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Title:The Sound and the Fury: Common Sense About the Exxon Valdez
Author(s):Gordon, Philip Sherman
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Grossberg, Lawrence
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Speech Communication
Abstract:Using articulation theory, it moves beyond the quagmire of the great wilderness debate, and charts a middle ground between, on the one hand, the overly optimistic and non-deterministic celebration of "wild nature" as an unproblematic solution to complex social and ecological problems, and, on the other hand, the overly pessimistic and deterministic critique of "wild nature" as guaranteed ideology, an always already coopted term which indirectly supports the very things it ostensibly resists. This study looks at how those articulations were forged in the context of the struggle against oil pollution in Alaska, and attempts to evaluate their effects, maintaining critical understandings of nature and wilderness without rejecting those terms out of hand, or out of the context of the specific social and ecological struggles in which they were deployed.
Issue Date:2003
Description:320 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3111547
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003

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