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The Resource Shifting the ground : American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race, Rachel Stein

Shifting the ground : American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race, Rachel Stein

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Shifting the ground : American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race
Title
Shifting the ground
Title remainder
American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Stein
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Shifting the Ground, Rachel Stein adds a feminist slant to the rapidly growing field of ecocriticism. Americans have historically defined themselves in terms of their conquest of "virgin land." Unfortunately, this identification has often proved disastrous to groups such as women, Native Americans, and African Americans, who were regarded as nature incarnate, part of the ground that must be mastered in the name of nation." "From a perspective of ecofeminist theory, Stein suggests that selected writings by Emily Dickinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Leslie Marmon Silko cannily revise intersections between American conceptions of nature and problematic formulations of gender and race. Writing from diverse social positions, each author examines a historical instance of this colonial conjunction: Dickinson grapples with the forces of Victorian Puritanism; Hurston interrogates Afro-Caribbean and African-American women's abuse as "beasts of burden"; Walker examines black mothers' struggles in the Jim Crow South as the legacy of their history as "chattel" slaves; and Silko treats the social ills of Native Americans as stemming from their objectification by white settlers."--Jacket
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DLC
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Stein, Rachel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Women and literature
  • Walker, Alice
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon
  • American literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
Label
Shifting the ground : American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race, Rachel Stein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nature is a haunted house" : Emily Dickinson's reconstruction of nature and gender -- Rerooting the sacred tree : nature, Black women, and voodoo in Zora Neale Hurston's Tell my horse and Their eyes were watching God -- Returning to the sacred tree : Black women, nature and political resistance in Alice Walker's Meridian -- Contested ground : nature, narrative, and Native American identity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Almanac of the dead
Control code
ocm36499053
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9780813917412
Lccn
97009841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Shifting the ground : American women writers' revisions of nature, gender, and race, Rachel Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Nature is a haunted house" : Emily Dickinson's reconstruction of nature and gender -- Rerooting the sacred tree : nature, Black women, and voodoo in Zora Neale Hurston's Tell my horse and Their eyes were watching God -- Returning to the sacred tree : Black women, nature and political resistance in Alice Walker's Meridian -- Contested ground : nature, narrative, and Native American identity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Almanac of the dead
Control code
ocm36499053
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9780813917412
Lccn
97009841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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