This interdisciplinary collection explores Victorian literature and its connection to various fields such as environmental history, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Further, the edition features seminal nineteenth-century figures advancing the cause of early environmental justice linked to place.
This book affirms its feminist and activist roots, resists gender essentialisms, and companions the activist orientations of critical animal studies and environmental justice. It draws on feminist science and anticolonial studies, utilizing a posthumanist, queer feminist methodology to enhance discussions of today's ecopolitical challenges.
This volume explores the relationship in postwar American literature between masculinity and place, tracing the development of the 'domesticated man' of midcentury and the continual subversion of this established vision of masculinity by alternate systems of symbols and ecological consciousness.