“Chronologies of Disaster in Beasts of the Southern Wild: Narrative Possibility and Adaptive Politics”

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“Chronologies of Disaster in Beasts of the Southern Wild: Narrative Possibility and Adaptive Politics”, Eco Culture: Disaster, Narrative, Discourse, ed. Robert Bell & Robert Ficociello, Lexington 2017. 

The edited collection, Eco Culture: Disaster, Narrative, Discourse, opens a conversation about the mediated relationship between culture and ecology. The dynamic between these two great forces comes into stark relief when a disaster—in its myriad forms and narratives—reveals the fragility of our ecological and cultural landscapes. Disasters are the clashing of culture and ecology in violent and tragic ways, and the results of each clash create profound effects to both. So much so, in fact, that the terms ecology and culture are past separation. We are far removed from their prior historical binaric connection, and they coincide through a supplementary role to each other. Ecology and culture are unified. 

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