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The environment in the age of the Internet : activists, communication, and the digital landscape/ edited by Heike Graf.

Publication:
Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (175 pages) : colour illustrations.
Series:
What works in conservation series. 2059-4240
What works in conservation series 2059-4240
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Subjects:
Environment in mass media.
Environmental protection.
Environmentalism in mass media.
Internet users.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"How do we talk about the environment? Does this communication reveal and construct meaning? Is the environment expressed and foregrounded in the new landscape of digital media? The Environment in the Age of the Internet is an interdisciplinary collection that draws together research and answers from media and communication studies, social sciences, modern history, and folklore studies. Edited by Heike Graf, its focus is on the communicative approaches taken by different groups to ecological issues, shedding light on how these groups tell their distinctive stories of "the environment". This book draws on case studies from around the world and focuses on activists of radically different kinds: protestors against pulp mills in South America, resistance to mining in the Sámi region of Sweden, the struggles of indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon, gardening bloggers in northern Europe, and neo-Nazi environmentalists in Germany. Each case is examined in relation to its multifaceted media coverage, mainstream and digital, professional and amateur. Stories are told within a context; examining the "what" and "how" of these environmental stories demonstrates how contexts determine communication, and how communication raises and shapes awareness. These issues have never been more urgent, this work never more timely. The Environment in the Age of the Internet is essential reading for everyone interested in how humans relate to their environment in the digital age."--Publisher's website.
Contents:
Notes on Contributors
Foreword
1. Introduction / Heike Graf
Resonance in News Media
About this Volume
References
2. The Environment in Disguise: Insurgency and Digital Media in the Southern Cone / Virginia Melián
Background
Digital Media and Protest
The Study
Camouflaged Arguments
User Generated Content and Mainstream Media
Networking beyond the Digital
Mobile Personal Engagement
Opportunities for Public Debate
Civic Engagement and Media Practice
Conclusion
References
3. Exploitation or Preservation? Your Choice! Digital Modes of Expressing Perceptions of Nature and the Land / Coppélie Cocq
Mining Boom, Land Rights, and Perceptions of the Environment
YouTube: A Channel for Environmental Activism
Contesting Narratives
Media Logic
Polarisation or Zone of Contact
Conclusions
References
4. Natural Ecology Meets Media Ecology: Indigenous Climate Change Activists' Views on Nature and Media / Anna Roosvall and Matthew Tegelberg
Introduction
Defining Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Defining Media Ecology
Method and Material
Analysis
Conclusions
References
5. The Culture of Nature: The Environmental Communication of Gardening Bloggers / Heike Graf
Garden Blogs
Environmental Communication from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective
Difference-Theoretical Approach
The Role of Topics Ecology and Gardening in the Mainstream Media
The Topics of Gardening Blogs
Consumption: Developing/Refusing a 'Buyosphere'
Production: Developing Green Gardening
Conclusions
References
6. The Militant Media of Neo-Nazi Environmentalism
Madeleine Hurd and Steffen Werther
NPD Media: Party Websites
Emotions
The NPD and the Environment
The Neo-Nazi World of Umwelt and Aktiv
Nature-Oriented Action: A Cure for National Ills
Women, Youth, and Germanic Nature: From Umwelt to Aktion
References
Index.
Notes:
Available through Open Book Publishers.
Series title added by publisher retrospectively.
Includes bibliography (pages 165-170) and index.
Contributor:
Graf, Heike, editor.
Open Book Publishers, publisher.
ISBN:
9781783742455
9781783742462
9781783742479
9781783742431 (Paperback)
9781783742448 (Hardback)
ISSN:
2059-4240 (Online)
2059-4232 (Print)
OCLC:
953734585
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star