Sustaining Ontological Ground: An Exploration of Human Consciousness and the American Literary Landscape

By Jana Rivers-Norton.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper explores the interface between literary creativity in American letters and the power of the physical landscape to shape human consciousness and identity in relation to the natural realm.

Keywords: Sense of Self, Ecological Consciousness, Human Identity, Literary Reflection and Revelation, Sustaining Ontological Ground

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.201-212. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 849.166KB).

Dr. Jana Rivers-Norton

Dr. Rivers Norton is co-author of several cross-cultural language arts readers including A Teacher's Source Book on Genocide, Natasha Goes to the Brush Dance, and Brave from Thunders. In 2004 she received a Story Fund grant from the California Council for the Humanities to produce a chapbook and DVD chronicling the life stories of 8 California Native women. The project was titled Told from the Heart: Stories of California's Native Women. She has served as Book Discussion Scholar for the Sacramento Public Library, One Book Sacramento program that featured the writings of organic farmer David Mas Masumoto and is currently editing a collection of essays on California Native American life and culture.


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