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Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History

Telling Environmental Histories

Intersections of Memory, Narrative and Environment

Editors: Holmes, Katie, Goodall, Heather (Eds.)

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  • Explores the intersections between two important and complementary fields, which have not, until now, been well integrated or theorised
  • International in scope, recognising the extensive work arising from South Asian scholars and addressing themes of relevance (such as climate change, industrial contamination and de-industrialisation) across the global South as well as the global North
  • Covers a wide range of subjects including memory, industrialisation, contamination, de-industrialisation, and environmental change
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About this book

This collection explores the intersections of oral history and environmental history. Oral history offers environmental historians the opportunity to understand the ways people’s perceptions, experiences and beliefs about environments change over time. In turn, the insights of environmental history challenge oral historians to think more critically about the ways an active, more-than-human world shapes experiences and people. The integration of these approaches enables us to more fully and critically understand the ways cultural and individual memory and experience shapes human interactions with the more-than-human world, just as it enables us to identify the ways human memory, identity and experience is moulded by the landscapes and environments in which people live and labour. It includes contributions from Australia, India, the UK, Canada and the USA.

About the authors

Katie Holmes is Director of the Centre for the Study of the Inland, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Her work in oral and environmental history seeks to understand the experience of Australian settlement, and integrates gender history, cultural history and literary studies. She is the author of Spaces in Her Day: Australian women’s diaries of the 1920s and 1930s (1995) and Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian women, writing and gardens (2011) and co-author of Reading the Garden: the settlement of Australia (2008), as well as numerous edited collections.

Heather Goodall is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published on Indigenous histories and environmental history in Australia and on colonialism and decolonisation in the 20th century in the eastern Indian Ocean. She has worked in collaborative projects with Indigenous people, published as Invasion to Embassy: Land in Aboriginal Politics, (1996), and the co-authored Rivers and Resilience: Aboriginal People on Sydney’s Georges River, (with Allison Cadzow, 2009); Isabel Flick: the many lives of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman, (with Isabel Flick, 2005); and Making Change Happen (with Kevin Cook, 2013).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Telling Environmental Histories

    Pages 1-27

    Holmes, Katie (et al.)

  • Rivers, Memory and Migrancy: Everyday Place-Making in Changing Environments

    Pages 31-50

    Goodall, Heather

  • “Dancing to the Billabong’s Tune”: Oral History in the Environmental Histories of Murray–Darling Basin Rivers

    Pages 51-80

    Frawley, Jodi

  • River of Many Voices: Oral and Environmental Histories of the Severn

    Pages 81-106

    Dudley, Marianna

  • Industrial Remains: Community Narratives of Mashapaug Pond in Providence, Rhode Island

    Pages 109-132

    Valk, Anne M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Telling Environmental Histories
Book Subtitle
Intersections of Memory, Narrative and Environment
Editors
  • Katie Holmes
  • Heather Goodall
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63772-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63772-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63771-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87631-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 326
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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