Nerd Ecology: Defending the Earth with Unpopular Culture by Anthony Lioi

By Anthony Lioi

Drawing on quite a lot of examples from literature, comics, movie, tv and electronic media, Nerd Ecology is the 1st significant ecocritical research of nerd culture's engagement with environmental matters. 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 starvation video games, and superhero comics equivalent to Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the advance of nerd tradition and its intersections with the main basic ecocritical topics. during this means Lioi unearths within the narratives of unpopular tradition - narratives within which marginalised participants and groups unite to save lots of the planet - the development blocks of a brand new environmental politics in track with the worries of up to date ecocritical idea and practice.

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