The Cross, the Plow and the Skyline: Contemporary Science Fiction and the Ecological Imagination
Universal-Publishers, 2001 - 319 strani
The apocalyptic, pastoral, and urban traditions have fundamentally shaped Western history and influenced American religion, culture, and politics. This book argues that these traditions have not only been decisive in giving form and substance to classic and modern American literature, but have been appropriated by contemporary science fiction. As a loosely connected set of cultural narratives, the Cross, the Plow, and the Skyline have through the medium of science fiction provided a bold vista on the future grounded in an emergent ecological imagination. This challenging vision, the author claims, may yet settle into the New Millennium's cultural consciousness and inform an ecological politics dedicated to confronting the nation's and the world's social and environmental problems.
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Critical Political Theory and Apocalyptic Science
The Machine in the Garden Revisited American
Critical Hermeneutics and Pastoral Science Fiction
The Telos of the City in Social Science and History
Images of the City in Contemporary Science Fiction
agrarian Aldiss alien Altrurian American politics apoca apocalyptic argued authoritarian Bellamy Bellamy's Benford Bloch Book of Daniel Books Canticle for Leibowitz capitalism capitalist Christian colonies contemporary science fiction corporate critical critique cultural surplus democratic domination Donnelly dream Earth earthly ecological economic Edward Bellamy environment environmental Ernst Bloch explore farmers forces future Gaia hypothesis garden genre global Green Mars Helliconia hope Howells human humankind ideology imagination industrial institutions interpretation James Lovelock Kim Stanley Robinson landscape literary literature Lovelock Mars Mars trilogy Martian Marx Marxism means millennial modern movement myth nature novel nuclear organization pastoral ideal philosophical planet planetary plutocratic popular populism populist possible postmodern radical religious Riddley Walker Robinson’s role science fiction writers scientific Shockwave Rider social socialist society Solaris space symbol techno-corporate technocratic technological terraforming themes theory tradition transformation Turner twentieth century utopian vision wilderness Yanarella York
Stran 7 - A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
Stran 10 - The circle can also be put in terms of part-whole relations: we are trying to establish a reading for the whole text, and for this we appeal to readings of its partial expressions; and yet because we are dealing with meaning, with making sense, where expressions only make sense or not in relation to others, the readings of partial expressions depend on those of others, and ultimately of the whole.
Stran 2 - Genres are essentially literary institutions, or social contracts between a writer and a specific public, whose function is to specify the proper use of a particular cultural artifact.