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Review 'The field of cognitive cultural studies has exploded in the past decade or so, and this study fits precisely into this field. As someone who has been working in the field of 'psychological ecocriticism' for the past quarter-century, I can say that I've been waiting a long time for exactly this kind of book to appear!' --Scott Slovic, coeditor of Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data and Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism.'Affective Ecologies breaks genuinely new ground and uses a body of theory, concepts, and critical tools that can significantly contribute to strengthening or falsifying the claims of ecocritics about the psychological and political impacts of environmental writing and film, which have so far remained largely speculative. This is a book with real potential for transformative impact.'--Ursula Heise, author of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global. Read more About the Author Alexa Weik von Mossner is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Read more