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Subtitle: Globalisation and Ecoethnic Convergences

Authored By: Shoba. K. N

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 978-81-7273-781-8

Year of Publication: 2014

Pages: 258

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Ecoliterature

Price in Rs. 696.50

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About the Book


In The History Of Cultural Expression, Especially In Contemporary Times, Nature Or One’s Environment Is No Longer Conceived As Mere Lifeless Scenic Background That Is Aesthetically Confined To The Fine Arts. Nature Has Emerged As A Politico-cultural Icon Of Academic Interrogation And Criticism. The Academic Response Has Predominantly Taken The Form Of Ecocriticism, Which Is A Literature-based Approach Towards Land And Environment.

This Book Examines The Convergences Of Turbulent Paths Of Indigenous Communities And A Globalized Ecology. It Investigates How Contemporary Native Writing In Canada Has Raised Issues That Have Captured The Attention Of Postcolonial Intellectuals In Several Ways – The Question Of Belonging Or Identity And The Crisis Of Environmental Degradation, Among Many Others. This Book Researches Native Fiction That Deals With Either Of These Aspects, And An Attempt Is Made To Interpret And Read Texts In Such A Way That Will Finally Uncover A Point Of Intersection Between Eco-consciousness And Ethnic-identity. By Coining The Terminology ‘ecoethnicism’, This Book Is The First Of Its Kind In Its Interpretation Of The Indispensable Interconnection Between Environment And Ethnic Identities.

About the Author


Dr. Shoba. K. N., A Doctoral Fellow From The University Of Madras Is An Avid Researcher And Learner Of The English Language And Literature. Also Being An Environmental Enthusiast She Focuses On Themes Such As Ecofeminism And Ecoliterature. She Received The Prestigious University Grants Commission – Research Fellowship Award Of Which The Present Book Is An Outcome. She Is A Young Author Who Is An ELT Professional By Career, But Pursues Writing On Environmental Themes As A Passion. She Has Published Several Papers On Both ELT And Literary Themes And Believes That One Needs To Strike A Chord Of Balance Between The Two. She Has Also Received The English Language Teaching Research Partnership Award From British Council, India And Has Been Working On A Vocabulary Enhancement Project (2013-2014). She Currently Lives In Chennai With Her Family.