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The Resource Strange natures : futurity, empathy, and the queer ecological imagination, Nicole Seymour

Strange natures : futurity, empathy, and the queer ecological imagination, Nicole Seymour

Label
Strange natures : futurity, empathy, and the queer ecological imagination
Title
Strange natures
Title remainder
futurity, empathy, and the queer ecological imagination
Statement of responsibility
Nicole Seymour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "Strange Natures reveals a tradition of queer environmentalism in contemporary literature and film from the Americas. In the process, it challenges the historical disconnect between queer theory and ecocriticism--a disconnect that, as Nicole Seymour shows, emerges from those disciplines' divergent attitudes toward "nature." 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."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seymour, Nicole
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homosexuality
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Homosexuality
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Homosexualität
  • Queer-Theorie
  • Ecocriticism
Label
Strange natures : futurity, empathy, and the queer ecological imagination, Nicole Seymour
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. Introduction: Locating Queer Ecologies""; ""2. Post-Transsexual Pastoral: Environmental Ethics in the Contemporary Transgender Novel""; ""3. ""It's Just Not Turning Up"": AIDS, Cinematic Vision, and Environmental Justice in Todd Haynes's Sa""; ""4. ""Ranch Stiffs"" and ""Beach Cowboys"" in the Shrinking Public Sphere: Sexual Domestication in Brokeb""; ""5. Attack of the Queer Atomic Mutants: The Ironic Environmentalism of Shelley Jackson's Half Life""
  • ""Conclusion: The Futures of Queer Ecology""""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn842265888
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094873
Lccn
2012040771
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40022471713
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2mxjh1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842265888
Label
Strange natures : futurity, empathy, and the queer ecological imagination, Nicole Seymour
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""1. Introduction: Locating Queer Ecologies""; ""2. Post-Transsexual Pastoral: Environmental Ethics in the Contemporary Transgender Novel""; ""3. ""It's Just Not Turning Up"": AIDS, Cinematic Vision, and Environmental Justice in Todd Haynes's Sa""; ""4. ""Ranch Stiffs"" and ""Beach Cowboys"" in the Shrinking Public Sphere: Sexual Domestication in Brokeb""; ""5. Attack of the Queer Atomic Mutants: The Ironic Environmentalism of Shelley Jackson's Half Life""
  • ""Conclusion: The Futures of Queer Ecology""""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn842265888
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252094873
Lccn
2012040771
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40022471713
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2mxjh1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842265888

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