City creeks: Lessons in sustainable environmental discourse from a Florida boom town.
This paper examines the difficulties of cultivating, and teaching, an environmental aesthetic from within cities. Starting from a particular pedagogical situation, a nature writing class in Florida, the essay examines the broader disconnect in the ‘green humanities’ between natural and built environments. After a review of how cities complicate standard environmental aesthetics, I propose a solution involving sustainability by establishing community in one place over long periods of time, and by academics themselves maintaining the commitment to the communities we purport to serve.
Hallock, T. (2015). City creeks: Lessons in sustainable environmental discourse from a Florida boom town. In M. Luccarelli & S. Bergmann (Eds.), Spaces in-between: Cultural and political perspectives on environmental discourse (pp. 88-101). Leiden: Brill. doi:10.1163/9789004299368_007
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