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Eco-Conflict Management, Resolution and Prevention in Eco-Poetics: An Interface Between the Natural and The Built Environment

Fortress, Isaiah A. and Alagbe, O. A. and Omidiora, Segun (2015) Eco-Conflict Management, Resolution and Prevention in Eco-Poetics: An Interface Between the Natural and The Built Environment. In: International Conference on Sustainable Development in Africa in 21st Century, 2015, Akintola University of Technology.

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Abstract

The interplay and the dynamics of human interest: ideology, idiosyncrasy, belief, ethnicity, social stratification, race and language are key factors in the promotion of human conflicts. Conflict management and resolution has often been human-focused while studies that concerns eco-conflict between the natural and the built environment are far between. This paper intends to explore eco-conflict management, resolution and prevention through selected nature-poems with specific reference to Niyi Osundare’s use of metaphor and imagery in “The Road crosses the River” and other related nature poems. The paper combines the eco-criticism theory, a critical approach which attempts to find a meeting point between literature and the environment and the theory of conflict management which contends that conflict is a state of incompatibility among values. We deduced from our findings that man has largely defrauded the natural environment through wanton exploitation, domestication of the natural environment and the consequent depletion of the eco-system in particular. The eco-conflict management, resolution, prevention, the dialectics of sustainability of the natural and the built environments are succinctly resolved through the literary dynamics of eco-poetics

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: “The Road crosses the River”, Nature-poems, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Eco-Conflict Management and Eco-Conflict Resolutionk
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 10:26
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5129

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