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Author Gamber, John Blair.

Title Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins [electronic resource] : Waste and Contamination in Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literatures.

Imprint Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (247 p.)
Series Postwestern horizons
Postwestern horizons.
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Summary 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
Contents Title Pages; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "FAILING ECONOMIES AND TORTURED ECOLOGIES"; 2. TOXIC METROPOLIS; 3. RIDDING THE WORLD OF WASTE; 4. "AN EERIE LIQUID ELASTICITY"; 5. "OUTCASTS AND DREAMERS IN THE CITIES"; Epilogue; Notes; Works Cited; Cover; Index;
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
Pollution in literature.
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9780803230460
ISBN 9780803244887
Standard No. 9786613863270