Econarrative: Ethics, Ecology, and the Search for New Narratives to Live By

Stibbe, Arran ORCID: 0000-0002-3854-9854 (2023) Econarrative: Ethics, Ecology, and the Search for New Narratives to Live By. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350263130

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Econarratives are all around us, describing and shaping human interactions with other species and the physical environment. This book provides a foundational theory of econarrative, drawing from narratology, human ecology, critical discourse analysis, and ecolinguistics, and offering insights from a rich variety of texts including: · Creation myths · Indigenous podcasts · Ethical leadership speeches · Haiku poetry · Documentary films · New nature writing · Advertisements and campaigns · Apocalyptic stories Adopting a global, transdisciplinary approach, it conducts in-depth analysis of specific works, including the Cherokee myth How the World Was Made, the speeches of Vandana Shiva, Nightwalk by Chris Yates, Naomi Klein's documentary This Changes Everything, the podcasts of Mohawk seed-keeper Rowen White, the Book of Revelation, and The Dark Mountain Manifesto. Raising awareness of the powerful role that language plays in structuring our lives and society, the book reveals narratological and linguistic features that convey activation, emotion, empathy, identity, placefulness, enchantment, compassion and other key factors that shape interactions with the natural world. If we want real, fundamental change, then we must search for new econarratives to live by.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2023 15:32
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 15:28

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