Green Canada by Oriana PalusciGreen Canada by Oriana Palusci

Green Canada

EditorOriana Palusci

Paperback | July 29, 2016

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This book explores environmental issues in Canada employing an interdisciplinary approach. It adopts several reading frameworks, encompassing the fields of literature, ecocriticism, linguistics, tourism, social sciences, architecture and geography. It investigates the keyword ‘green’ from a multiplicity of perspectives, including the voice of Cree writer Louise B. Halfe/Sky Dancer. Thus, green should be seen as one of the main symbolic colours which define contemporary Canadian identity.

Its six sections address intertwined issues such as the preservation and annihilation of the green landscape, the re-rooting of indigenous worldviews, the impact of Italian rural traditions in urban Canada, the influence of contemporary literary landscapes, the language of green in tourism and linguistics. At the end of the volume, Margaret Atwood’s recent writings are considered as playing a crucial role in the new consciousness of green Canada.

Oriana Palusci is full professor of English at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ (Italy). She has published extensively on a number of literary, linguistic and environmental topics related to English, American and Canadian Studies. She is the President of the Italian Association for Canadian Studies.
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Title:Green CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.5 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:July 29, 2016Publisher:P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Éditions Scientifiques InternationalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:2875743708

ISBN - 13:9782875743701

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The importance of studying Canada and its environment from an interdisciplinary approach – How green can define symbolically Canada – The way in which ‘green’ can be articulated in order to give a complex picture of contemporary Canada – How the preservation and destruction of the environment represents the past and the future of the country.