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Climate change and post-political communication: media, emotion and environmental advocacy

Climate change and post-political communication: media, emotion and environmental advocacy

Hammond, Phil, 1964- author

For many years, the objective of environmental campaigners was to push climate change on to the agenda of political leaders and to encourage media attention to the issue. By the first decade of the 21st century, it appeared that their efforts had been spectacularly successful. Yet just at the moment when the campaigners' goals were being achieved, it seemed that the idea of getting the issue into mainstream discussion had been mistaken all along; that the consensus-building approach produced little or no meaningful action. That is the problem of climate change as a 'post-political' issue, which is the subject of this book. Examining how climate change is communicated in politics, news media and celebrity culture, this title explores how the issue has been taken up by elites as potentially offering a sense of purpose or mission in the absence of political visions of the future

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Philip Hammond
ISBN: 1138777498, 1138777501, 9781138777491, 9781138777507
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: Routledge studies in environmental communication and media
Subject: Media Studies.; Climatic changes Political aspects.; Communication in the environmental sciences.; Climatic changes in mass media.
Series Title: Routledge studies in environmental communication and media.

Contents

  1. Introduction: `Post-political' climate change
  2. Political elites and the search for green meaning
  3. Cycles, arenas and norms: understanding news coverage
  4. Green consumption, lifestyle journalism and media advocacy
  5. Climate change and celebrity culture
  6. Celebrity solutions and the radical alternative
  7. Conclusion: In search of the political