Us and Them: Empathy, Ecocide and the Graphic Ecofable

Osmond, Matthew (2015) Us and Them: Empathy, Ecocide and the Graphic Ecofable. Politics of Place, Issue 3 (Green Connections), 2500 words (approx) (3\7). ISSN

Text (Discussion of recent graphic literature addressing itself to ecological crisis)
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A discussion of two recent graphic novels that dress ecological crisis: Stephanie McMillan’s and Derrick Jensen’s As the World Burns: 50 simple things you can do to stay in denial, and Nick Hayes’ The Rime of the Modern Mariner. In asking what it is exactly that these stories are trying to do, the discussion uses them both to explore the related idea of “cultural psychotherapy”, proposed in 2008 by the human ecologist Alastair McIntosh.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Geography & Environment
Philosophy & Psychology
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Illustration
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Depositing User: Mat Osmond
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 12:33
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:30


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