Gender and Environment in Science Fiction - Ecocritical Theory and Practice (Hardback)
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Gender and Environment in Science Fiction - Ecocritical Theory and Practice (Hardback)

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Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 15/12/2018
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Gender and Environment in Science Fiction focuses on the variety of ways that gender and "nature" interact in science fiction films and fictions, exploring questions of different realities and posing new ones. Science fiction asks questions to propose other ways of living; it asks what if, and that question is the basis for alternative narratives of ourselves and the world we are a part of. What if humans could terraform planets? What if we could create human-nonhuman hybrids? What if artificial intelligence gains consciousness? What if we could realize kinship with other species through heightened empathy or traumatic experiences? What if we imagine a world without oil? The texts analyzed in this book ask these questions and others, exploring how humans and nonhumans are connected; how nonhuman biologies can offer diverse ways to think about human sex, gender, and sexual orientation; and how interpretive strategies can subvert the messages of older films and written texts.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498580571
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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The fascinating, original essays collected in Gender and Environment in Science Fiction engage a range of important and intersecting critical perspectives while attending to a diverse body of both canonical and relatively unknown and understudied science fiction works. This book is a welcomed expansion of ecocritical gender scholarship via incisive race-, feminist-, and queer-themed analyses of novels, films, comics, and characters-all of which the editors and contributors address with detailed and convincing scholarly insight. -- Eric Otto, Florida Gulf Coast University
This book delivers shrewd analyses of a wonderful and quirky range of SF texts. Barclay and Tidwell situate the project brilliantly, and the collection as a whole will illuminate familiar texts anew and add unfamiliar stories to your high-priority reading and screening queues. -- Andrew Hageman, Luther College

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