Writing Belonging at the Millennium

Writing Belonging at the Millennium Notes from the Field on Settler-Colonial Place - Cultural Studies of Natures, Landscapes and Environments

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Synopsis

In Writing Belonging at the Millennium, Emily Potter critically considers the long-standing settler-colonial pursuit of belonging manifested through an obsession with firm and stable ground. This pursuit continues across the field of the postcolonial nation today; the recognition of colonization's destructive impacts on humans and environments troublingly generates a renewed desire to secure non-indigenous belonging. Focusing on the crucial role that Australia's contemporary literature plays in shaping ideas of place and its inhabitation, Potter tracks non-indigenous belonging claims through a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to examine how settler-colonial anxieties about belonging intersect with intensifying environmental challenges. Significantly, she proposes that new understandings of unsettled and uncertain non-indigenous belonging may actually be fruitful context for decolonizing relations with place - something that is imperative in a time of heightened global environmental crisis.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841505138
Publisher: Intellect Books
Imprint: Intellect Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 344g
Height: 244mm
Width: 169mm
Spine width: 18mm