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Abstract: This dissertation joins the conversation on environmentalism from a
humanities perspective that is attentive to the struggle for racial, gender, and class
equality in environmental policy and planning. Through an analysis of the works of writers
from diverse racial backgrounds spanning the twentieth century--including María Cristina
Mena (1893-1965), Jayne Cortez (1936- ), Karen Tei ... read moreYamashita (1951- ), Mark Nowak (1964- ),
and David Treuer (1970- )--I emphasize that literature's role in the environmental movement
is to inspire human values are crucial for change.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Tufts University, 2012.
Submitted to the Dept. of English.
Advisor: Elizabeth Ammons.
Committee: Modhumita Roy, Christina Sharpe, and James Engell.
Keywords: American literature, and Environmental studies.read less