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2006
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Vannini, Phillip
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Building on Deleuzian philosophy, deep ecology, Carol Ronai's model of the layered text, andWendell Berry's post-9/11 writings, the author recollects his story of ourWest and reflects on the meanings of home for the self and in particular on how environmentally destructive politics problematizes the security of ecological space. Based on both fieldwork and autoethnography, this article draws inspiration from Emile Zola's "J'Accuse"— his inveterate condemnation of the late 1800s French regime implicated in the Dreyfus scandal. Autoethnographic reflections and ethnographic conversations with inhabitants of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, are layered within the text to blur the boundaries existing between home/self/ ecology/politics and to condemn anthropocentric ideologies.
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This is a pre-print version. Published version © SAGE Publications, available DOI: 10.1177/1532708605279696.
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