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Enacting Nature

Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance


Edited By Birgit Däwes and Marc Maufort

In the ecological challenges of the twenty-first century, interculturally sensitive understandings of nature, place, and environment are essential for the development of a planetary community.
Acknowledging that the future of humankind is global, this volume explores the multi-faceted semantics of ecology in contemporary Indigenous theater and performance.
Focusing on works by such eminent Indigenous artists as Tomson Highway, Drew Hayden Taylor, Marie Clements, Yvette Nolan, Kevin Loring, Wesley Enoch, Hone Kouka, Briar Grace-Smith, and Witi Ihimaera, the volume brings together a spectrum of ecological perspectives from Europe, North America, and Oceania.
By tracing the multiple Indigenous configurations of the relationships between humans and their environment, the essays collected in Enacting Nature offer contributions to the fields of comparative Indigenous Studies, performance studies, and ecocriticism alike.
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Acknowledgments and Editorial Note



The editors would wish to acknowledge the assistance of Audrey Louck and Gregory Watson, the series’ editorial assistants, who helped with bibliographical and house style formatting. The editorial team is much indebted to Victoria Kramb for her meticulous proofreading. The P.I.E. Peter Lang production team, in particular Alice de Patoul, provided useful advice all along the editorial process. Most importantly, the editors wish to extend their thanks to Ms. Émilie Menz, P.I.E. Peter Lang’s Senior Editor, for her dedication to this project.

Editorial Policy

The editors have decided not to italicize Aboriginal English and Māori words so as to acknowledge their integration in contemporary Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand language. ← 9 | 10 →


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