Canadian Ecologies Beyond Environmentalism
Alessandra Boller, Angela Krewani, Martin Kuester (Eds.)
Canadian Ecologies Beyond Environmentalism: Culture, Media, Art, Ethnicities
ISBN 978-3-86821-860-2, 214 S., 5 Abb., kt., € 30,00 (2020)
(Focal Point - Arbeiten zur anglistischen und amerikanistischen Medienwissenschaft, Bd. 17)
Over the last few decades, the term ‘ecology’ has been used in a variety of contexts. While it originated in biology, it has more recently also been applied to the interaction of systems, whether they be technological or organic, and, in a further step, at systemic exchanges in the realms of culture, literature and media. A revisiting and re-evaluation of ecology, which goes beyond the equation of ecology with environmentalism, becomes increasingly pressing today in the context of ideologies, new scientific breakthroughs, new media environments or backlashes in the fight against global warming, for example. This publication thus seeks to trace the historical, aesthetic and systemic dimensions of ecological practices in Canada, starting with the role of Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan and paying special attention to First Nations contributions to contemporary views of ecology in and beyond our natural environment and to the potentials of approaching literature, film, comics, art and video games from the vantage point of cultural ecology. Canadian Ecologies Beyond Environmentalism features contributions from European and Canadian experts in media, cultural and literary studies.
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"Canadian Ecologies Beyond Environmentalism is a rich volume. Its objective, according to the title, is to disentangle ecological thinking from environmental activism, and this has been achieved impressively. The book is a must-read for anyone interested not only in Canadian culture and its diverse medial expressions, but also in ecological thinking."
Maria Löschnigg, MEDIENwissenschaft 38.2 (2021)
"Canadian Ecologies Beyond Environmentalism: Culture, Media, Art, Ethnicities illustrates the multidimensional understanding of the term ‘ecology’ which transcends its connection to the natural environment. This volume highlights the necessity of a transdisciplinary approach to the manifold ecologies of our present time and thus promotes an awareness of the interconnectedness of human and non-human life, literature, the media and technology. "
Melanie Schneeweiss, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 259.1 (2022)