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Derek Paget

8 Histories: fourth-phase hybridisation A ‘varied and robust ecology’ ‘Authenticating detail’ in television drama, as Robin Nelson has observed, can supply ‘a sense of conviction’ (1997: 109). Docudrama’s stock-in-trade – the pro-filmic reality that lies behind dramatic performance – is intended to ‘authenticate’, or to w ­ arrant, its dramatic representation-cum-speculation. And in general, the more detail the better. But there is an overarching problem of fi ­ delity to the reality dramatised. This problem has continued to focus discussion in a fourth phase of

in No other way to tell it
Abstract only
The Soay sheep of St Kilda
William Welstead

translocating sheep from Soay to Hirta was to maintain the grazing regime that had produced the characteristic short vegetation. Ecologists were quick to recognise the potential created by removing the human population: naturalists, ‘whilst deploring the circumstances which had made the evacuation inevitable, recognised in the event a wonderful opportunity to conduct a field-experiment in ecology’. The wilderness reasserted itself and for twenty-five years after the islanders had left Hirta it was visited by naturalists whose studies were reported in journals that did not

in Writing on sheep
Louisa Atkinson’s recasting of the Australian landscape
Grace Moore

politics oscillated between affectionate respect for the Indigenous men and women she knew personally and what Elizabeth Lawson identifies as ‘overt racism’. 6 She also, as this chapter demonstrates, explored the destruction to the human and nonhuman worlds by settlers, whose attempts to make a home away from home failed to respect and understand Australia’s carefully balanced ecology and the people who had successfully managed it for many generations. Louisa Atkinson’s country was Kurrajong, north-west of Sydney, which is also the Indigenous name given by the people

in Worlding the south
Crisis, collaboration and challenges in the environmental humanities

Environmental literary criticism, usually contracted to ecocriticism, has advanced considerably since the term was widely adopted in the 1980s and 1990s. This book considers examples of this advance across genres within literary studies and beyond into other creative forms. It explores the ecocritical implications of collaboration across genres in the humanities. The book also explores literary, artistic and performance production through direct collaboration between the creative disciplines and the sciences. It introduces the idea that the human denial of death has in part contributed to our approach to environmental crisis. The book argues that ecocriticism is a developing field, so attention must continue to be directed at reformulating thought in the (also) still unfolding aftermath of high theory. Examples of two poets' shared exploration show one's radical landscape poems side by side with the other's landscape drawings. Ecocritical ideas are integrated with the discussion of how this creative partnership has led to a body of work and the subsequent exhibitions and readings in which it has been taken to the public. One poet claims that to approach any art work ecocritically, it is necessary to bring to it some knowledge of current scientific thought regarding the biosphere. The book then explores poems about stones, on stones and stones which are the poem. The big environmental issues and Homo sapiens's problematic response to them evident in the mundane experience of day-to-day environments are discussed. Finally, the book talks about ecomusicology, past climate patterns, natural heritage interpretation, and photomontage in windfarm development.

The shifting boundaries of politics in Norwegian healthcare
Anette Fagertun

Introduction This chapter explores how labour and labour relations in the Norwegian municipal healthcare sector are enacted and shaped within a specific socio-historical institutional ecology, and it argues that shifting boundaries of politics have contributed to a debasing of (care) work and to the emergence of precarious (contingent) labour situations in care. The chapter aims to analyse imaginaries arising from depoliticisation, and effects on labour realities in the public healthcare services, by mobilising theoretical

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
Along the Oregon Trail and in the National Museum of Australia
Deborah Bird Rose

. Comparisons between the US sites and the Australian site reveal strong articulations of national landscape mythology and national unease. The narrative of situating settlers in their new world homes is given both substance and subversion by sustaining gaps between representations of geography, ecology, narrative and the embodied presence of the visitor. Comparison enables the representations, narratives and gaps to be back-lit by one another, thus throwing each into unexpected relief. It begins to illuminate epistemic and metaphysical

in Rethinking settler colonialism
Robert Shaughnessy

follow I consider how this task might have been carried out within the frameworks of rehearsal and repertory; but first, in order to situate Rosalind’s role within the larger part-based ecology of playhouse rehearsal and performance practice, and also to emphasize how radical a theatrical experiment it actually was, we need to acknowledge the broader early modern context of part-based playmaking. David

in As You Like It
Ian Carter

9780719065668_4_008.qxd 29/01/2008 12:39PM Page 214 8 The rise and fall of the toy train empire System builders ritain’s twentieth-century proprietary model railway trade1 resembles marine ecology, with many small fish trailling in a couple of barracudas’ wake. ‘A couple’ is the right phrase: for though different companies rose to prominence and fell again, this market was always dominated by two or three players. Between the two world wars Bassett-Lowke fought Hornby 0 gauge. In the austere later forties and early fifties Trix Twin stood against Hornby Dublo

in British railway enthusiasm
Complementarity or divorce?
Martin Thomas

, ecology, economic development, the local labour market and the growth of a wage economy. A snapshot of French Indochina on the eve of the depression is instructive. The North Vietnam territory of Tonkin (Bac Bo) was characterised by a high population density of over 1,000 people per square kilometre in the Tonkin delta, an equatorial climate suited to intensive crop cultivation

in The French empire between the wars
Joseph Hardwick

clergymen-scientists, William Branwhite Clarke and William Woolls, both of whom can be described as evangelicals. 98 In the 1870s Clarke and Woolls argued that deforestation, carried on by reckless white settlers, had lessened rainfall, increased temperatures and made droughts more frequent and severe. Woolls had a strong sense of ecology and the ‘balance of nature’: the idea that God’s providential design was perfect, and that the removal or destruction of a species would have dangerous results. In an often-cited 1876 address to

in Prayer, providence and empire