IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(10): 898-902 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.576

Environmental and Social Crises: New Perspective on Social and Environmental Injustice in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

Maryam Kouhestani
Abstract—We are living in a world of environmental and social crises which justice is under a grave threat all over the world. In Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler indicates a world thrown into chaos by environmental and social disasters, a world that has forced people to dramatically change the way they live. This article attempts to expose and critique social and environmental justice issues with utilizing Butler's critical view. Butler delineates the features of our social and ecological dystopian society and by means of that facilitates reader identification. Through her novel, Butler forces us to reflect on real world instances of environmental degradation and social inequality.

Index Terms—Environmental degradation, Social injustice, Neo-Slavery and Spiritual changes.

Maryam Kouhestani is with the English Literature Department, University of Malaya, Malaysia (e-mail: maryamkouhestani@gmail.com).

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Cite: Maryam Kouhestani, " Environmental and Social Crises: New Perspective on Social and Environmental Injustice in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 898-902, 2015.

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