Here and There

Here and There

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The global economy threatens the uniqueness of places, people, and experiences. In Here and There, Bill Conlogue tests the assumption that literature and local places matter less and less in a world that economists describe as a€œflat, a€ politicians believe has a€œglobalized, a€ and social scientists imagine as a a€œglobal village.a€ Each chapter begins at home, journeys elsewhere, and returns to the authora€™s native and chosen region, northeastern Pennsylvania. Through the prisms of literature and history, the book explores tensions and conflicts within the region created by national and global demand for its resources: fertile farmland, forest products, anthracite coal, and college-educated young people. Making connections between local and global environmental issues, Here and There uses the Pennsylvania watersheds of urban Lackawanna and rural Lackawaxen to highlight the importance of understanding and protecting the places we call home.At the following yeara#39;s WLA, nineteen ecocritics offered position papers about narrative scholarship. ... in introducing the personal into scholarly work, narrative scholarship does occupy a unique position within ecocritical practice, ... Azar Nafisia#39;s Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003), for example, has been a runaway best seller.

Title:Here and There
Author:Bill Conlogue
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2013-10-28


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