“Who Will Save Us from the Rabbits?” Problematizing Nature in the Anthropocene
Ecocritical Perspectives on Children's Texts and Cultures: Nordic Dialogues
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Short Title: “Who Will Save Us from the Rabbits?
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2017
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Place of Publication: Cham
Pages: 207 - 222
Sources ID: 79541
Collection: Anthropocene and the Environmental Future
Visibility: Public (group default)
Rimmereide explores central themes of the Anthropocene within the humanities in Shaun Tan’s picturebook The Rabbits. The chapter offers two readings, in which the first reading focuses primarily on the societal roles and power structures of the Aborigines and the British after the colonial invasion emphasising their disparate worldviews of land and nature. The second reading views The Rabbits as an analogy of climate change issues and investigates how such changes alter the relationship of humans to nature and Earth in the Anthropocene, addressing issues of species extinction and landscape modification.