Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination

by
James Craig Holteauthor

James Craig Holte, PhD, is professor emeritus of English and film studies at East Carolina University.

Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination

20220630

Greenwood

Pages 320
Topics An Inconvenient Truth;This Changes Everything;The Water Knife;The Green New Deal;The Carbon Diaries;State of Fear;Sea Rise;Margaret Atwood;Kim Stanley Robinson;Global Warming;Film and Climate Change;Field Notes From a Catastrophe;Fiction and Climate Change;Extinctions;Drought;Climate Migration;Climate Change Deniers

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Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination

Author(s): Holte, James;
Contributors: Holte, James;
Abstract:

An invaluable resource for general readers investigating climate change, this book examines the impact of climate change on popular culture and analyzes how writers and directors treat the disasters caused by climate change in their novels and films.

Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination</i> is the first study that includes analyses of both fiction and popular nonfiction works devoted to climate change. In addition, the book examines a number of classic works from the perspective of the growing field of climate change literature and includes a brief history of climate change science as well basic scientific definitions, all intended for general readers.

The text provides an introduction to the science, politics, and economics of climate change. It also includes both historical overviews and potential probable futures projected by leading climate scientists and environmental writers. In addition, the text looks at how such creative writers and directors as Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Paulo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, T. C. Boyle, Michael Crichton, and Octavia Butler, among others, have used the disasters caused by climate change in their work.

  • Provides readers with an overview of the causes and impacts of climate change</li>

  • Examines how authors and directors use a variety of narrative forms to explore the impact of climate change</li>

  • Introduces readers to an overview of the literary and filmic responses to climate change</li>

  • Includes an introduction to climate change science as well as detailed definitions for readers unfamiliar with the subject matter</li>

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SortTitle: climate change in popular culture: a warming world in the american imagination
Keyword(s): An Inconvenient Truth; This Changes Everything; The Water Knife; The Green New Deal; The Carbon Diaries; State of Fear; Sea Rise; Margaret Atwood; Kim Stanley Robinson; Global Warming; Film and Climate Change; Field Notes From a Catastrophe; Fiction and Climate Change; Extinctions; Drought; Climate Migration; Climate Change Deniers
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James Craig Holteauthor

James Craig Holte, PhD, is professor emeritus of English and film studies at East Carolina University.

eISBN-13: 9781440878084
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440878077
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 20220630