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Ecology without CultureAesthetics for a Toxic World$
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Christine L. Marran

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901585

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.001.0001

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Obligate Storytelling

Obligate Storytelling

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(p.27) Chapter 1 Obligate Storytelling
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Ecology without Culture
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Christine L. Marran

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0002

This chapter identifies a mode of storytelling that foregrounds material relations among beings as fundamental to narrative and calls this form of expression “obligate storytelling.” Obligate storytelling produces a deep sense of relation among diverse subjects and addresses the conditions of existence for beings and matter in an aesthetic ontology that refuses humanist writing traditions, eschews authorial flourish, and rejects institutionally privileged language.

Keywords:   Ecocriticism Japanese literature cinema Documentary film Environmental theory ecology

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