Environmentalism and the Mass Media: The North/South Divide

Environmentalism and the Mass Media: The North/South Divide

by Graham Chapman, Caroline Fraser, Ivor Gaber, Keval Kumar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415155045

ISBN-13: 9780415155045

Pub. Date: 05/27/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The mass media in different countries reflects dominant concerns of contemporary societies. Ideas of 'environmentalism' are often broad and imprecise, holding neither meaning nor currency.
Environmentalism and Mass Media sheds new light on the diverse ideas of 'environmentalism', the way environmental ideas circulate, and public reaction to environmental

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Overview

The mass media in different countries reflects dominant concerns of contemporary societies. Ideas of 'environmentalism' are often broad and imprecise, holding neither meaning nor currency.
Environmentalism and Mass Media sheds new light on the diverse ideas of 'environmentalism', the way environmental ideas circulate, and public reaction to environmental concerns conveyed by the media. Drawing on unique interviews with journalists, media pictures, and public opinion surveys in both UK and India, the authors outline the differing cultural, religious and political contexts against which 'world views' form present a fascinating picture between North and South.
Mass media and communication technology is in danger of locking Northern countries into a ghetto of environmental self-deception, thereby perpetuating poverty in the South. The South's goal remains the attainment of development; the North sees 'environmental' problems occuring 'elsewhere' - in Eastern Europe and developing countries. Whether or not 'environmentalism' becomes a universal cause depends on how and to what extent such sharply contrasting world views can converge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415155045
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/27/1997
Series:
Global Environmental Change Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of maps
List of figures
List of tables
The authors and the project
Acknowledgements
Foreword
List of abbreviations
1The cultural context1
2The environmental context27
3The view from the newsrooms of the UK and international agencies36
4The view from the newsrooms of India54
5The messages through the media: the content analysis of media output on the environment in India and the UK89
6Decoding the images: interpretations of environmental documentaries by British and Indian audiences160
7Public understanding of the environment in India and the UK212
8Conclusions: Which worlds are talking?275
App. ICoder's Handbook289
App. IIThe dictionary to aggregate from B[superscript 1] to B[superscript 2]301
App. IIIMonitoring of broadcasts311
App. IVPublic opinion in India: questionnaire320
Index323

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