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Ariel's Ecology – Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Monique Allewaert


What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, this book contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century American plantations, where labor practices and ecological particularities threatened the literal and conceptual boundaries that separated persons from the natural world. Integrating political philosophy and ecocriticism with literary analysis, the book explores the forms of personhood that developed out of New World plantations, from Georgia and Florida through Jamaica to Haiti and extending into col ... More

Keywords: American plantations, political philosophy, ecocriticism, New World, oral stories, Africa, diaspora, artifacts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677276
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monique Allewaert, author
Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisonsin-Madison