Green Media and Popular Culture: An Introduction

Green Media and Popular Culture: An Introduction

by John Parham

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Green Media and Popular Culture: An Introduction by John Parham

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137009463
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/18/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Parham is Principal Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Worcester, UK and Associate Head (Research) in the Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts. He is co-editor of the journal Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism and his research focuses on the connections between popular culture, literature and ecology.

Table of Contents

Foreword.- 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.

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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

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