Found in Alberta

Found in Alberta

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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, Indigenous perspectives, and nuclear power. Contributions from an ecocritical perspective provide insight into environmentally themed poetry, photography, and biography. Since the actions of Albertaa€™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.In the transition from colony to nation, Canadian commentators transformed the Rocky Mountain height of land into a natural obstacle to be surmounted in the nationbuilding narrative. ... Indications are that the a#39;dividea#39; will keep flowing westward toward the Pacific Oceana€ (Globe 1923, 4).4 The Great Divide as a representational space of national unity was the subject of an acrostic poem written in 1893 by J.D. Edgar (Lefebvre 1991).5 The Member of Parliament and eventual Deputyanbsp;...

Title:Found in Alberta
Author: Robert Boschman, Mario Trono
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2014-12-15

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