product description page

Climate Change and Post-Political Communication : Media, Emotion and Environmental Advocacy (Paperback)

Climate Change and Post-Political Communication : Media, Emotion and Environmental Advocacy (Paperback) - image 1 of 1

about this item

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 twenty-first 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, Climate Change and Post-Political Communication 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, and considers the ways in which it provides a focus for much broader anxieties about a loss of modernist political agency and meaning. Drawing on a wide range of literature and case studies, and taking a critical and contextual approach to the analysis of climate change communication, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of environmental studies, communication studies, and media and film studies.

Number of Pages: 149.0
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Philip Hammond
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2017
TCIN: 52198895
UPC: 9781138777507
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-1008

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.