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Postmodern wetlands : culture, history, ecology

Author: Rodney James Giblett
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1996.
Series: Postmodern theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Postmodern Wetlands explores the representation of wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.) in western culture. For many, wetlands are a place of disease and horror often associated with the melancholy and the monstrous; in short, they are 'black waters'. Yet, ecologically, wetlands are vitally important for human and other life on earth: they are 'living' waters. The aim of this book is to produce a cultural critique of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Giblett, Rodney James.
Postmodern wetlands.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1996
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney James Giblett
ISBN: 0748608443 9780748608447 013355306X 9780133553062
OCLC Number: 37725690
Description: xiv, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: Where Land and Water Meet --
Ch. 2. Philosophy in the Wetlands: The S(ub)lime and the Uncanny --
Ch. 3. A Modern City and its Swamp Sett(l)ing: Decolonising Perth's Wetlands --
Ch. 4. The World/Womb as Wetland, the Modern City as Cultural Symptom and the Postmodern City as Swamp --
Ch. 5. Swamp Sickness: Marsh Miasma and Bodily Effluvia --
Ch. 6. The Nether Regions: Sexuality, the Gendered Body and the Swamps of the Great Mother/Earth --
Ch. 7. The Melancholic Marshes and the Slough of Despond: The Psycho(eco)logy of Swamps --
Ch. 8. Marsh Monsters and Swamp Serpents: Horror of Horrors --
Ch. 9. Rebels and Runaways: The Wetland as Refuge and Site of Resistance --
Ch. 10. Conclusion: Writing a Word for Wetlands.
Series Title: Postmodern theory.
Responsibility: Rodney James Giblett.


Rod Giblett examines the swamp from a cross-disciplinary standpoint.  Read more...
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