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The Resource Ecocollapse fiction and cultures of human extinction, Sarah E. McFarland

Ecocollapse fiction and cultures of human extinction, Sarah E. McFarland

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Ecocollapse fiction and cultures of human extinction
Title
Ecocollapse fiction and cultures of human extinction
Statement of responsibility
Sarah E. McFarland
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Language
eng
Summary
"This work analyzes 21st-century realistic speculations of human extinction: fictions that imagine future worlds without interventions of as-yet uninvented technology, interplanetary travel, or other science fiction elements that provide hope for rescue or long-term survival. Climate change fiction as a genre of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic writing usually resists facing the potentiality of human species extinction, following instead traditional generic conventions that imagine primitivist communities of human survivors with the means of escaping the consequences of global climate change. Yet amidst the ongoing sixth great extinction, works that problematize survival, provide no opportunities for social rebirth, and speculate humanity's final end may address the problem of how to reject the impulse of human exceptionalism that pervades climate change discourse and post-apocalyptic fiction. Rather than following the preferences of the genre, the ecocollapse fictions examined here manifest apocalypse where the means for a happy ending no longer exists. In these texts, diminished ecosystems, specters of cannibalism, and disintegrations of difference and othering render human self-identity as radically malleable within their confrontations with the stark materiality of all life. This book is the first in-depth exploration of contemporary fictions that imagine the imbrication of human and nonhuman within global species extinctions. It closely interrogates novels from authors like Cormac McCarthy and Yann Martel that reject the impulse of human exceptionalism to demonstrate what it might be like to go extinct"--
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McFarland, Sarah E
Dewey number
813/.609372
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D96
LC item number
M43 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Environmental cultures series
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  • American fiction
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Human ecology in literature
  • Climatic changes in literature
Target audience
adolescent
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Ecocollapse fiction and cultures of human extinction, Sarah E. McFarland
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world unravels -- Irreducible entanglement : "all was kith and kin" in Life of pi -- The last stragglers of ecocollapse : "Diary of an interesting year" and The road -- Bearing witness : narrating human extinction in The dog stars -- Loose ends
Control code
MSTDDA6426159
Extent
1 online resource ( x, 154 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350177659
Lccn
2020040931
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ecocollapse fiction and cultures of human extinction, Sarah E. McFarland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world unravels -- Irreducible entanglement : "all was kith and kin" in Life of pi -- The last stragglers of ecocollapse : "Diary of an interesting year" and The road -- Bearing witness : narrating human extinction in The dog stars -- Loose ends
Control code
MSTDDA6426159
Extent
1 online resource ( x, 154 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350177659
Lccn
2020040931
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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