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An Island in the Stream

Ecocritical and Literary Responses to Cuban Environmental Culture · Ecocritical Theory and Practice

by David Taylor Editor · Scott Slovic Editor

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An Island in the Stream, a collaboration between Cuban and American writers and scholars, is a diverse collection of ecocritical and literary responses to the natural environment in Cuba and to Cuban environmental culture. The chapters explore Cuba's vibrant cultural history with particular attention to literature and the visual and performing arts, which are viewed through such lenses as ecofeminism, postcolonial ecocriticism, multiculturalism, and the nuclear imaginary, among others. American environmentalists have long viewed modern Cuba as a model of progressive environmental thinking. In the 1990s, the Cuban government made sustainability a centerpiece of national policy initiatives. This book explores some of the historical foundations of contemporary sustainability efforts in Cuba, while also describing the current environmental situation in that part of the world. From José Martí to Excilia Saldaña, from Antonio Nuñez Jiménez to Lydia Cabrera, the chapters here aim to provide a starting point for others who wish to learn about Cuban environmental thought. The conjunction of scholarly and creative work is a gesture toward the interdependence of humanities research and artistic expression, both of which seek to encourage environmental and cultural mindfulness and sensitivity.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2019
Series:
Ecocritical Theory and Practice

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David Taylor (Editor)

Armando Fernandez Soriano is coordinator for ecological politics for La Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Cuba. Scott Slovic is professor of literature and environment and professor of natural resources and society at...

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David Taylor (Contributor)

Armando Fernandez Soriano is coordinator for ecological politics for La Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Cuba. Scott Slovic is professor of literature and environment and professor of natural resources and society at...

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Creators

Contributor :
Robert Michael Pyle
Contributor :
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Editor :
David Taylor
Contributor :
David Taylor
Editor :
Scott Slovic
Contributor :
Scott Slovic
Contributor :
George B. Handley
Contributor :
Sylvia Torti
Contributor :
Heriberto Feraudy Espino
Editor :
Armando Fernandez Soriano
Contributor :
Susan E. Bender
Contributor :
Blas Falconer
Contributor :
Gabriel Horowitz
Contributor :
Mayra Beatriz Martinez
Contributor :
Margarita Mateo Palmer
Contributor :
Karina Pino Gallardo
Contributor :
Laura Ruiz Montes
Contributor :
Christina Maria Garcia
Contributor :
Mariana G. Serra García
An Island in the Stream
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