focusing on nature, the environment, and activism, the author decentres African ecocriticism, affirming the eco-social vision that differentiates environmental writing in Nigeria from those of other nations on the continent. The book demonstrates how Nigerian writers, beyond connecting themselves to the natures of their communities, respond to ecological problems through indigenous literary instrumentalism. Anchored on the analytical concepts of nature, environment, and activism, the study is definitive in foregrounding the contribution of Nigerian writing to studies in ecocriticism at continental and global levels. This book will be of interest to scholars of African and Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities.

Literature and Nature

Literature and Nature

Author: Tawhida Akhter

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527580190

Category:

Page: 260

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During the last few decades, there has been remarkable progress in research on various aspects of literature and nature. Different fields have been explored in this regard, though there remain many fields yet to be explored. This book explores how nature plays an important role in the development of personality, looking at both its positive and negative effects. It also considers how literature has rightly portrayed the reality of a culture through its fictitious characters. The book will fulfil the needs of students, teachers, researchers, and all stakeholders who are engaged in eco-feministic studies.

New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

Author: Andrea Campbell

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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As ecofeminism continues to gain attention from multiple academic discourses, the field of literary criticism has been especially affected by this philosophy/social movement. Scholars using ecofeminist literary criticism are making new and important arguments concerning literature across the spectrum and issues of environment, race, class, gender, sexuality, and other forms of oppression. The essays in New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism highlight the intersections of these oppressions through the works of different authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Hogan and Flora Nwapa, and demonstrate the expansion of ecofeminist literary criticism to a more global scale as well as important connections with the field of environmental justice. This collection offers fresh insight and expands the important discussion surrounding the field of ecofeminism and literature.

Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Australian Edition

Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Australian Edition

Author: Audry Berman

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 9781486011452

Category: Medical

Page: 1745

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Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing prepares students for practice in a range of diverse clinical settings and help them understand what it means to be a competent professional nurse in the twenty-first century. This third Australian edition has once again undergone a rigorous review and writing process. Contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing are reflected in the chapters and the third edition continues to focus on the three core philosophies: Person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. Students will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver care for their patients in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.

Many Faces of Mulian

Many Faces of Mulian

Author: Rostislav Berezkin

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295742533

Category: History

Page: 272

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The story of Mulian rescuing his mother�s soul from hell has evolved as a narrative over several centuries in China, especially in the baojuan (precious scrolls) genre. This genre, a prosimetric narrative in vernacular language, first appeared around the fourteenth century and endures as a living tradition. In exploring the evolution of the Mulian story, Rostislav Berezkin illuminates changes in the literary and religious characteristics of the genre. He also examines material from other forms of Chinese literature and from modern performances of baojuan, tracing their transformation from tools of Buddhist proselytizing to sectarian propaganda to folk ritualized storytelling. Ultimately, he reveals the special features of baojuan as a type of performance literature that had its foundations in multiple literary traditions.