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Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene is a collection of essays about the natural environment in a province rich in natural resources and aggressive in development goals. This is a casebook on Alberta from which emerges a far wider set of implications for North America and for the biosphere in general. The writers come from an array of disciplinary backgrounds within the environmental humanities.

The essays examine the oil/tar sands, climate change, provincial government policy, food production, industry practices, legal frameworks, wilderness spaces, hunting, Aboriginal perspectives, and nuclear power. Contributions from an ecocritical perspective provide insight into environmentally themed poetry, photography, and biography.

Since the actions of Alberta’s industries and government are currently at the heart of a global environmental debate, this collection is valuable to those wishing to understand the natural and commercial forces in play. The editors present an introductory argument that frames these interests inside a call for a rethinking of our assumptions about the natural world and our place within it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Maude Barlow
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Alberta and the Anthropocene
  2. Mario Trono and Robert Boschman
  3. pp. 1-26
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  1. Part I: Found in Alberta
  2. pp. 27-28
  1. 1. Re-engineering the Contours of Civilization: Alberta Land Trusts and the Neoliberalization of Nature
  2. Lorelei L. Hanson
  3. pp. 29-46
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  1. 2. Bum Steer: Adulterant E. coli and the Nature–Culture Dichotomy
  2. Robert Boschman
  3. pp. 47-66
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  1. 3. “There Is No Such Place as Away”: Reconciling the Abject in Ecology and Poetry
  2. Harry Vandervlist
  3. pp. 67-82
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  1. Part II: Bituminous Sands
  2. pp. 83-84
  1. 4. Visualizing Alberta: Duelling Documentaries and Bituminous Sands
  2. Geo Takach
  3. pp. 85-104
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  1. 5. Critical Literacy and Discursive Governance Control(s) in Canada’s Oil/Tar Sands
  2. Conny Davidsen
  3. pp. 105-124
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  1. 6. Are the Oil Sands Sublime?: Edward Burtynsky and the Vicissitudes of the Sublime
  2. T.R. Kover
  3. pp. 125-148
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  1. 7. From Railway to Pipeline: The Great Divide as Landscape and Rhetoric
  2. Sean Atkins
  3. pp. 149-170
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  1. Part III: Policy and Legal Perspectives
  2. pp. 171-172
  1. 8. Fostering Environmental Citizenship
  2. Mishka Lysack, Benjamin Thibault, and Greg Powell
  3. pp. 173-194
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  1. 9. Environmental Divide: The Nuclear Power Debate in Alberta and Saskatchewan
  2. Duane Bratt
  3. pp. 195-214
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  1. 10. Do Corporations Have to Consider Sustainability?
  2. Jeffrey Bone
  3. pp. 215-228
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  1. Part IV: Wilderness
  2. pp. 229-230
  1. 11. Defending the Wild: Time to Think Beyond Legislated Wilderness
  2. Shaun Fluker
  3. pp. 231-260
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  1. 12. Place, Desire, and Maps: Representing Wilderness at the Columbia Icefield
  2. Benedict Fullalove
  3. pp. 261-280
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  1. 13. Radical Albertans? Hunting as the Subversion of Heroic Enlightenment
  2. Nathan Kowalsky
  3. pp. 281-302
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  1. Part V: Shared Horizons
  2. pp. 303-304
  1. 14. Indigenous Environmental Ethics and the Limits of Cultural Evolutionary Thinking
  2. Sam McKegney
  3. pp. 305-328
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  1. 15. Bioaesthetics and the American West
  2. Curtis Whitaker
  3. pp. 329-346
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  1. 16. Cultivating Longitudinal Knowledge: Alternate Stories for an Alternative Chronopolitics of Climate Change
  2. Anita Girvan
  3. pp. 347-370
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 371-376
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-392
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  1. Series Page, Further Reading
  2. pp. 393-394
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554589722
Related ISBN
9781554589593
MARC Record
OCLC
880490528
Pages
398
Launched on MUSE
2014-12-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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