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020 _a9783110734850 (hardback)
020 _a3110734850 (hardback)
035 _a(OCoLC)1247843130
050 _aPN56.C612
_bA66 2021
245 0 4 _aThe Apocalyptic dimensions of climate change /
_cedited by Jan Alber.
260 _aBerlin :
_bDe Gruyter,
300 _aviii, 182 p. :
_bill. (chiefly col.)
490 1 _aCulture & conflict,
_x21947104 ;
_vvolume 19
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
505 0 _aThe Apocalyptic Dimensions of Climate Change between the Disciplines -- Scenarios of Human-Induced Climate and Environmental Changes at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales -- The Apocalyptic Imagination and Climate Change -- Narrative and the Texture of Catastrophe -- Hindu Apocalyptic Notions, Cultural Discourses, and Climate Change -- The Desert Wasteland and Climate Change in Mad Max: Fury Road -- Drawing (on) the Future: Narration, Animation, and the Partially Human -- Environmental Sciences, Apocalyptic Thought, and the Proxy of God -- Four Cosmopolitical Ideas for an Unworlded World -- Climate Change, the Apocalypse, and Other Ideologies in The Day after Tomorrow -- Biographical Information -- Subject Index -- Name Index.
520 _aClimate change and the apocalypse are frequently associated in the popular imagination of the twenty-first century. This collection of essays brings together climatologists, theologians, historians, literary scholars, and philosophers to address and critically assess this association. The contributing authors are concerned, among other things, with the relation between cultural and scientific discourses on climate change; the role of apocalyptic images and narratives in representing environmental issues; and the tension between reality and fiction in apocalyptic representations of catastrophes. By focusing on how figures in fictional texts interact with their environment and deal with the consequences of climate change, this volume foregrounds the broader social and cultural function of apocalyptic narratives of climate change. By evoking a sense of collective human destiny in the face of the ultimate catastrophe, apocalyptic narratives have both cautionary and inspirational functions. Determining the extent to which such narratives square with scientific knowledge of climate change is one of the main aims of this book.
650 4 _9772006
_aClimatic changes in literature.
650 4 _9820644
_aClimatic changes in mass media.
650 4 _9820645
_aApocalypse in literature.
650 4 _9595741
_aApocalypse in mass media.
650 4 _9820646
_aClimatic changes
_xReligious aspects.
700 1 _9820647
_aAlber, Jan,
830 0 _9795938
_aCulture & conflict ;
_vBd. 19.
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