Literature and the EnvironmentLiterature and the Environment

Here , at the intersection of environmental imperatives and political possibilities , the environment becomes a " social issue , " and the authors and books that we examine in this volume all come to this crossing with a commitment to ...

Author: George Hart

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321493


Page: 212

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Scholars critique the works of eleven leading 20th century authors who have explored environmental issues in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

Bioethics and Medical Issues in LiteratureBioethics and Medical Issues in Literature

EXPLORING SOCIAL ISSUES THROUGH LITERATURE BIOETHICS AND MEDICAL ISSUES IN LITERATURE MAHALA YATES STRIPLING Tremendous advances in science and technology have made bioethical and medical issues central to contemporary philosophical ...

Author: Mahala Yates Stripling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313320403


Page: 266

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Analyzes the literary theme of moral conduct relating to medical conditions in a selection of noteworthy works, and provides a chronology of major events in world literature, medicine, and science from ancient Sumerian times through 2005.

Race and Racism in LiteratureRace and Racism in Literature

Issues of race and racism have long permeated American society and continue to be among the most important social concerns ... Also in the EXPLORING SOCIAL ISSUES THROUGH LITERATURE Series LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT YOUTH GANGS IN ...

Author: Charles E. Wilson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031332820X


Page: 184

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Analyzes prejudice as a literary theme in a selection of noteworthy works, including discrimination against African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans.

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson

Literature and the Environment: Exploring Social Issues through Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood P. Print. Lyon, T. J. "A Taxonomy of Nature Writing" in Glotfelty, Cheryll and Harold Fromm, 276—281. Lyon, T. J. (2001).

Author: Karen F. Stein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462090682


Page: 194

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Karen F. Stein University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA Rachel Carson is the twentieth century’s most significant environmentalist. Her books about the sea blend science and poetry as they invite readers to share her celebration of the ocean’s wonders. Silent Spring, her graphic and compelling exposé of the damage caused by the widespread aerial spraying of persistent organic pesticides such as DDT, opened our eyes to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the ecological systems we inhabit. Carson’s work challenges our belief that science and technology can control the natural world, asks us to recognize our place in the world around us, and inspires us to treat the earth respectfully. She calls us to rekindle our sense of wonder at nature’s power and beauty, and to tread lightly on the earth so that it will continue to sustain us and our descendants. This book guides readers on a journey through Carson’s life and work, considers Carson’s legacies, and points to some of the continuing challenges to sustainability. It provides a listing of resources for reading, learning, or teaching about the environment, about nature writing, and about Carson and the crucial issues she addressed.

Youth Gangs in LiteratureYouth Gangs in Literature

THROUGH LITERATURE YOUTH GANGS IN LITERATURE CLAUDIA DURST JOHNSON Gang culture is one of the most volatile issues to ... Also in the Exploring Social Issues through Literature Series Literature and the Environment ISBN 0-313-32749-1 ...

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327491


Page: 272

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Presents a short history of the many different types of youth gangs, with critical analysis on how they are depicted in various works of literature.

Labor and Workplace Issues in LiteratureLabor and Workplace Issues in Literature

Recent Contributions in Exploring Social Issues through Literature Literature and the Environment George Hart and Scott Slavic , editors Youth Gangs in Literature Claudia Durst Johnson Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature Mahala ...

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031333286X


Page: 216

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Chapters examine labor and workplace issues in Hard Times, Life in the Iron Mills, Bartleby the Scrivener, The Grapes of Wrath, and other widely studied literary works.

The Green GhostThe Green Ghost

Print. Hart, George, and Scott Slovic. Literature and the Environment. Exploring Social Issues through Literature. Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 2004. Print. Heise, Ursula K. “The Android and the Animal.” PMLA 124.2 (2009): 503–10.

Author: Chad Weidner

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334865


Page: 214

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Weidner uncovers the ecological context of Burrough's literary texts. Pushing the boundaries of ecocritical theory and practice, Weidner provides a fresh perspective on Burroughs and suggests new theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the work of other Beat writers.

The Impact of Corporate Social ResponsibilityThe Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility

In their very recent bibliometric analysis of the CSR literature, Barnett et al. (2020) argue that even the most cited studies have predominantly focused on measuring CSR activities rather than on the actual impacts, and on exploring ...

Author: Robert Kudłak

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000643961


Page: 208

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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Activities, the Environment and Society adds to the current debate on the societal-level impacts of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This edited volume offers conceptual and empirical contributions highlighting various dimensions of CSR impacts. What differentiates the book from others is that we examine the impact of CSR at the societal level, rather than focussing only on those at occur at the level of the firm. The book’s contributions present novel perspectives that comprise, among others, empirical analyses of CSR activities, accounts of impacts in various geographic locations, and state-of-the-art reviews of extant literature on the topic. The practical examples and theory-building presented here help us to better capture the societal impacts of contemporary CSR practice. This book will appeal to scholars and students as well as practitioners and policy makers interested in practical and theoretical aspects of CSR impacts at the societal-level.

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium Sized Libraries and Media Centers 2006Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium Sized Libraries and Media Centers 2006

It is part of a continuing series entitled Exploring Social Issues Through Literature , which apparently has three other volume in print : Literature and the Environment ( see ARBA 2005 , entry 1008 ) , Youth Gangs in Literature ( see ...

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591583802


Page: 380

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An annotated bibliography listing general reference works as well as those on social sciences, humanities, and science and technology

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the EnvironmentThe Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment

As chroniclers of ecocriticism's development have noted, we have moved quite rapidly beyond efforts in the 1990s to ... Literature, Animals, Environment explores the overlap between postcolonial concerns and the global problem of our ...

Author: Louise Westling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107029927


Page: 285

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This authoritative collection of rigorous but accessible essays investigates the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism.