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By Donelle N. Dreese

Ecocriticism: developing Self and position in Environmental and American Indian Literatures experiences twentieth-century poets and prose writers of various ethnicity who've tried to recuperate a feeling of domestic, id, neighborhood, and position based on a variety of kinds of displacement because of such forces as colonization, racial and sexual oppression, and environmental alienation. operating from an ecocritical viewpoint that investigates «place» as inherent in configurations of the self and within the institution of group and holistic health, this ebook examines the centrality of panorama in writers who, both via mythic, psychic, or environmental channels, have pointed out a panorama or position as intrinsic to their very own conceptualizations of self. It additionally clarifies the territory the place postcolonial and American reports intersect by means of investigating the literary decolonization efforts made by way of American Indian authors who're writing to reclaim their ancient territories.

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