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The Anti-Landscape free pdf There have always been some uninhabitable places, but in the last century human beings have produced many more of them. These anti-landscapes have proliferated to include the sandy wastes of what was once the Aral Sea, severely polluted irrigated lands, open pit mines, blighted nuclear zones, coastal areas inundated by rising seas, and many others. The Anti-Landscape examines the emergence of such sites, how they have been understood, and how some of them have been recovered for habitation. The anti-landscape refers both to artistic and literary representations and to specific places that no longer sustain life. This history includes T. S. Eliot's Wasteland and Cormac McCarthy's The Road as well as air pollution, recycled railway lines, photography and landfills. It links theories of aesthetics, politics, tourism, history, geography, and literature into the new synthesis of the environmental humanities. The Anti-Landscape provides an interdisciplinary approach that moves beyond the false duality of nature vs. culture, and beyond diagnosis and complaint to the recuperation of damaged sites into our complex heritage. This is the first volume in the new series Studies in Environmental Humanities.

About David E. Nye

David E. Nye is Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. His books include American Technological Sublime, Narratives and Spaces, America as Second Creation, Technology Matters, and America's Assembly Line. He received the Leonardo da Vinci Medal in 2005 for his life's work. Sarah Elkind is an environmental historian at San Diego State University. Her most recent work is How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy. She held the 2010-2011 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.

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Author : David E. Nye
Publisher : Editions Rodopi B.V.
Data Published : 01 January 2014
ISBN : 9042038861
EAN : 9789042038868
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 217 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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