Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature

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Examines the rhetorical role of images in communicating environmental ideas.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…Ecosee … makes major contributions to analysis of the visual rhetorics in environmental discourses.” — The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

“By making visible just how visual communication plays a powerful role in shaping public opinions about the environment, Morey and Ecosee offer useful concepts and theories to continue studying visual rhetorics related to the environment … This collection particularly encourages us to think about research approaches that go beyond the textual and beyond the social constructionist perspective.” — JAC

“The contributors have provided thoughtful, smart essays that initiate a useful discussion for the field.” — Stuart C. Brown, coeditor of Green Culture: Environmental Rhetoric in Contemporary America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438425849
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2009
  • Pages: 339
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sidney I. Dobrin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida and has written or edited many books, including (with Christopher J. Keller) Writing Environments and (with Christian R. Weisser) Natural Discourse: Toward Ecocomposition, both also published by SUNY Press.

Sean Morey is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures


Introduction: Ecosee: A First Glimpse
Sidney I. Dobrin and Sean Morey

Part 1. How We See

1. A Rhetorical Look at Ecosee
Sean Morey

2. Ecoporn: On the Limits of Visualizing the Nonhuman
Bart H. Welling

3. Ecology, Images, and Scripto-Visual Rhetoric
Heather Dawkins

4. Field Guides to Birds: Images and Image/Text Positioned as Reference
Spencer Schaffner

5. Eduardo Kac: Networks as Medium and Trope
Simone Osthoff

Part 2. Seeing Animals

6. From Dead Meat to Glow-in-the-Dark Bunnies: Seeing “the Animal Question” in Contemporary Art
Cary Wolfe

7. “They’re There, and That’s How We’re Seeing It”: Olly and Suzi in the Antarctic”
Steve Baker

8. Connecting with Animals: The Aquarium and the Dreamer Fish
Eleanor Morgan

Part 3. Seeing Landscapes and Seascapes

9. Farming on Irish Film: An Ecological Reading
Pat Brereton

10. Postcards from the Andes: Politics of Representation in a Reimagined Perú
Teresa E. P. Delfín

11. That’s Not a Reef. Now That’s a Reef: A Century of (Re)Placing the Great Barrier Reef
Kathryn Ferguson

Part 4. Seeing in Space and Time

12. Evading Capture: The Productive Resistance of Photography in Environmental Representation
Quinn R. Gorman

13. The Test of Time: McLuhan, Space, and the Rise of Civilization
Tom Tyler

14. Seeing the Climate?: The Problematic Status of Visual Evidence in Climate Change Campaigning
Julie Doyle

15. Afterword
M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer

List of Contributors

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