Michael Potts is a visiting research fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, interested in the intersection of ecology and environmentalism with race, gender, class and sexuality. Recent papers include ‘Homosexuality as Degeneracy in 21st Century Literature’ presented at the Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand, June 2015 and ‘“The Multicultural Dilemma”: Ignoring Racism in the Works of James Howard Kunstler’ in Violence against Black and Brown Bodies.
University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
Edward Abbey was one of the most important and controversial figures in twentieth-century American environmental literature. Desert Solitaire (1968), his account of his time as a park ranger in the American southwest, first brought him to widespread public attention. The…