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Science Fiction and Climate Change: A Sociological Approach

Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann

Abstract

Despite the occasional upsurge of climate change scepticism among Anglophone conservative politicians and journalists, there is still a near consensus among climate scientists that current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas are sufficient to alter global weather patterns to disastrous effect. The resultant climate crisis is simultaneously both a natural and a socio-cultural phenomenon and in this book Milner and Burgmann argue that science fiction occupies a critical location within this nature/culture nexus. Science Fiction and Climate Change takes as its subject matter what Daniel Bloom fa ... More

Keywords: Cli-fi, Utopia, Dystopia, World-Systems, Sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621723
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621723.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Milner, author

J.R. Burgmann, author