Earthtalk

Earthtalk

by Star A. Muir, Thomas L. Veenendall
     
 

ISBN-10: 027595370X

ISBN-13: 9780275953706

Pub. Date: 01/30/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This collection of essays examines the variety of ways in which communication scholarship and research contribute to the political mobilization and empowerment of citizens to act on environmental issues—environmental discourse and action in the largest sense. As seen here, the task of environmental empowerment involves a curious mixture of national and local

Overview

This collection of essays examines the variety of ways in which communication scholarship and research contribute to the political mobilization and empowerment of citizens to act on environmental issues—environmental discourse and action in the largest sense. As seen here, the task of environmental empowerment involves a curious mixture of national and local politics, abstract principles and concrete actions, ethical frameworks and political expediency. The contributors to this volume provide a fascinating array of perspectives on how to go about this task and how earthtalk continues to shape and frame human perceptions and actions on environmental issues. This unique work will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, and students of political communication, public policy, and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275953706
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/1996
Series:
Praeger Studies in Political Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Strategies and Tactics of Earthtalk

Ways We Talk About the Earth: An Exploration of Persuasive Tactics and Appeals in Environmental Discourse by Michael Spangle and David Knapp

Environmental Risk Communication and Community Collaboration by Laura A. Belsten

The Power of Media

Activism in a Moderate World: Media Portrayals and Audience Interpretations of Environmental Activism by David Easter

Constituting Nature Anew through Judgment: The Possibilities of Media by Kevin DeLuca

Talking to Each Other About the Environment: Using Video Production to Instruct Adolescents About Recycling by Rod Carveth and Roger Desmond

Resources of Language

Forever Wild or Forever in Battle: Metaphors of Empowerment in the Continuing Controversy Over the Adirondacks by Susan Senecah

The Rhetorical Function of "The Earth in the Balance" by Warren Sandmann

Challenging to Dominion Covenant: The Preservationist Construction of an Environmental Past by Thomas R. Flynn

Alternative Rhetorics

In Search of Ecotopia: "Radical Environmentalism" and the Possibilities of Utopian Rhetorics by John W. Delicath

Two Rivers, Two Vessels: Environmental Problem Solving in an Intercultural Context by Susan Mallon Ross

Constructing a Goddess Self in a Technological World by Trudy Milburn

Bibliography

Index

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