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Writing the Ethics of Water in Michael Ondaatje, Thomas King, and Anne Michaels

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dc.contributor.author Gallant, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-09T13:47:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-09T13:47:42Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13044
dc.description.abstract In July 2010, the United Nations declared access to water and sanitation a human right. Certainly a success for water rights advocates worldwide, this resolution also poses a number of questions, such as how to find and distribute this water on a planet that is running out of fresh water (Barlow et al, Blue Gold xi). With this question in mind, this thesis looks at the treatment of water management projects in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion (1987), Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water (1993), and Anne Michaels’ The Winter Vault (2009). More specifically, it examines the ways competing visions of the common good and of what development should (and should not) look like are imbricated therein. In so doing, my discussion focuses on the inextricability of social justice from water justice and it suggests that narrative can play a key role in connecting the two. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject canadian literature en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject damming en_US
dc.subject Ondaatje, michael en_US
dc.subject King, thomas en_US
dc.subject Michaels, anne en_US
dc.title Writing the Ethics of Water in Michael Ondaatje, Thomas King, and Anne Michaels en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-09-02
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Leonard Diepeveen en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Travis Mason en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader David McNeil en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Carrie Dawson en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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