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The Planetary Turn - Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century

Amy J. Elias

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ISBN 10: 0810130734 / ISBN 13: 9780810130739
Published by Northwestern University
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Title: The Planetary Turn - Relationality and ...

Publisher: Northwestern University

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A groundbreaking essay collection that pursues the rise of geoculture as an essential framework for arts criticism, The Planetary Turn shows how the planet—as a territory, a sociopolitical arena, a natural space of interaction for all earthly life, and an artistic theme—is increasingly the conceptual and political dimension in which twenty-first-century writers and artists picture themselves and their work. In an introduction that comprehensively defines the planetary model of art, culture, and cultural-aesthetic interpretation, the editors explain how the living planet is emerging as distinct from older concepts of globalization, cosmopolitanism, and environmentalism and is becoming a new ground for exciting work in contemporary literature, visual and media arts, and social humanities. Written by internationally recognized scholars, the twelve essays that follow illustrate the unfolding of a new vision of potential planetary community that retools earlier models based on the nation-state or political “blocs” and reimagines cultural, political, aesthetic, and ethical relationships for the post–Cold War era.

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AMY J. ELIAS is a professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

CHRISTIAN MORARU is a professor of American literature and critical theory at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

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