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Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere
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Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere

Sixth
  • Phaedra C. Pezzullo - University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, Indiana University, USA
  • Robert Cox - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA


May 2021 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Sixth Edition of the award-winning Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere is the best-selling comprehensive introduction to the growing field of environmental communication. This groundbreaking book focuses on the role that human communication plays in influencing the ways we perceive the environment. Phaedra Pezzullo and Robert Cox examine how we define what constitutes an environmental problem and how we decide what actions to take concerning the natural world. The updated and revised Sixth Edition explores recent events and research that have emerged since the last edition, including: fast fashion, global youth climate strikes, biodiversity loss, disability rights advocacy, single-use plastic ban controversies, COVID-19, and more. 

 
PART I. COMMUNICATING FOR/ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT
 
Chapter 1. Defining Environmental Communication
 
Chapter 2. Contested Meanings: A Brief History
 
Chapter 3. Symbolic Constructions of the Environment
 
Chapter 4. Environmental Media and Sustainability
 
PART II. ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNS AND MOVEMENTS
 
Chapter 5. Environmental Advocacy Campaigns and Message Construction
 
Chapter 6. Digital Environmental Organizing
 
Chapter 7. Visual and Market Advocacy
 
Chapter 8. Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Movements
 
PART III. ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOURSES AND PUBLIC SPHERES
 
Chapter 9. Environmental Journalism
 
Chapter 10. Science and Climate Communication
 
Chapter 11. Public Health and Environmental Risk Communication
 
PART IV. GREEN GOVERNANCE AND LEGAL SPHERES
 
Chapter 12. Public Participation and Democratic Rights
 
Chapter 13. Voice and Public Dissent
 
EPILOGUE: IMAGINING STORIES OF/FOR OUR FUTURE
 
Glossary
 
References
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Discussions of environmental communication crisis and care encourage students with positive examples of environmental care such as hunters and anglers sharing their love of public lands to resist privatization by the US Congress.
  • The Sixth Edition reflects our growing community of scholars and practitioners, making it easier for students to note major trends.
  • Engaging new research helps students connect the content to topics ranging from industrial apocalyptic rhetoric to emerging methods for assessing media impact.
  • This edition also explores recent events and trends that have emerged since the last edition, including: fast fashion, global youth climate strikes, anti-science backlash, outdoor retailer advocacy of public lands, declarations of climate emergencies, biodiversity loss, single-use plastic ban controversies, divest & reinvest climate campaigns, fear versus hope appeals, forever chemicals, threats against the right of expression and peaceful assembly, COVID-19, and more.  

KEY FEATURES:

  • Globally diverse images and case studies of environmental leaders, practices, and movements kindle students’ imaginations and reinforce the theories introduced in the text.
  • Exploration of controversial topics such as hydraulic fracking, climate science, and the legal standing of nonhuman species illustrates relevant application of the principles in environmental practices and decision-making.
  • Act Locally! exercises offer more ways to encourage citizen participation and give students opportunities to apply the principles of environmental communication to their campus and community.
  • Suggested Resources in each chapter continue to provide recommended readings, documentary films, movies, and websites for readers interested in further examination of the topics covered.
  • Comprehensive and updated coverage of the complexity and range of major issues and practices in the field is included throughout the text. All the basic themes are surveyed, with new information about climate science communication, sustainability, environmental journalism, social media (Twitter, Facebook, social networking, mobile apps, etc.), climate justice, corporate advocacy, new trends in art and on campuses, natural resource collaboration practices, and legal precedents.
  • Scholarship blended with application creates an active learning experience for students through diverse examples, case students, and a variety of voices and groups speaking about the environment—climate scientists, citizens, environmentalists, journalists, bloggers, students, corporate PR campaigns, climate justice activists, public officials, artists, lawyers, and more.

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ISBN: 9781544387031
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