It is particularly timely to write a review for this book as the worldwide fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues. As academics, we are again reminded of the importance of human ecology to the humanities and of our longing for an ecotopian future. An Ecotopian Lexicon presents thirty loanwords to jump-start the critical process of imagining and eventually realizing better futures. Penned by a transnational group of scholars and writers, these thirty engaging essays provide defamiliarizing ideas from science fiction, subcultures of resistance, and non-Western cultures, the possibilities of imagining and appreciating new ways of living, and alternative conceptual tools for the construction of a better future. What makes this book even more exciting is that fourteen artists from eleven countries were invited to respond to these thirty chapters by contributing original artwork that reflects their understandings and worldviews. With these fourteen dazzling images included in the middle, An Ecotopian...
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Book Review| August 01 2021
An Ecotopian Lexicon
Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew and Bellamy, Brent Ryan, eds.
An Ecotopian Lexicon.
University of Minnesota Press,
2019. Pp. 344. Cloth, $100.00, ISBN 978-1-5179-0589-7. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0590-3.
Utopian Studies (2021) 32 (2): 427–431.
Gang Zhou; An Ecotopian Lexicon. Utopian Studies 1 August 2021; 32 (2): 427–431. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/utopianstudies.32.2.0427
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