FROM LITERATURE TO RAISING ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG YOUTHS: A CASE STUDY FOR WANKAEO YOUTH NOVEL AWARD
This article aims to 1) analyze the relationships between human and nature in the context of ecological concept and 2) to analyze building ecological consciousness that appears in Wankaeo youth novel award in 2001 - 2019. The research has been done by humanities methodology and understand and interpret literatures from viewpoints of ecocriticism. The findings are: The ecological concepts demonstrate the relationship between human and nature for 2 aspects. The first concept is that humans are friendly with nature presenting the importance of nature and showing the respect for nature through rituals. The another concept between humans and nature is that a picture of nature causes the troubles for human beings and impedes prosperity. Therefore, humans must find a way to overcome nature. Building ecosystem conscious through Wankaeo youth novel award in 2001 – 2019 appeared through the reproduction of human discourses is responsible for preserving nature by presenting an image of a traditional society in which humans are bound to nature. This will lead to encourage youth to love nature and be able to live in harmony with nature in a beautiful way. Moreover, cultivating ecosystem conscious through modern learning process, which is to educate human beings to treat nature as nature is equal with human beings.
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