Environmental News in South America

Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

  • Juliet Pinto
  • Paola Prado
  • J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz
    Pages 23-54
  3. Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz
    Pages 55-80
  4. Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz
    Pages 81-114
  5. Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz
    Pages 115-141
  6. Juliet Pinto, Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz
    Pages 143-163
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-168

About this book

Introduction

Combining perspectives from media studies and political ecology, this book analyses socially constructed news regarding three environmental conflicts in South America. In recent decades, South American political administrations have tied national economies to neo-extractive development strategies, creating not only vulnerabilities to global commodity boom and bust pricing cycles, but also to conflict regarding environmental and cultural degradation from extraction activities. Environmental contestations among indigenous peoples, environmental and social NGOs, state actors, and extraction industries receive media attention, but how these disputes are covered has implications for understandings of media performance in democratizing nations. The authors examine three case studies of environmental contestation in a region that is simultaneously vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and yet has become once again dependent on commodity exportation to industrializing and industrialized nations for economic benefit and social development strategies. 

Keywords

news production social construction of news South America extraction political ecology framing content analysis mixed methods Chevron Belo Monte Pascua Lama

Authors and affiliations

  • Juliet Pinto
    • 1
  • Paola Prado
    • 2
  • J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Communication + JournalismFlorida International UniversityNorth MiamiUSA
  2. 2.Communications DeptRoger Williams UniversityBristolUSA
  3. 3.Dept. Politics & International RelationsRoger Williams UniversityBristolUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-47499-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-47498-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47499-5
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