Ecology without Nature (BOK)

Timothy Morton

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In "Ecology without Nature", Timothy Morton argues that the chief stumbling block to environmental thinking is the image of nature itself. Ecological writers propose a new worldview, but their very zeal to preserve the natural world leads them away from the 'nature' they revere. The problem is a symptom of the ecological catastrophe in which we are living. Morton sets out a seeming paradox: to have a properly ecological view, we must relinquish the idea of nature once and for all. "Ecology without Nature" investigates our ecological assumptions in a way that is provocative and deeply engaging. Ranging widely in eighteenth-century through contemporary philosophy, culture, and history, he explores the value of art in imagining environmental projects for the future. Morton develops a fresh vocabulary for reading 'environmentality' in artistic form as well as content, and traces the contexts of ecological constructs through the history of capitalism. From John Clare to John Cage, from Kierkegaard to Kristeva, from "The Lord of the Rings" to electronic life forms, "Ecology without Nature" widens our view of ecological criticism, and deepens our understanding of ecology itself. Instead of trying to use an idea of nature to heal what society has damaged, Morton sets out a radical new form of ecological criticism: 'dark ecology'.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Timothy Morton
Forlag
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780674034853
Antall sider 264 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,6cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 456 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd