Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

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Paperback, Univ of Illinois Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780252079160, ISBN10 0252079167
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In Strange Natures, Nicole Seymour investigates the ways in which contemporary queer fictions offer insight on environmental issues through their performance of a specifically queer understanding of nature, the nonhuman, and environmental degradation. By drawing upon queer theory and ecocriticism, Seymour examines how contemporary queer fictions extend their critique of "natural" categories of gender and sexuality to the nonhuman natural world, thus constructing a queer environmentalism. Seymour's thoughtful analyses of works such as Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues, Todd Haynes's Safe, and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain illustrate how homophobia, classism, racism, sexism, and xenophobia inform dominant views of the environment and help to justify its exploitation. Calling for a queer environmental ethics, she delineates the discourses that have worked to prevent such an ethics and argues for a concept of queerness that is attuned to environmentalism's urgent futurity, and an environmentalism that is attuned to queer sensibilities.

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Number of Pages: 219
Original Languages: English
Author: Seymour, Nicole
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
ISBN-13: 9780252079160
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0252079167
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