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Introduction: Environment, Media, and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia

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Environment, Media, and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia

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This introductory chapter provides an overview of the fields of ecomedia, eco-communication, and enviropop studies in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on environmental cinema and journalism. Although scholarship in these areas has gained considerable recent momentum in Anglophone contexts, especially in relation to climate change and the Anthropocene, less attention has been placed on the interconnections between media, popular culture, and the environment in Southeast Asian countries. The overarching aim of the edited collection then is to redress the lack of attention given to the region within existing Anglophone-dominant approaches. Comprising twenty chapters by contributors based within and outside Southeast Asia, the collection emphasizes the role of media and popular cultural forms in addressing environmental urgencies in the region, including climate change, species loss, water pollution, and the loss of traditional ecological knowledge. The chapter presents an overview of the contents of the collection before considering the limitations of the volume and suggesting avenues for further research.

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Ryan, J.C., Telles, J.P. (2022). Introduction: Environment, Media, and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia. In: Telles, J.P., Ryan, J.C., Dreisbach, J.L. (eds) Environment, Media, and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia. Asia in Transition, vol 17. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1130-9_1

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