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Media, Environment and the Network Society

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Alison G. Anderson
    Pages 1-8
  3. News Agendas, Framing Contests and Power

    • Alison G. Anderson
    Pages 37-60
  4. The Climate Change Controversy

    • Alison G. Anderson
    Pages 61-97
  5. Oil Spills and Crisis Communication

    • Alison G. Anderson
    Pages 98-127
  6. Emerging Technologies

    • Alison G. Anderson
    Pages 128-161
  7. Future Directions

    • Alison G. Anderson
    Pages 162-170
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 171-203

About this book

The news media has become a key arena for staging environmental conflicts. Through a range of illuminating examples ranging from climate change to oil spills, Media, Environment and the Network Society provides a timely and far-reaching analysis of the media politics of contemporary environmental debates.

Keywords

  • Media
  • Environmental Issues
  • Science Communication
  • Environmental Communication
  • Online News
  • Network Society
  • Climate Change
  • Oil Spills
  • Emerging Technologies
  • climate change
  • Framing
  • media

Reviews

'Media, Environment and the Network Society is a much-needed rethinking by one of the field's leading scholars of many of our assumptions about media and environmental activism. Anderson's conceptually-smart analysis takes us well beyond activists' quest for access or visibility to the rapidly changing and complex terrain of global media politics including digital media in a networked world.' - Robert Cox, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

'A skilful guide through the rapidly-changing media landscape in which environment communication now takes place and through the new scholarship that has accompanied it. Anderson writes with the clarity of a good journalist and the rigour of a good academic.' - James Painter, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK

'Anderson expertly navigates the complex terrain of media, environment, politics and power. As one of the founders of this academic field, she provides a nuanced and rich account of how environmental issues are constructed and contested across a range of media platforms and social actors, including NGOs, businesses, citizens and celebrities. In placing emphasis on the power dynamics of online and offline media and activism in particular, Anderson lends us critical insight into the contemporary formations of the mediatised politics of the environment.' - Julie Doyle, Media and Communication Studies, University of Brighton, UK

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Plymouth, UK

    Alison G. Anderson

About the author

Alison G. Anderson is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Culture, Community and Society at the University of Plymouth, UK. She is Editor of Environmental Communication. Her previous books include Media, Culture and the Environment (1997) and Nanotechnology, Risk and Communication (2009) with Alan Petersen, Clare Wilkinson and Stuart Allan.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-31408-6
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Softcover Book USD 79.99
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Hardcover Book USD 107.99
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