Some of the material in is restricted to members of the community. By logging in, you may be able to gain additional access to certain collections or items. If you have questions about access or logging in, please use the form on the Contact Page.
This dissertation raises the question of how environmentalists should consider the idea of human labor in nature. This is ultimately a part of the greater question of what we consider the relationship between humanity and nature to be. Dominant 20th century American environmentalist draws a clear line between humanity and nature, thus rejecting any idea of the appropriateness of human labor in nature. This is an unhelpful position, as it effective prevents environmentalists from having any part of the conversation of how labor should proceed in nature. As such, the contention of this dissertation is that we must fashion a less dichotomous theoretical vision of this relationship. This dissertation considers a variety of 20th and 21st century American literary interpretations of human labor in nature, all of which can be helpful in structuring a more functional and complex understanding of the relationship between humanity and nature.
Date of Defense
December 10, 2012.
A Dissertation submitted to the Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Includes bibliographical references.
David Johnson, Professor Directing Dissertation; Paul Outka, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Juan Carlos Galeano, University Representative; Frederick Davis, Committee Member; Timothy Parrish, Committee Member.
Florida State University
Elliott, J. (2013). Visions of Human Labor in Nature in 20th Century American Literature. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7366