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Ecomobilities

Driving the Anthropocene in Popular Cinema

«<p>Michael W. Pesses uses critical theory and a variety of films—from The Matrix to Mad Max to Pee Wee’s Big Adventure—to help readers make sense of the impenetrable fog created by our ideology surrounding car-dependency. This book is a valuable read for anyone seeking a joyful yet critical look at contemporary American car culture and our challenged response to climate change.</p>»

Ecomobilities examines the ideological connections between automobiles, the environment, and the end of the world, focusing on the car's inseparability from modern life. Through popular films addressing both mobilities and environmental disasters, Ecomobilities reveals how American automobility has influenced responses to warming temperatures and shifting ecosystems. Les mer
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Ecomobilities examines the ideological connections between automobiles, the environment, and the end of the world, focusing on the car's inseparability from modern life. Through popular films addressing both mobilities and environmental disasters, Ecomobilities reveals how American automobility has influenced responses to warming temperatures and shifting ecosystems.
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Forlag: Lexington Books
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781498598194
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Introduction: Driving the Anthropocene

Chapter 1: Method

Chapter 2: "So Shiny So Chrome": Images and Ideology of Humans, Machines, and the Earth

in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road

Chapter 3: Machines Precede the Climate: The Technological Fix

Chapter 4: Zombies and the Horror of Not Having a Car: Apocalyptic Stories as

Ecomobilities

Chapter 5: "I Hope You Have a Big Trunk 'Cause I'm Putting My Bike in It": Alternative

Transportation as a Reinforcement of Capitalism
Michael W. Pesses is professor of geography at Antelope Valley College.