Nerd ecology : defending the earth with unpopular culture / Anthony Lioi.

by Lioi, Anthony (Anthony Francis) [author.]Looking glass.

Series: Environmental cultures series: Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.Edition: Paperback edition.Description: ix, 226 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781350066892.Subject(s): Ecology in literatureLooking glass | Environmental sociologyLooking glass | Human ecologyLooking glass | Popular cultureLooking glass | Social ecologyLooking glass | SubcultureLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek , Tolkien's Lord of the Rings , The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly , the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men , Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Anthony Lioi is Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and English and Director of the Writing and Communication Center at the Juilliard School, New York, USA.