Haiku and Beyond: Language, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World

Stibbe, Arran (2007) Haiku and Beyond: Language, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People and Animals, 20 (2). pp. 101-112. ISSN 0892-7936

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Abstract

This article presents a detailed analysis of the representation of animals, plants and nature in Japanese haiku. In haiku, animals and plants are written back into the language, appearing for themselves as manifestations of life deserving of empathy and respect. In this way, haiku encourage ecological consciousness in tune with the local environment, in contrast to both industrial and environmental discourses in the west, which frequently portray animals as objects, tokens of species, or resources. The power of haiku, the conclusion claims, lies in its ability to transcend itself and encourage relationships with nature which are unmediated by language.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Author Keywords:discourse; ecolinguistics; ecology; haiku; language KeyWords Plus:Animals: Humans; Construction
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 16:57
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 17:33
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/675

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