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The Sustainability Communication Reader

A Reflective Compendium

  • Interdisciplinary introduction to the discourse on sustainability and responsibility communication

  • A specific focus in (innovative) methods

  • Easy to grasp because of Examples of Best-Practices

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Table of contents (31 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sustainability Communication as Critical Perspective in Media and Communication Studies—an Introduction

    • Franzisca Weder, Matthias Karmasin, Larissa Krainer, Denise Voci
    Pages 1-12
  3. Dimensions and Formats of Sustainability Communication

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
    2. Fictional Narratives for Environmental Sustainability Communication

      • Helena Bilandzic, Anja Kalch
      Pages 123-142
    3. SCIENCE IS THE NEW FICTION: Divisive Discourse on Climate Change in the United States

      • Nancy Van Leuven, Thomasena Shaw, Lisa Bergson
      Pages 197-220
    4. Games and Gamification—New Instruments for Communicating Sustainability

      • Anneliese Fuchs, Christina Pichler-Koban, Arthur Pitman, Wilfried Elmenreich, Michael Jungmeier
      Pages 221-243
    5. Sustainability as Reference in Daily Media Coverage

      • Brigitte Huber, Ingrid Aichberger
      Pages 245-260
  4. Perspectives on Sustainability Communication

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261
    2. Communicating Sustainable Consumption

      • Georgina Guillen Mandujano, Philip Vergragt, Daniel Fischer
      Pages 263-279
    3. Selling Hope: Science Marketing for Sustainability

      • Wiebke Finkler, Robert Aitken
      Pages 281-299

About this book

The Textbook seeks for an innovative approach to Sustainability Communication as transdisciplinary area of research. Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are intended to transform the world as it is known, we seek for a multidisciplinary discussion of the role communication plays in realizing these goals. With complementing theoretical approaches and concepts, the book offers various perspectives on communication practices and strategies on an individual, organizational, institutional, as well as public level that contribute, enable (or hinder) sustainable development. Presented case studies show methodological as well as issue specific challenges in sustainability communication. Therefore, the book introduces and promotes innovative methods for this specific area of research.

Content
  • Preface
  • Part I: Communicating about and for Sustainability in a Digital Age
  • Part II: Dimensions and Formats of Sustainability Communication
  • Part III: Perspectives on Sustainability Communication
  • Part IV: Issues and Heuristics of Sustainability Communication
  • Part V: Organizing communication and the SDGs
  • Future directions

About the Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Franzisca Weder, areas of research & teaching at the University of Queensland, School of Communication and Arts: organizational and sustainability communication, Public Relations, CSR and Environmental Communication.

Prof. Dr. Larissa Krainer, areas of research & teaching at the University of Klagenfurt, Department of Media and Communications: Media Ethics, Sustainability Communication, Inter- and transdisciplinary research.

Prof. DDr. Matthias Karmasin, director of the institute for comparative media and communication studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Science and the University of Klagenfurt, areas of research & teaching:  Organizational Communication, Media Management, Journalism, Media Governance and Media Ethics,  Mediatisation and Sustainability.


Keywords

  • Communication
  • Sustainable Development
  • Inter- and Transdisciplinary Reasearch Methods
  • Participation
  • Cultural Sustainablity
  • Sustainability Communication
  • Sustainability in a Digital Age
  • Perspectives on Sustainability Communication

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    Franzisca Weder

  • Department of Media and Communications, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria

    Larissa Krainer, Matthias Karmasin

About the editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Franzisca Weder, areas of research & teaching at the University of Queensland, School of Communication and Arts: organizational and sustainability communication, Public Relations, CSR and Environmental Communication.

Prof. Dr. Larissa Krainer, areas of research & teaching at the University of Klagenfurt, Department of Media and Communications: Media Ethics, Sustainability Communication, Inter- and transdisciplinary research.

Prof. DDr. Matthias Karmasin, director of the institute for comparative media and communication studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Science and the University of Klagenfurt, areas of research & teaching:  Organizational Communication, Media Management, Journalism, Media Governance and Media Ethics,  Mediatisation and Sustainability.



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Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-658-31883-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)