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Ecodocumentaries

Critical Essays

Editors: Alex, Rayson K., Deborah, S. Susan (Eds.)

  • Promotes the idea that all social problems are also ecological
  • Offers a nexus of critical perspectives on ecodocumentaries 
  • Offers analysis of documentaries on topics such as electronic waste, animal rights and land ethics
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This book features ten critical essays on ecodocumentaries written by eminent scholars from India, USA, Ireland, Finland and Turkey in the area of ecocinema studies. Situating social documentaries with explicit ecological form and content, the volume takes relational positions on political, cultural and conservational aspects of natures and cultures in various cultural contexts. Documentaries themed around issues such as electronic waste, animal rights, land ethics, pollution of river, land grabbing, development and exotic plants are some of the topics ecocritiqued in this volume.

About the authors

Rayson K. Alex, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, West India. He is one of the editors of Essays in Ecocriticism (2007) and Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations (2014). Along with S. Susan Deborah, K. Samuel Moses and Sachindev P.S., he founded ‘The Ecomedia Team’ in 2005 which gradually grew into tiNai Ecofilm Festival (www.teff.in), an international ecofilm festival dedicated to ecodocumentaries. His academic interests are in the areas of indigenous studies, ecoindigeneity, ecocinema studies and ecocriticism.
S. Susan Deborah, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, M. E. S. College of Arts & Commerce, Goa, West India. She is one of the editors of Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations (2014), the first volume in the area of ecocinema in India. She is the recipient (along with Rayson K. Alex) of ASLE-USA Media Subvention Grant, for creating an interactive video space for ecocinema scholarship. Her interests lie in food studies, ecomedia and ecocriticism.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Ethics of Relationships in Social Documentaries

    Alex, Rayson K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

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  • In God’s Land: Cinematic Affect, Animation, and the Perceptual Dilemmas of Slow Violence

    Monani, Salma

    Pages 11-31

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  • Transnational Perspectives on Land Ethics: Elemental and Not My Land

    Kääpä, Pietari

    Pages 33-50

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  • Communal Indian Farming and Food Ecology: A Reading of Timbaktu

    Brereton, Pat

    Pages 51-71

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  • Ecological Imperialism in the Age of the Posthuman: David Fedele’s E-Wasteland

    Dönmez, Başak Ağın

    Pages 75-94

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56224-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56223-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecodocumentaries
Book Subtitle
Critical Essays
Editors
  • Rayson K. Alex
  • S. Susan Deborah
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56224-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56224-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56223-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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