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Volume 34, Number 2, Summer 2009

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Ethnicity and Ecocriticism

Guest Editors: Joni Adamson and Scott Slovic

Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Shoulders We Stand On: An Introduction to Ethnicity and Ecocriticism

pp. 5-24 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0019


Toxic Colonialism, Environmental Justice, and Native Resistance in Silko’s Almanac of the Dead

pp. 25-42 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0023

The Toxic Body Politic: Ethnicity, Gender, and Corrective Eco-Justice in Ruth Ozeki’s My Year of Meats and Judith Helfand and Daniel Gold’s Blue Vinyl

pp. 43-62 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0017

“I Got the Blues” Epistemology: Jayne Cortez’s Poetry for Eco-Crisis

pp. 63-80 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0025

Saving Maine for the Indian: The Legacy of Joseph Nicolar’s The Life and Traditions of the Red Man

pp. 81-101 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0030

Born Out of the Creek Landscape: Reconstructing Community and Continuance in Craig Womack’s Drowning in Fire

pp. 103-123 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0027

Reimagining the Ethnic Enclave: Gentrification, Rooted Cosmopolitanism, and Ernesto Quiñonez’s Chango’s Fire

pp. 125-139 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0032

Real Presence: The Numina in Italian American Poetry

pp. 141-156 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0031

Pruning the Past, Shaping the Future: David Mas Masumoto and Organic Nothingness

pp. 157-174 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0028

Borderlands as Bioregion: Jovita González, Gloria Anzaldúa, and the Twentieth-Century Ecological Revolution in the Rio Grande Valley

pp. 175-189 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0029


Listening to the Land: Native American Literary Responses to the Landscape (review)

pp. 190-193 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0026

Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land (review)

pp. 194-196 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0024

Second Arrivals: Landscape and Belonging in Contemporary Writing of the Americas (review)

pp. 197-198 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0022

Haunted by Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West, and: I Call to Remembrance: Toyo Suyemoto’s Years of Internment, and: Letters to the Valley: A Harvest of Memories (review)

pp. 199-202 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0020

Border Fictions: Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States (review)

pp. 203-206 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0018



pp. 207-210 | DOI: 10.1353/mel.0.0021

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