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Nerd Ecology : Defending the Earth With Unpopular Culture (Hardcover) (Anthony Lioi)

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Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media,Nerd Ecology: Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture is the first substantial ecocritical study of 'nerd' culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works asStar Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer andFirefly, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, the novels of Haruki Murakami and superhero comics such asGreen Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science, Science
Series Title: Environmental Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Anthony Lioi
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2016
TCIN: 51720834
UPC: 9781472567635
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4897
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