Gender and environment in science fiction
- edited by Christy Tidwell and Bridgitte Barclay.
- Lanham : Lexington Books, 
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- xxii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Ecocritical theory and practice.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part One: Performing Humanity, Animality, and Gender Chapter One: Female Beasties: Camp Resistance in 1950s Wom-Animal Creature Features Bridgitte Barclay Chapter Two: "Either you're mine or you're not mine": Controlling Gender, Nature, and Technology in Her and Ex Machina Christy Tidwell Chapter Three: Octavia Butler and the Language of the Flesh: Re-Writing Nature in Wild Seed Amelia Z. Greene Part Two: Gendering the Natural World Chapter Four: Tendrils, Tentacles, and Flower Power: Speciesism in Womaneater (1958) and The Gardener (1974) Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and Juan Juve Chapter Five: "So Very Natural an Occurrence": Engendering Nature's Antagonism in Mary Shelley's The Last Man Steve Asselin Part Three: Contemporary Queering Chapter Six: Engineered Nature, (En)gendered Nature in Kim Stanley Robinson's
- 2312 Tyler Harper Chapter Seven: Ecologies of Sound: Queer Intimacy, Trans-Corporeality, and Reproduction in Upstream Color Stina Attebery Part Four: "We Don't Need Another Hero" Chapter Eight: Nature Boys & Bears in Pants: Ecoqueer Hybrid Heroes in Atomic Age Comics Jill E. Anderson Chapter Nine: Saving Eden: Whiteness, Masculinity, and Environmental Nostalgia in Soylent Green and WALL-E Michelle Yates Chapter Ten: Mad Max: Beyond Petroleum? Carter Soles.
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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.
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