Environmental risks and the media [electronic resource] / edited by Stuart Allan, Barbara Adam and Cynthia Carter.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
1 online resource (295 p.)
- Mass media and the environment.
Environmental health -- Press coverage.
Environmental protection -- Press coverage.
- Electronic books.
- Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial.Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensi
- Cover; Environmental Risks and the media; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the media politics of environmental risk; Part I. Mapping environmental risks; 1. TV news, lay voices and the visualisation of environmental risks; 2. Interest group strategies and journalistic norms: news media framing of environmental issues; 3. Claims-making and framing in British newspaper coverage of the 'Brent Spar' controversy; 4. The burrowers: news about bodies, tunnels and green guerrillas; Part II. Denaturalising risk politics
5. Environmental pressure politics and the 'risk society'6. 'Industry causes lung cancer': would you be happy with that headline? Environmental health and local politics; 7. The media timescapes of BSE news; 8. Reporting risks: problematising public participation and the Human Genome Project; Part III. Bodies, risks and public environments; 9 Selling control: ideological dilemmas of sun, tanning, risk and leisure; 10. Exclusionary environments: the media career of youth homelessness; 11. The female body at risk: media, sexual violence and the gendering of public environments
12. 'Landscapes of fear': public places, fear of crime and the mediaPart IV. Globalising environments at risk; 13. Communicating climate change through the media: predictions, politics and perceptions of risk; 14. Global citizenship, the environment and the media; 15. Mediating the risks of virtual environments; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -264) and index.
- Allan, Stuart, 1962-
Adam, Barbara, 1945-
Carter, Cynthia, 1959-
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