DOI: 10.5040/9781474274685.ch-012
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Abstract: As has been seen in the various texts and contexts discussed so far, the function of literature as an ecological force within culture is both deconstructive and reconstructive. Literature is a transformative force within cultural discourses that breaks open ossified forms of language, communication, and thought, symbolically empowers the marginalized, and reconnects what is culturally separated. In a more generalized version, the functional model of literature as cultural ecology which emerges from the dialog…

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