There have regularly been a few uninhabitable areas, yet within the final century humans have produced many extra of them. those anti-landscapes have proliferated to incorporate the sandy wastes of what was the Aral Sea, critically polluted irrigated lands, open pit mines, blighted nuclear zones, coastal parts inundated by means of emerging seas, and so on. The Anti-Landscape examines the emergence of such websites, how they've been understood, and the way a few of them were recovered for habitation. The anti-landscape refers either to creative and literary representations and to precise areas that not maintain existence. This heritage comprises T. S. Eliot's Wasteland and Cormac McCarthy's The Road in addition to pollution, recycled railway strains, images and landfills. It hyperlinks theories of aesthetics, politics, tourism, background, geography, and literature into the recent synthesis of the environmental humanities. The Anti-Landscape presents an interdisciplinary procedure that strikes past the fake duality of nature vs. tradition, and past analysis and grievance to the recovery of broken websites into our advanced historical past. this can be the 1st quantity in a brand new Rodopi sequence: reports in Environmental Humanities.
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