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The environmental justice movement (EJM), later reduced to “ecojustice,” materialized out of other social justice and civil rights movements in the 1960s. Ecojustice aims to address environmental injustices from social and cultural perspectives. It recognizes that the same systems of oppressive and hierarchical power that disenfranchise humans also objectify the natural world. Ecocritics draw from these social and cultural perspectives to also write about environmental injustices depicted in literature and culture. links the Native American social justice movement to environmental justice as they both are depicted in literature. is a collection that broadly addresses ecojustice as a subject to be taught in literary and political studies; this collection remains the most useful text used in the teaching and researching of environmental justice. posits that climate change creates environmental injustice, what Nixon calls “slow violence,” for poor populations living in the Global South in ways that are almost invisible. explores the political ecologies and forms of injustice depicted in African literature and culture.
Gay Criticism – Literary Theory and Criticism Notes
Norwood, Vera L. “Heroines of Nature: Four Women Respond to the American Landscape.” In The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology. Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm, 323–350. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996.