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Strange Natures – Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination - Illinois Scholarship Online
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Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Nicole Seymour


This book investigates the ways in which contemporary queer fictions offer insight on environmental issues through their performance of a specifically queer understanding of nature, the nonhuman, and environmental degradation. By drawing upon queer theory and ecocriticism, this book examines how contemporary queer fictions extend their critique of “natural” categories of gender and sexuality to the nonhuman natural world, thus constructing a queer environmentalism. The book's thoughtful analyses of works such as Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues, Todd Haynes's Safe, and Ang Lee's Brokeback M ... More

Keywords: queer fictions, gender, sexuality, queer environmentalism, homophobia, classism, racism, sexism, xenophobia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037627
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Seymour, author
California State University Fullerton