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Back Story: Migration, Assimilation and Invasion in the Nineteenth Century [book chapter]

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dc.contributor.author Ritvo, Harriet
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-19T19:23:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-19T19:23:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415716567
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415716574
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/83082
dc.description.abstract Research from a humanist perspective has much to offer in interrogating the social and cultural ramifications of invasion ecologies. The impossibility of securing national boundaries against accidental transfer and the unpredictable climatic changes of our time have introduced new dimensions and hazards to this old issue. Written by a team of international scholars, this book allows us to rethink the impact on national, regional or local ecologies of the deliberate or accidental introduction of foreign species, plant and animal. Modern environmental approaches that treat nature with naïve realism or mobilize it as a moral absolute, unaware or unwilling to accept that it is informed by specific cultural and temporal values, are doomed to fail. Instead, this book shows that we need to understand the complex interactions of ecologies and societies in the past, present and future over the Anthropocene, in order to address problems of the global environmental crisis. It demonstrates how humanistic methods and disciplines can be used to bring fresh clarity and perspective on this long vexed aspect of environmental thought and practice. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415716574/ en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ en_US
dc.source Ritvo via Michelle Baildon en_US
dc.title Back Story: Migration, Assimilation and Invasion in the Nineteenth Century [book chapter] en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ritvo, Harriet. "Back Story: Migration, Assimilation, and Invasion in the Nineteenth Century." in Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities, edited by Jodi Frawley, Iain McCalman. (New York: Routledge, 2014), chapter 2. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities. History Section en_US
dc.contributor.approver Ritvo, Harriet en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Ritvo, Harriet en_US
dc.relation.journal Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/BookItem en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Ritvo, Harriet en_US
dc.identifier.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6278-3571


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