Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Shoulders We Stand On: An Introduction to Ethnicity and Ecocriticism

  title={Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Shoulders We Stand On: An Introduction to Ethnicity and Ecocriticism},
  author={Joni Adamson and Scott Slovic},
  journal={MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.},
  pages={24 - 5}
In the wake of large-scale events such as Hurricane Katrina, there is growing consensus that social justice and environmental issues are linked. The 11th Hour, a recent documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, foregrounds images of Lower Ninth Ward residents standing on their roofs waiting for rescue and emphasizes United Nations estimates that ignoring the growing climate change crisis could result in over 150 million "environmental refugees" and a rapidly increasing extinction rate by the… 

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