This comprehensive survey of green media and popular culture introduces the reader to the key debates and theories surrounding green interpretations of popular film, television and journalism, as well as comedy, music, animation, and computer games. With stimulating and original case studies on U2, Björk, the animated films of Disney, the computer game Journey, and more, this engaging text reveals the complicated and often contradictory relationship between the media and environmentalism.
Examining the ways in which green media can influence the public's awareness of environmental issues, this innovative textbook is a critical starting point for students of Media, Film and Cultural Studies, and anyone else researching and studying in the rapidly growing field of green media and cultural studies.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword.- 1. Embracing Contradiction: Green Popular Culture.- PART I: CONTRADICTION 2. Global and Eco-Cosmopolitan Film: 'Muddled Middles'.- 3. Green Television: Telling Tales.- 4. Green Journalism and Green Cultures.- PART II: ELASTICITY 5. Green Comedy: The Importance of Being Elastic.- 6. Popular Music: Reconnecting with the Environment.- 7. 'Eco-Cinema': Art Film and Documentary.- 8. Green Computer Games: To Play is to Inhabit.- 9. The 'Hope' of Green Animation.- Afterword.
What People are Saying About This
With great attention to nuance and complexity, Parham's important contribution to cultural studies highlights the tensions between environmental content and the often anti-environmentalist contexts and circuits in and through which they are disseminated.' –Ursula Heise, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
'From Springwatch to Björk via Bill Bailey, Parham carefully navigates popular media to discover alternative 'green' images and stories which translate ecological ideas into engaging forms of culture.' –David Ingram, Brunel University London, UK