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Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change

John Holmes McDowell, Katherine Borland, Rebecca Dirksen, and Sue Tuohy


Performing Environmentalisms: Expressive Culture and Ecological Change is a fresh contribution to the environmental humanities, offering ten original essays anchored in the fields of folklore studies and ethnomusicology that engage productively with forms of traditional expressive culture at the crux of environmental debate and conflict. These essays draw on ethnographic research in several world regions to explore the ways individuals and groups express and perform their connection to the environment as they interpret changing environments, manage ecological crises, and seek to change policie ... More

Keywords: environmental humanities, performance, expressive culture, vernacular culture, environmental justice, ecomusicology, ecopoetics, traditional ecological knowledge, spirituality and the sacred, resilience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252044038
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252044038.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Holmes McDowell, editor
Indiana University

Katherine Borland, editor
Ohio State University

Rebecca Dirksen, editor
Indiana University

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Katherine Borland, John Holmes McDowell, and Sue Tuohy

Part I Perspectives on Diverse Environmentalisms

Chapter 1 Ecoperformativity

John Holmes McDowell

Part II Performing the Sacred

Chapter 6 The Drum and the Seed

Rebecca Dirksen and Lois Wilcken

Part III Environmental Attachments

Chapter 9 Ecopoetics of Place

Assefa Tefera Dibaba


Eduardo S. Brondizio