Mediating Climate Change

Mediating Climate Change

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Overview

Mediating Climate Change explores how practices of mediation and visualisation shape how we think about, address and act upon climate change. Through historical and contemporary case studies drawn from science, media, politics and culture, Doyle identifies the representational problems climate change poses for public and political debate. She explores how climate change can be made more meaningful and calls for a more nuanced understanding of human-environmental relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409494416
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Series: Environmental Sociology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Julie Doyle is Principal Lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. She is vice-chair of the Science and Environment Communication Section for ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) and was a HEFCE Promising Young Researcher in 2005.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: making climate change meaningful; Part I Historicising/Theorising Climate Change: Problematising science and environment: conceptualising nature, vision and time in the mediation of climate change; Visualising climate change: negotiating the temporalities of climate through imagery; Coda: nature,vision and time. Part II Mediating/Addressing Climate Change: An emerging climate movement: questioning values of environment, justice and faith; Mediating Copenhagen: communicating scientific (un)certainty and the political (un)urgency of climate action; Sustainable consumption? Reframing meat and dairy consumption in the politics of climate change; Imaginative engagements: critical reflections on visual arts and climate change; Epilogue: positive action in a changing climate; References; Index.


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