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Allegories of the Anthropocene - Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey

Allegories of the Anthropocene

Hardcover Published: 28th June 2019
ISBN: 9781478004103
Number Of Pages: 280

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In Allegories of the Anthropocene Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey traces how indigenous and postcolonial peoples in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands grapple with the enormity of colonialism and anthropogenic climate change through art, poetry, and literature. In these works, authors and artists use allegory as a means to understand the multiscalar complexities of the Anthropocene and to critique the violence of capitalism, militarism, and the postcolonial state. DeLoughrey examines the work of a wide range of artists and writers—including poets Kamau Brathwaite and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Dominican installation artist Tony Capellán, and authors Keri Hulme and Erna Brodber—whose work addresses Caribbean plantations, irradiated Pacific atolls, global flows of waste, and allegorical representations of the ocean and the island. In examining how island writers and artists address the experience of finding themselves at the forefront of the existential threat posed by climate change, DeLoughrey demonstrates how the Anthropocene and empire are mutually constitutive and establishes the vital importance of  allegorical art and literature in understanding our global environmental crisis.

ISBN: 9781478004103
ISBN-10: 147800410X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 28th June 2019
Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.52

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