Black on Earth: African American Ecoliterary Traditions




      Black on Earth: African American Ecoliterary Traditions
American environmental literature has relied heavily on the perspectives of European Americans, often ignoring other groups In Black on Earth, Kimberly Ruffin expands the reach of ecocriticism by analyzing the ecological experiences, conceptions, and desires seen in African American writing Ruffin identifies a theory of ecological burden and beauty in which African American authors underscore the ecological burdens of living within human hierarchies in the social order just as they explore the ecological beauty of being a part of the natural order Blacks were ecological agents before the emergence of American nature writing, argues Ruffin, and their perspectives are critical to understanding the full scope of ecological thought Ruffin examines African American ecological insights from the antebellum era to the twenty first century, considering WPA slave narratives, neo slave poetry, novels, essays, and documentary films, by such artists as Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Henry Dumas, Percival Everett, Spike Lee, and Jayne Cortez Identifying themes of work, slavery, religion, mythology, music, and citizenship, Black on Earth highlights the ways in which African American writers are visionary ecological artists. New Read Black on Earth: African American Ecoliterary Traditions Author Kimberly N. Ruffin For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Black on Earth: African American Ecoliterary Traditions
  • Kimberly N. Ruffin
  • English
  • 27 July 2018
  • 082033720X

10 thoughts on “ Black on Earth: African American Ecoliterary Traditions

  1. sdw says:

    If we expect people to become ecological citizens, then we must have images through which they can honor and question themselves and any forces hierarchies of nation, race, class, sexuality, or gender that complicate their attempts to express their ecological belonging Kimberly RuffinBlack on Earthfocuses on what the author calls the burden and beauty paradox in a wide range of African American ecological texts It is one of many new books to focus on African American environmental If we expect people to become ecological citizens, then we must have images through which they can honor and question themselves and any forces hierarchies of nation, race, class, sexuality, or gender that complicate their attempts to express their ecological belonging Kimberly RuffinBlack on Earthfocuses on what the author calls the burden and beauty paradox in a wide range of African American ecological texts It is one of many new books to focus on African American environmental ethics outside of a conventional envi...

  2. Erica says:

    The author has taken a compelling, important theme and hidden it behind heavy academic speak and meaningless catchphrases While the book was too frustrating to finish, the many works mentioned give good ideas for further reading.

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