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Gender and environment in science fiction

Author: Christy Tidwell; Bridgitte Barclay
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019] ©2019
Series: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
[Place of publication not identified] : LEXINGTON BOOKS, 2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christy Tidwell; Bridgitte Barclay
ISBN: 9781498580588 1498580580
OCLC Number: 1065537027
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 215 pages).
Contents: Female beasties: camp resistance in 1950s wom-animal creature features / Bridgitte Barclay --
"Either you're mine or you're not mine": controlling gender, nature, and technology in Her and Ex Machina / Christy Tidwell --
Octavia Butler and the language of the flesh: re-writing nature in wild seed / Amelia Z. Greene --
Tendrils, tentacles, and flower power: speciesism in Womaneater (1958) and The Gardener (1974) / Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and Juan Juvé --
"So very natural an occurrence": engendering nature's antagonism in Mary Shelley's The Last Man / Steve Asselin --
Engineered nature, (En)gendered nature in Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 / Tyler Harper --
Ecologies of sound: queer intimacy, trans-corporeality, and reproduction in upstream color / Stina Attebery --
Nature boys & bears in pants: ecoqueer hybrid heroes in atomic age comics / Jill E. Anderson --
Saving Eden: whiteness, masculinity, and environmental nostalgia in Soylent Green and WALL-E / Michelle Yates --
Mad Max: beyond petroleum? / Carter Soles.
Series Title: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Responsibility: edited by Christy Tidwell and Bridgitte Barclay.


This book examines the often-complex relationships between issues of gender and the environment in science fiction films and fiction. Its contributors discuss a range of texts: early apocalyptic  Read more...
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Wasp Woman, fembots, bears in pants. A motley crowd of creatures and theories show up to this campy, monstrous, intellectual gathering, exposing the interrelations between science studies, Read more...

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