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Imagining the Future of Climate Change : World-making Through Science Fiction and Activism (Hardcover)

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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more.

From the 1960s to the present, activists, artists, and science fiction writers have imagined the consequences of climate change and its impacts on our future. Authors such as Octavia Butler and Leslie Marmon Silko, movie directors such as ****** Joon-Ho, and creators of digital media such as the makers of the Maori web series Anamata Future News have all envisioned future worlds during and after environmental collapse, engaging audiences to think about the earth’s sustainability. As public awareness of climate change has grown, so has the popularity of works of climate fiction that connect science with activism.

Today, real-world social movements helmed by Indigenous people and people of color are leading the way against the greatest threat to our environment: the fossil fuel industry. Their stories and movements—in the real world and through science fiction—help us all better understand the relationship between activism and culture, and how both can be valuable tools in creating our future. Imagining the Future of Climate Change introduces readers to the history and most significant flashpoints in climate justice through speculative fictions and social movements, exploring post-disaster possibilities and the art of world-making.
Number of Pages: 136
Genre: History, Science, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Ecology
Series Title: American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Shelley Streeby
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2018
TCIN: 52736888
UPC: 9780520294448
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-6671

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