Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction

A Poetics of Earth

Authors: Curry, A.

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About this book

This pioneering study is the first full-length treatment of feminism and the environment in children's literature. Drawing on the history, philosophy and ethics of ecofeminism, it examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic landscapes in young adult fiction reflect contemporary attitudes towards environmental crisis and human responsibility.

About the authors

ALICE CURRY is an Honorary Associate of Macquarie University in Sydney and the Advisor, Children's Literature to the Commonwealth Education Trust in London. With degrees from Oxford University and Macquarie University, she is the author of several academic articles and the editor of A River of Stories: Tales and Poems from Across the Commonwealth, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski.

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'The six main chapters chart a winding path that allows Curry's discursive trajectory to constantly dip into and out of her chosen novels at will, thereby casting a critical eye over topics such as climate change, posthumanism, spirituality, social justice, ecophobia, identity politics, globalisation and the neoliberal hegemonic and patriarchal power structures that exist to dominate human beings and the environment alike Curry's approach in this book allows for interesting and individual readings of particular sections in the primary texts she discusses.' - Anthony Pavlik, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Ecofeminism and Environmental Crisis

    Curry, Alice

    Pages 1-17

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  • A ‘Poetics of Planet’: Apocalypse and Our Post-Natural Future

    Curry, Alice

    Pages 18-42

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  • Ideologies of Advancement: Writing on the Body

    Curry, Alice

    Pages 43-73

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  • Regimes of Gender Difference: An Ecofeminist Ethic of Care

    Curry, Alice

    Pages 74-100

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  • Situated Knowledges: Competing Epistemological Frameworks

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    Pages 101-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction
Book Subtitle
A Poetics of Earth
Authors
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27011-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137270115
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27010-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44424-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 224
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