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Imagining the Future of Climate Change World-Making Through Science Fiction and Activism - American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present

Paperback (21 Dec 2017) | English

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Synopsis

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 Bong 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780520294455
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 304.280897
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 200g
Height: 140mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 13mm