Image Politics: The New Rhetoric of Environmental Activism / Edition 1 by Kevin Michael DeLuca | 9781572304611 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Image Politics: The New Rhetoric of Environmental Activism / Edition 1

Image Politics: The New Rhetoric of Environmental Activism / Edition 1

by Kevin Michael DeLuca
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572304618

ISBN-13: 9781572304611

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

From Greenpeace protesters confronting whaling ships to Earth First! activists occupying trees to stop logging, radical environmentalists increasingly rely upon attracting mass media coverage to gain visibility and public support. This book examines the use of "image events" as a rhetorical tactic, one that often supplants written or spoken arguments. Widely

Overview

From Greenpeace protesters confronting whaling ships to Earth First! activists occupying trees to stop logging, radical environmentalists increasingly rely upon attracting mass media coverage to gain visibility and public support. This book examines the use of "image events" as a rhetorical tactic, one that often supplants written or spoken arguments. Widely televised environmentalist actions are analyzed in depth to illustrate how the image event fulfills fundamental rhetorical functions in constructing and transforming identities, discourses, communities, cultures, and world views. Beyond the rhetorical power of image events, DeLuca also shows how they create opportunities for a politics that does not rely on centralized leadership or universal metanarratives. Illuminating the new political possibilities currently being enacted by radical environmental groups, the book lays out a rhetoric of the visual for our mediated age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304611
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Revisioning Rhetoric Series
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Making Waves
Meditation I
2. The Rhetoric of Social Movements: A Theoretical Diagnostics and Overhaul
3. Imaging Social Movements
Meditation II
4. The Possibilities of Nature in a Postmodern Age: The Case of Environmental Justice Groups
Meditation III
5. Participatory Democracy in Enemy Territory
6. Audiences, Dissemination, and Contexts: Rereading "War in the Woods"
7. Rhetoric and Social Change in a Postmodern Context

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