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By Tom Tyler, Manuela Rossini, Manuela S. Rossini

ISBN-10: 9004168672

ISBN-13: 9789004168671

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Think for instance of how Canada’s Arctic, which until fairly recently signified to Europeans and non-aboriginal Canadians barren wastes and frigid wilderness, is increasingly coming to signify rapid climate change and even warm temperatures. However, many writers who depict the natural world throw a monkey wrench (or perhaps a Conibear or leg-hold trap) into the poststructuralist conundrum that everything is always already textual. Such writers tend to reinforce or even radically extend that dictum, but they are just as likely to deconstruct it.

1985. ’ American Psychologist 40 (8) (August): 905–19. Daston, Lorraine and Gregg Mitman, eds. 2005. Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism. New York: Columbia University Press. 29 This is not to say that a scientific or philosophical endeavour which adopts an investigative strategy that is broadly in line with what was called ‘critical’ or ‘heuristic’ anthropomorphism might not be productive or illuminating. Far from it: Lockwood lists a series of cases “where an anthropomorphic perspective has been helpful” (1989, pp.

1999, p. 90) The recognition scene, which engenders in him joy and a surge of unnamed corporeal feelings (or perhaps I should say mammalian energy) is stirred by his encounter not, in this instance, with another human or even a non-human animal, but a landform and a place. 11 As he writes in the opening pages of his book Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook, If the land has a voice, the [Baby] Boomers have not heard it yet. If, in these pages, I can sometimes hit the notes that echo and harmonize with that sustaining voice, I will be satisfied.

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