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Karen Tei YamashitaFictions of Magic and Memory$
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A. Robert Lee

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780824872946

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.001.0001

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Environment, Justice, Aesthetics

Environment, Justice, Aesthetics

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest and My Year of Meats

Chapter:
(p.73) Chapter Five Environment, Justice, Aesthetics
Source:
Karen Tei Yamashita
Author(s):

Bella Adams

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0006

This essay compares the turns and costs of latter-day consumer appetite whether the Amazon as rainforest or cattle as prime foodway and as expressed in novels by Karen Tei Yamashita and Ruth Ozeki. The one, on the essay’s argument, turns upon Yamashita’s treatment of the Brazil rainforest as ecological fact-fantasy, the other on Ozeki’s pastiche of US media advertising. Both, for Adams, are to be compared as writers who bring a wariest satiric eye to how the earth’s resources risk fatal endangerment.

Keywords:   Environment, Foodways, Consumption, Media, Forest, Beefsteak

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