Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere / Edition 4 available in Paperback
The Fourth Edition of Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere remains the only comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication, ranging from an historical overview of key terms to important legal and technological developments. This innovative book focuses on how human communication influences the way we perceive and act in the environment. It also examines how we interpret environmental “problems” and decide what actions to take with regard to the natural world.
Three-time president of the Sierra Club, the largest environmental group in the United States, lead author Robert Cox leverages his vast experience to offer insights into the news media, Congress, environmental conflict, advocacy campaigns, and other real-world applications of environmental communication. New coauthor Phaedra Pezzullo brings two decades of applied experience working with grassroots environmental justice and health organizations, citizen advisory boards, and student-led campaigns, as well as her internationally recognized research on toxic pollution, social injustices, public advocacy, and more.
The authors introduce the reader to the major areas, terms, and debates of this evolving field. The Fourth Edition incorporates major revisions that include four new chapters on visual and popular culture, digital media and activism, the sustainability of college and corporation campuses, and the legal “standing” of citizens and nature. Updates throughout the text draw on timely topics including visual communication used in climate science campaigns, fracking and challenges to the right to know, plastic bag bans, consumer apps, digital activism for environmental justice, green marketing, and arguments on giving legal rights to nonhuman entities from dolphins to rivers.
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About the Author
Robert Cox (PhD, University of Pittsburgh) is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His principal research areas are environmental and climate change communication, and strategic studies of social movements. One of the nation’s leading scholars in environmental communication, Cox is editor of Environmental Communication, a 4-volume reference collection (SAGE, 2016), coeditor of The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication (2015), and author of numerous studies of environmental, climate and other social change campaigns. He served three times as President of the Sierra Club, the largest grassroots U.S. environmental organization, as well as serving on the board of directors for Earth Echo International. Cox has campaigned on environmental concerns with former Vice President Al Gore, singer Melissa Etheridge, and other public figures; he continues to advise environmental groups on their communication programs, and regularly participates in environmental and climate change initiatives such as the Peoples Climate March. He has enjoyed hiking in the Himalayas and the southern Appalachian Mountains in the U.S.
Phaedra C. Pezzullo (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Her interdisciplinary training in environmental sciences and humanities informs her principle areas of publication, including environmental justice, climate justice, public advocacy, and tourist studies. She authored Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Travel, Pollution, and Environmental Justice (2007), which won four book awards, including the Christine L. Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication. Pezzullo coedited Environmental Justice and Environmentalism: The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement (2007) and edited Cultural Studies and the Environment, Revisited (2010). She is committed to public engagement, including but not limited to serving on the national Sierra Club's Environmental Justice Committee, on the City of Bloomington’s Environmental Commission, on the Executive Committee of the Just Transition Collaborative, as Director of BoulderTalks (www.colorado.edu/bouldertalks), and on the International Environmental Communication Association’s Climate Negotiations Working Group at COP21 in Paris. She enjoys weekly hikes with her partner and child, as well as cooking a plant-based diet. For more, see her website: www.phaedracpezzullo.com.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Speaking for/About the EnvironmentPART I: COMMUNICATING FOR/ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTChapter 1. Studying/Practicing Environmental Communication The Study of Environmental Communication Nature, Communication, and the Public Sphere Diverse Voices in a “Green” Public Sphere Global Study of Environmental CommunicationChapter 2. Contested Meanings of Environment Learning to Love Nature Wilderness Preservation Versus Natural Resource Conservation Public Health and the Ecology Movement Environmental Justice: Linking Social Justice and Environmental Quality Movements for Sustainability and Climate JusticePART II: CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTChapter 3. Symbolic Constructions of Environment A Rhetorical Perspective Communication Frames Dominant and Critical DiscoursesChapter 4. The Environment in/of Visual and Popular Culture The Environment and Popular Culture Looking at the Environment Moving Images of Disasters Green Art, Marketing, and Graphic DesignChapter 5. News Media and Environmental Journalism (Old and New) Growth and Changes in Environmental News News Production and the Environment Media Effects Digital Technologies and the Transformation of Environmental NewsPART III: COMMUNICATING IN AN AGE OF ECOLOGICAL CRISESChapter 6. Scientists, Technology, and Environmental Controversies Science, Technology, and Symbolic Legitimacy The Precautionary Principle Early Warners: Environmental Scientists and the Public Science and the Trope of Uncertainty Communicating Climate ScienceChapter 7. Environmental Risk Communication and the Public Dangerous Environments: Assessing Risk Communicating Environmental Risks in the Public Sphere Citizens Becoming Scientists Mainstream News Media and Environmental RiskPART IV: ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNS AND MOVEMENTSChapter 8. Advocacy Campaigns and Message Construction Environmental Advocacy Environmental Advocacy Campaigns The Campaign to Protect Zuni Salt Lake Message ConstructionChapter 9. Digital Media and Environmental Activism Grassroots Activism and Digital Media Environmental NGOs and Digital Campaigns Multimodality and Networked Campaigns Scaling Up: The “Peoples Climate March”Chapter 10. Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Movements Environmental Justice: Challenging a Place Apart Challenging Indecorous Voices and Sacrifice Zones The Global Movement for Climate JusticeChapter 11. Sustainability and the “Greening” of Corporations and Campuses Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Approach Free Market Discourse and the Environment Corporate Sustainability Communication: Reflection or Deflection? Greenwashing and the Discourse of Green Consumerism Communicating Sustainability on and Through CampusesPART V: CITIZEN VOICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL FORUMSChapter 12. Public Participation in Environmental Decisions Right to Know: Access to Information Right to Comment SLAPP: Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Growth of Public Participation InternationallyChapter 13. Managing Conflict: Collaboration and Environmental Disputes New Approaches to Environmental Disputes Collaborating to Resolve Environmental Conflicts Limits of Collaboration and Consensus Common Criticisms of CollaborationChapter 14. Citizens’ (and Nature’s) Standing: Environmental Protection and the Law Right of Standing and Citizen Suits Landmark Cases on Environmental Standing Global Warming and the Right of Standing Do Future Generations and Non-Human Nature Have a Right of Standing?