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Title Forest family : Australian culture, art, and trees / edited by John C. Ryan and Rod Giblett.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  333.7509941 FORE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Critical plant studies: philosophy, literature, culture, 2213-0659 ; volume 4
Critical plant studies ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introducing Forest Family / Rod Giblett -- pt. 1 Old-Growth Nature and Culture -- 2.From Understory to Overstory: Critical Studies of Old-Growth Trees and Forests u / John C. Ryan -- 3.Forest Giants: Locating Southwest Australian Old-Growth Country / John C. Ryan -- 4.Family Trees: Jarrah, Karri, and the Gibletts of the Balbarrup-Dingup Area / Rod Giblett -- 5.Built in the Forest: A Hamlet History of Giblett Cultural Heritage / Rod Giblett -- Photographic Essay: Let No Man Put Asunder / Juha Tolonen -- pt. 2 Old-Growth Arts and Activism -- 6.From Burls to Blockades: Artistic Interpretations of Karri Trees and Forests / John C. Ryan -- 7.Sing the Karri, Sculpt the Jarrah: Sustaining Old-Growth Forest through the Arts / Robin Ryan -- 8.Old-Growth Activism: The Giblett Forest Rescue of 1994 and 1997 / Nandi Chinna.
Summary "Forest Family highlights the importance of the old-growth forests of Southwest Australia to art, culture, history, politics, and community identity. The volume weaves together the natural and cultural histories of Southwest eucalypt forests, spanning pre-settlement, colonial, and contemporary periods. The contributors critique a range of content including historical documents, music, novels, paintings, performances, photography, poetry, and sculpture representing ancient Australian forests. Forest Family centers on the relationship between old-growth nature and human culture through the narrative strand of the Giblett family of Western Australia and the forests in which they settled during the nineteenth century. The volume will be of interest to general readers of environmental history, as well as scholars in critical plant studies and the environmental humanities."--Back cover.
Other author Ryan, John (John Charles), (Poet), editor.
Giblett, Rodney James, editor.
Subject Old growth forests -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Old growth forests -- Western Australia -- History.
Human-plant relationships -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Human-plant relationships -- Western Australia -- History.
Forests in literature.
ISBN 9789004368644 (paperback)