Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism by Shelley StreebyImagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism by Shelley Streeby

Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism

byShelley Streeby

Paperback | January 31, 2018

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This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more.

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.
Shelley Streeby is Professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, and Director of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Radical Sensations and American Sensations and a coeditor of Empire and the Literature of Sensation.
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Title:Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and ActivismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 31, 2018Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520294459

ISBN - 13:9780520294455

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Table of Contents

Overview

Introduction
Imagining the Future of Climate Change

1. #NoDAPL
Native American and Indigenous Science, Fiction, and Futurisms

2. Climate Refugees in the Greenhouse World
Archiving Global Warming with Octavia E. Butler

3. Climate Change as a World Problem
Shaping Change in the Wake of Disaster

Acknowledgments
Notes
Glossary
Key Figures
Selected Bibliography