In this essay, we survey recent prominent works of climate fiction, or cli-fi, through the lens of Indigenous futurism, arguing that several of these works pointedly absent or even appropriate Indigenous perspectives and traditions. We conclude that this genre potentially works to justify settler colonialism.
Contemporary Cli-Fi and Indigenous Futurisms
Nicole Seymour is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton. Correspondence to: Nicole Seymour, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, California State University, Fullerton, 800 State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Briggetta Pierrot, Nicole Seymour; Contemporary Cli-Fi and Indigenous Futurisms. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 15 December 2020; 9 (4): 92–113. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.4.92
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