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Environmental Conflict and the Media


Lester, EA and Hutchins, B, Environmental Conflict and the Media, Peter Lang, New York, pp. 347. ISBN 978-1-433-11892-0 (2013) [Edited Book]


Has the hype associated with the «revolutionary» potential of the World Wide Web and digital media for environmental activism been muted by the past two decades of lived experience? What are the empirical realities of the prevailing media landscape? Using a range of related disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to this book analyze and explain the complicated relationship between environmental conflict and the media. They shine light on why media are central to historical and contemporary conceptions of power and politics in the context of local, national and global issues and outline the emerging mixture of innovation and reliance on established strategies in environmental campaigns. With cases drawn from different sections of the globe – Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, Latin America, China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, Africa – the book demonstrates how conflicts emanate from and flow across multiple sites, regions and media platforms and examines the role of the media in helping to structure collective discussion, debate and decision-making.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:Environment, media, news, communication, activism
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:The media
UTAS Author:Lester, EA (Professor Libby Lester)
ID Code:85994
Year Published:2013
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP1095173)
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-08-19
Last Modified:2013-11-22

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