Ecodocumentaries: Critical Essays (Hardcover)

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Preface.Simon C. Estok.- Introduction.Rayson K. Alex and S. Susan Deborah.-Part 1: Land, Food, Ethics.-1. In God's Land: Cinematic Affect, Animation, and the Perceptual Dilemmas of Slow Violence.Salma Monani.-2. Transnational perspectives on land ethics: Elemental and Not My Land.Pietari K p .-3. Communal Indian Farming and Food Ecology: A Reading of Timbaktu.Pat Brereton.Part II: Development, Waste, Ethics.-4. Ecological Imperialism in the Age of the Posthuman: David Fedele's E-Wasteland.Basak Agin Donmez.-5. Wasted Humans and Garbage Animals: Deadly Transcorporeality and Documentary Activism.Chia-ju Chang.-6. Surviving Progress, Modernity and Making Sense of the Crisis in Nature.Divya Anand.-Part III: Tree, River, Ethics.-7. What is a fig?.Nirmal Selvamony.-8. Elemental as Existential and Mythic Parable.John A. Duvall.-9. The Possibilities of a River and a Dance: An Ecoethnographic Analysis of Kuttan Aarangottu's Bhagavathy aattu.Sreejith Varma R. and Swarnalatha Rangarajan.-10. Eco-exoticism in Thorny Land: Invasion of Cheemakaruvel.Rayson K. Alex, Samuel Moses Srinivas K and S. Susan Deborah.

About the Author

Rayson K. Alex, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, West India. He is one of the editors of Essays in Ecocriticism (2007) and Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations (2014). Along with S. Susan Deborah, K. Samuel Moses and Sachindev P.S., he founded 'The Ecomedia Team' in 2005 which gradually grew into tiNai Ecofilm Festival (, an international ecofilm festival dedicated to ecodocumentaries. His academic interests are in the areas of indigenous studies, ecoindigeneity, ecocinema studies and ecocriticism.S. Susan Deborah, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, M. E. S. College of Arts & Commerce, Goa, West India. She is one of the editors of Culture and Media: Ecocritical Explorations (2014), the first volume in the area of ecocinema in India. She is the recipient (along with Rayson K. Alex) of ASLE-USA Media Subvention Grant, for creating an interactive video space for ecocinema scholarship. Her interests lie in food studies, ecomedia and ecocriticism.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781137562234
ISBN-10: 1137562234
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 24th, 2016
Pages: 213
Language: English