Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2008

264 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195335644

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Sense of Place and Sense of Planet

The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Ursula K. Heise

  • Examines the connections between environmentalism/ecocriticism and theories of globalization and cosmopolitanism on the one hand and risk theory (especially Ulrich Beck's theory of the "risk society") on the other
  • Critiques the localist emphasis of North American environmentalism (the "sense of place")
  • Focuses on texts and artworks from both the US and Germany
  • Examines a variety of different artifacts: novels, poetry, films, computer software, installation art
  • Includes an epilogue on climate change and its artistic representations to date