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Ecosystem of Transformation: Migration, Borders and Environmentalism in Amitav Ghosh's "The Hungry Tide"

ContributorsBarras, Arnaud
Presented atASLE Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits, Lawrence (Kansas, USA), 28 May - 1st June
Publication date2013
Abstract

In The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh fashions an ecosystem of transformation and helps to rethink environmentalist issues by replacing static dichotomies with dynamic interactions. I will argue that the transformative quality of the ecosystem represented in The Hungry Tide is echoed by a transgression of borders, be they spatial (land and water), ecological (organism and environment), or cultural (foreign and local). As the elements of the binaries flow into one another, the boundaries that separate them are transgressed, which allows the reader to think of the impact of humans on nature in new ways.

Keywords
  • English
  • Literature
  • Indian
  • Postcolonial
  • Amitav
  • Ghosh
  • Hungry
  • Tide
  • Ecocriticism
  • Environmentalism
  • Borders
  • Migration
  • Narratology
  • Narrative
  • Space
  • Ecosystem
  • Representation
  • Discourse
  • Pattern
  • Interaction
  • Ingold
  • Abram
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BARRAS, Arnaud. Ecosystem of Transformation: Migration, Borders and Environmentalism in Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Hungry Tide’. In: ASLE Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits. Lawrence (Kansas, USA). 2013.
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