Reading for Wonder: Ecology; Ethics; Enchantment

Download Reading for Wonder: Ecology; Ethics; Enchantment written by Glenn Willmott in PDF format. This book is under the category Ecology and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 3319700391/9783319700397. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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Specifications

book-author

Glenn Willmott

publisher

Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition

file-type

PDF

pages

226 pages

language

English

asin

B077G9KWKF

isbn10

3319700391

isbn13

9783319700397


Book Description

This PDF ebook, titled “Reading for Wonder: Ecology, Ethics, and Enchantment,” begins by elucidating the nature and artifice of wonder as both a human potential and as an experience that is produced. Wonder is viewed both as a human capacity and as an experience that is fabricated. In a society that is saturated with amazing and sensual technology encounters, wonder possesses many different capacities, one of which is the ability to alert us to unforeseen ecological entanglements and intimacies. However, this profoundly felt experience, which is simultaneously aesthetic, cognitive, and ethical, has been fatally disregarded in the instruction we receive regarding our culture. It is necessary for us to teach others and ourselves how to read with a sense of wonder in order to build the imaginative empathy and caution that this sensation produces.

Reading for Wonder offers an anatomy of wonder in transmedia poetics, delving into topics such as foodstuffs, wonder cabinets, movies, poetry, tropical islands, apes, abstract painting, penguins, and more. The book also investigates the ethical power and political risks associated with wonder, beginning in early modern times and continuing up to the present day. In order to save ourselves and the abundant life on our planet, as well as to thrive, we need to free wonder from the ideologies of enchantment and disenchantment; grasp its workings and their ethical ambiguities; and give it a clear vocabulary and voice.

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-ix
Introduction: Liberating Wonder (Glenn Willmott)….Pages 1-14
Finding Wonder (Glenn Willmott)….Pages 15-74
Making Wonder (Glenn Willmott)….Pages 75-132
Using Wonder (Glenn Willmott)….Pages 133-207
Conclusion: Sharing Wonder (Glenn Willmott)….Pages 209-219
Back Matter ….Pages 221-226

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