Ecological Justice and Ecocriticism in Science Fiction Cinema

Şen A.

ILEF DERGISI, cilt.5, ss.31-60, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24955/ilef.430931
  • Dergi Adı: ILEF DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.31-60


Capitalism, encouraging continuous growth by ignoring ecological limits, exploits all the resources of the planet by bringing the developments in science and technology to the service of the capital. There is a need for a social sciences approach to reveal ecological problems that can not be handled independently from political economy, to be discussed by broad masses and to produce solutions. When eco-cinema and eco-criticism are considered as important for the struggle for social and environmental justice for all living creatures bringing ecosystem to the fruition, building an ecocentric paradigm instead of a anthropocentric world view, considering the power of creating awareness and publicity of cultural texts reaching wider masses such as cinema role to be undertaken.