Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins

Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins

Waste and Contamination in Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literatures

eBook - 2012
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In this innovative study, Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins, John Blair Gamber examines urbanity and the results of urban living-traffic, garbage, sewage, waste, and pollution-arguing for a new recognition of all forms of human detritus as part of the natural world and thus for a broadening of our understanding of environmental literature. While much of the discourse surrounding the United States' idealistic and nostalgic views of itself privileges "clean" living (primarily in rural, small-town, and suburban settings), representations of rurality and urbanity by Chicanas/Chicanos, Afric.
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2012
ISBN: 9780803244887
0803244886
080323046X
9780803230460
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 pages)

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