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Ties that bind: international studies in ecocriticism

Ballard, Abbey and Parham, John (2020) Ties that bind: international studies in ecocriticism. Green Letters, 24 (2). pp. 101-107. ISSN 2168-1414

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As they say, there is nothing quite so quintessentially British as a cup of tea. The murky substance inhabits our daily lives, our social interactions, and our culture. A strong cup of tea is inherent in narratives of British identity. Yet tea is a product of colonial exploits and capitalist systems rooted in patterns of social and environmental injustice. By exposing the edible matter of tea as a global commodity it becomes imbued with meaning, the very matter saturated with the devastating impact of global capitalist systems and historical regimes of empire and

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: literature, literary theory, ecocriticism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: John Parham
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 17:14

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