Carbon Capitalism and Communication

Confronting Climate Crisis

  • Benedetta Brevini
  • Graham Murdock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Graham Murdock, Benedetta Brevini
    Pages 1-20
  3. Communication and Carbon Capitalism: Contested Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Naomi Klein, Christopher Wright
      Pages 31-38
  4. Toxic Technologies: Media Machines and Ecological Crisis

  5. Corporate Capture: PR Strategies and Promotional Gambits

  6. Communication and Campaigning: Oppositions and Refusals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Robert A. Hackett, Shane Gunster
      Pages 173-186
    3. Alan Rusbridger, Benedetta Brevini
      Pages 187-191

About this book


 This volume examines the role of communication in contributing to and contesting the current climate crisis. There is now widespread agreement that even if increases in carbon emissions are kept to the current international target the climate crisis will continue to intensify. This book brings together, for the first time, state-of-the-art research with activists’ interventions to place debate around climate crisis within the wider conversation about the changing relations between communications and contemporary capitalism. Contributors include; Naomi Klein, Michael Mann, Alan Rusbridger, Vincent Mosco, Jodi Dean, and leading figures in Greenpeace and


environment climate change global warming digital networks climate crisis capitalist societies communication environmental communication communication technologies carbon capitalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Benedetta Brevini
    • 1
  • Graham Murdock
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Literature, Arts and MediaUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Social SciencesLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57875-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57876-7
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