Mediating climate change

Doyle, Julie (2011) Mediating climate change Ashgate, Farnham, UK. ISBN 9780754676683

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Abstract

Climate change has been a significant area of scientific concern since the late 1970s, but has only recently entered mainstream culture and politics. However, as media coverage of climate change increases in the twenty-first century, the gap between our understanding of climate change and climate action appears to widen. 

In this timely book, Julie Doyle explores how practices of mediation and visualisation shape how we think about, address and act upon climate change. Through historical and contemporary case studies drawn from science, media, politics and culture, Mediating Climate Change identifies the representational problems climate change poses for public and political debate. It offers ways forward by exploring how climate change can be made more meaningful through, for example, innovative forms of climate activism, the reframing of meat and dairy consumption, media engagement with climate events and science, and artistic experimentation. Doyle argues that cultural discourses have problematically situated nature and the environment as objects externalised from humans and culture. Mediating Climate Change calls for a more nuanced understanding of human-environmental relations, in order for us to be able to more fully imagine and address the challenges climate change poses for us all.

Item Type: Authored book
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; environment; media; visual; communication; culture
Subjects: F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F810 Environmental Geography
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences > F860 Climatology
Faculties: Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
Depositing User: Julie Doyle
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 10:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 11:48
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/10434

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