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Environmental pollution and the media: political discourses of risk and responsibility in Australia, China and Japan


Hook, GD and Lester, L and Ji, M and Edney, K and Pope, CG and van der Does-Ishikawa, L, Environmental pollution and the media: political discourses of risk and responsibility in Australia, China and Japan, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 204. ISBN 9780415710312 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2017 Glenn D. Hook, Libby Lester, Meng Ji, Kingsley Edney and Chris G. Pope; Chapter 5, Luli van der Does-Ishikawa and Glenn D. Hook. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge Press in Environmental Pollution and the Media: Political Discourses of Risk and Responsibility in Australia, China and Japan (1st ed) on 20 April 2017, available online at

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315198446


This book offers a theoretically informed empirical investigation of national media reporting and political discourse on environmental issues in Australia, China and Japan. It illuminates the risks, harms and responsibilities associated with climate change through an analysis of pollution, adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on both the social sciences and humanities. A particular strength of the work is the detailed analysis of the data using a range of both quantitative and qualitative techniques, enabling the authors to reveal in rich and compelling detail the complex relationship between risk and responsibility in the climate change discourse.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:pollution, climate change, Asia, Japan, Australia, China
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication across languages and culture
UTAS Author:Lester, L (Professor Libby Lester)
ID Code:115752
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150103454)
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2017-04-07
Last Modified:2021-04-15
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