Refuge

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 030777273X
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Refuge written by Terry Tempest Williams and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2015-03-18 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by. One event was nature at its most random, the other a by-product of rogue technology: Terry's mother, and Terry herself, had been exposed to the fallout of atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. As it interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, Refuge transforms tragedy into a document of renewal and spiritual grace, resulting in a work that has become a classic.

Yoga Journal

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Pages : 152 pages
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Download or read book Yoga Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 1997-01 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Power and Victimization - The Rhetoric of Sociopolitical Power and Representations of Victimhood in Contemporary Literature

Publisher : ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
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ISBN : 383825533X
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book Power and Victimization - The Rhetoric of Sociopolitical Power and Representations of Victimhood in Contemporary Literature written by Oya Berk and published by ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press. This book was released on 2012-02-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These proceedings of the symposium ‘The Rhetoric of Sociopolitical Power and Representations of Victim-hood in Contemporary Literature,’ conducted by the Department of American Culture and Literature at Haliç University, Istanbul, on 13-15 April 2005 contain discussions of power and victimization as represented in contemporary literatures in light of the leading questions and issues in contemporary literary criticism, the emphasis being on writing from the Anglophone world.The authors treated include Angela Carter, Colm Toibin, Alan Hollinghurst, Tony Harrison, Henry James, David Mamet, Anne Sexton, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Terry Tempest Williams, Margaret Atwood, Derek Walcott, J. M. Coetzee, Jean Anouilh, Thomas Mann, Ricardo Piglia, Luisa Valenzuela, Naguib Mahfouz, Kemal Yalçın, Orhan Pamuk, Kobo Abe.

The Green Studies Reader

Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780415204064
Pages : 346 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (24 users)

Download or read book The Green Studies Reader written by Laurence Coupe and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laurence Coupe brings together a collection of extracts from a wide range of both historical and contemporary ecocritical texts.

Sustaining the West

Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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ISBN : 155458924X
Pages : 365 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (554 users)

Download or read book Sustaining the West written by Liza Piper and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2015-04-06 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Western Canada’s natural environment faces intensifying threats from industrialization in agriculture and resource development, social and cultural complicity in these destructive practices, and most recently the negative effects of global climate change. The complex nature of the problems being addressed calls for productive interdisciplinary solutions. In this book, arts and humanities scholars and literary and visual artists tackle these pressing environmental issues in provocative and transformative ways. Their commitment to environmental causes emerges through the fields of environmental history, environmental and ecocriticism, ecofeminism, ecoart, ecopoetry, and environmental journalism. This indispensable and timely resource constitutes a sustained cross-pollinating conversation across the environmental humanities about forms of representation and activism that enable ecological knowledge and ethical action on behalf of Western Canadian environments, yet have global reach. Among the developments in the contributors’ construction of environmental knowledge are a focus on the power of sentiment in linking people to the fate of nature, and the need to decolonize social and environmental relations and assumptions in the West.

Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID-19

Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN : 1801177341
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID-19 written by Seela Aladuwaka and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Systemic Inequality, Sustainability and COVID-19 provides an opportunity to engage in a critical dialog on the consequences and interactions of COVID-19 with social inequalities and environment management.

When Women Were Birds

Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
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ISBN : 1429942827
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book When Women Were Birds written by Terry Tempest Williams and published by Sarah Crichton Books. This book was released on 2012-04-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone." Readers of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was one of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them. "They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank." What did Williams's mother mean by that? In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question "What does it mean to have a voice?"

Walking in the Land of Many Gods

Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN : 0820345245
Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (82 users)

Download or read book Walking in the Land of Many Gods written by A. James Wohlpart and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "How are we placed on Earth? What is our relationship to the world around us, and how does our thinking affect the way we relate to the world? We are entrapped, says A. James Wohlpart, by what Martin Heidegger calls "enframing," a worldview that considers all objects as mere resources for our use. Walking in the Land of Many Gods envisions a new way of thinking about the world, one grounded in a moral imagination reconnected to Earth. Insightful readings of three contemporary classics of nature writing--Janisse Ray's Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Terry Tempest Williams's Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, and Linda Hogan's Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World--are at the heart of Wohlpart's endeavor. Powerful and affecting works like these reveal a pathway to a deeper remembering, one that reconnects us with the primal forces of creation and acknowledges the sacredness of the world. We have forgotten that the world around us is rich and fertile and generative, says Wohlpart. His exploration of these literary works, based on deep anthropology and Native American philosophy, opens a pathway into a new way of thinking called sacred reason. Founded on interdependence and interrelationship, and on care and compassion, sacred reason reminds us that divinity exists around us at all times. We are invited to walk, once again, in a land filled with many gods."--

Mormon Feminism

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0190248033
Pages : 345 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book Mormon Feminism written by Joanna Brooks and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2016 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection gathers together the essential writings of the contemporary Mormon feminist movement--from its historic beginnings in the 1970s to its vibrant present, offering the best Mormon feminist thought and writing. The selections in this book -many gathered from out-of-print anthologies, magazines, and other ephemera--walk the reader through the history of Mormon feminism, from the second-wave feminism of the 1970s to contemporary debates over the ordination of women. Collecting essays, speeches, poems, and prose, Mormon Feminism presents the diverse voices of Mormon women as they challenge assumptions and stereotypes, push for progress and change in the contemporary LDS Church, and band together with other feminists of faith hoping to build a better world.

A Voice in the Wilderness

Publisher : University Press of Colorado
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ISBN : 1457180898
Pages : 227 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (457 users)

Download or read book A Voice in the Wilderness written by Michael Austin and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her writings, Terry Tempest Williams repeatedly invites us as readers into engagement and conversation with both her and her subject matter, whether it is nature or society, environment or art. From her evocation, in Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape, of an eroticism of place that defines erotic as "in relation," to the spiritual connectivity and familial bonds she explores in Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place and the political engagement she urges in The Open Space of Democracy, much of her work is about relationship, connection, and community. Like much good writing, her books invite readers into thoughtful dialogue with the text. Frequently in demand for workshops, lectures, and other speaking venues and well known as an environmental activist, Williams has a public persona and voice almost indistinguishable from her written ones. Thus, the interviews she has often granted--in print, on the radio, on the Web--seamlessly elaborate the ideas and extend the explorations of her written texts. They also tell us much about the genesis, context, and intent of her books. With her distinctive, impassioned voice and familiar felicity of language, she talks about wilderness and wildlife, place and eroticism, art and literature, democracy and politics, family and heritage, Mormonism and religion, writing and creativity, and other subjects that engage her agile mind. The set of interviews gathered and introduced by Michael Austin in A Voice in the Wilderness represent the span of Terry Tempest Williams's career as a naturalist, author, and activist.

Voice in the Wilderness

Publisher : University Press of Colorado
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ISBN : 0874215374
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (874 users)

Download or read book Voice in the Wilderness written by Michael Austin and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With her distinctive, impassioned voice and familiar felicity of language, Terry Tempest Williams talks about wilderness and wildlife, place and eroticism, art and literature, democracy and politics, family and heritage, Mormonism and religion, writing and creativity, and other subjects that engage her agile mind—in a set of interviews gathered and introduced by Michael Austin to represent the span of her career as a naturalist, author, and activist.

Literature of Nature

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 9781579580100
Pages : 520 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (58 users)

Download or read book Literature of Nature written by Patrick D. Murphy and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1998 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sixty-five contributions discuss historical and contemporary nature writing--nonfiction, fiction, and poetry--in the US and Canada; Europe; Asia and the Pacific; Africa and Arab nations; and Latin America. An additional section considers the literature thematically and cross-culturally. Sample topics include the mountain in 20th- century French literature, woman and the land in the Romanian agrarian novel, war and environment in African literature, and science fiction as environmental literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

女性经验的生态隐喻——生态女性主义研究

Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
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Pages : 367 pages
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Download or read book 女性经验的生态隐喻——生态女性主义研究 written by 张妮妮 and published by BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 本书对生态女性主义产生的思想背景、先驱人物、哲学思维方式、宗教信仰、文学批评、社会批判等方面进行了阐述,并对生态女性主义遭遇中国的问题进行了简要的分析。

The Ethics and Aesthetics of Eco-caring

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429535708
Pages : 134 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book The Ethics and Aesthetics of Eco-caring written by Margarita Estévez-Saá and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-06-09 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book applies ecofeminist ethics to the realm of aesthetics, offering instances of how alternative configurations of the self, of nature and of non-human animals can go hand in hand with different and viable experiences and visions of environmental welfare. Preceded by an insightful introduction on the history of ecofeminism and of ecofeminist literary criticism, the chapters included in the volume illustrate the continuing theoretical influence of seminal ecofeminists such as Carolyn Merchant, Rosemary Ruether, Karen Warren, Val Plumwood, as well as an awareness of more recent trends in ecofeminist formulations such as those proposed by Greta Gaard, Serenella Iovino, or Vernon Gras. The book also includes instances of contemporary nature writing such as the text by Irish poet Grace Wells, as well as case studies of the application of ecofeminist tenets in contemporary poetry and fiction written by both men and women. As the contributors demonstrate, contemporary writers are currently deploying a sound interest in the envisioning of alternative visions of healthy and ethical relationships between the human self and the natural environment. This book will be of interest to those researching the use of language for posthumanist ethics, the deconstruction of gender dichotomies and the ethics of care and environmental justice, as well as to those studying the wider field of ecofeminist literature. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s Studies.

Embodied Activisms

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1793616531
Pages : 329 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

Download or read book Embodied Activisms written by Victoria A. Newsom and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-02-09 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embodied Activisms explores activists’ use of their bodies to resist hegemonic power and promote justice. This book spans historical perspectives, current contexts including police accountability activism and Black Lives Matter, and the most recent scholarship to interrogate activist engagement from the Americas to the Mediterranean.

Fractured Borders

Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN : 047202468X
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book Fractured Borders written by Mary K. DeShazer and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2010-02-05 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women have been writing about cancer for decades, but since the early 1990s, the body of literature on cancer has increased exponentially as growing numbers of women face the searing realities of the disease and give testimony to its ravages and revelations. Fractured Borders: Reading Women's Cancer Literature surveys a wide range of contemporary writing about breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer, including works by Marilyn Hacker, Margaret Edson, Carole Maso, Audre Lorde, Eve Sedgwick, Mahasweta Devi, Lucille Clifton, Alicia Ostriker, Jayne Anne Phillips, Terry Tempest Williams, and Jeanette Winterson, among many others. DeShazer's readings bring insights from body theory, performance theory, feminist literary criticism, French feminisms, and disability studies to bear on these works, shining new light on a literary subject that is engaging more and more writers. "An important and useful book that will appeal to people in a variety of fields and walks of life, including scholars, teachers, and anyone interested in this subject." --Suzanne Poirier, University of Illinois at Chicago "A book on a timely and important topic, wisely written beyond scholarly boundaries and crossing many theoretical and disciplinary lines." --Patricia Moran, University of California, Davis

Women In Utah History

Publisher : University Press of Colorado
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ISBN : 0874215161
Pages : 450 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (874 users)

Download or read book Women In Utah History written by Patricia Lyn Scott and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2005-11-30 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A project of the Utah Women’s History Association and cosponsored by the Utah State Historical Society, Paradigm or Paradox provides the first thorough survey of the complicated history of all Utah women. Some of the finest historians studying Utah examine the spectrum of significant social and cultural topics in the state’s history that particularly have involved or affected women.