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New Developments in Postcolonial Studies


Malgorzata Martynuska and Elzbieta Rokosz-Piejko

This book analyses the applicability of postcolonial theories and contemporary issues, and also revisits previously tackled cultural, social and literary phenomena. The contributions examine contemporary social, economic and cultural processes. The authors look back at older cultural texts, coming from either former colonies or former colonisers. They furthermore refer to the fact that theories of postcolonialism are currently more frequently applied to study countries originally not classified as colonial. They attempt to define and explain the experiences of the native peoples of colonial territories in various historical situations of dependence.

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Buddhist Ecocriticism in Selected Works of Aldous Huxley’s and Chris Arthur’s Essays (Małgorzata Warchał)


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Małgorzata Warchał

Buddhist Ecocriticism in Selected Works of Aldous Huxley’s and Chris Arthur’s Essays

Abstract: The paper presents the subject of Buddhist ecocriticism on the example of selected works of Aldous Huxley and a contemporary Irish essayist, Chris Arthur. Buddhist ecocriticism, as a combination of Buddhist and ecological ethics, links environmental concerns with eastern spirituality and is often combined with criticism of the western capitalist culture.

Key words: postcolonial ecocriticism, Buddhism, ecological imperialism, ecological ethics.

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