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2020
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Coming in 2020!

Communication
and the Natural World

second edition

Judith Hendry
University of New Mexico

CONTENTS

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Preface xiii

Part I: Environmental Communication in a Changing World

Chapter 1: Communication and the Environment

Chapter 2: Environmental Communication in the Anthropocene 

Part II: Environmental Worldviews 

Chapter 3: Mainstream Environmental Perspectives 

Chapter 4: Radical Environmental Perspectives

Part III: Rhetoric and the Environment 

Chapter 5: An Introduction to Environmental Rhetoric

Chapter 6: Rhetorics That Divide 

Chapter 7: Prophetic Rhetoric

Chapter 8: The Rhetoric of Risk, Science, and Technology

Part IV: Media, Popular Culture, and the Environment

Chapter 9: Environmental News Reporting 

Chapter 10: Green Advertising and the Green Consumer

Chapter 11: Popular Culture and the Environment 

Part V: Public Participation and Environmental Advocacy 

Chapter 12: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making 

Chapter 13: From the Ground Up: The Environmental Justice Movement 

 

Selected Bibliography 

Timeline: Environmental Milestones and Significant Events

Credits and Acknowledgments

Index 

CONTENTS (detailed)


Preface 

PART I
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION IN A CHANGING WORLD 

Chapter 1
Communication and the Environment 

Assumptions Grounding the Study of Environmental Communication 

Environmental Communication as a Crisis Discipline    

Environmental Communication and Social Justice

Defining the Study of Environmental Communication 

Humans’ Relationship to the Natural World 

Symbols: Forms and Characteristics 

Symbolic Representation, Influence, and Construction

Symbols Represent Reality 

Symbols Influence Reality

Symbols Construct Reality    

Symbols and the Maintenance of Reality

Ideologies and the Maintenance of Reality 

Competing Discourses in an Ideological Struggle 

Chapter 2:
Environmental Communication in the Anthropocene 

Global Climate Change 

Human Population Growth 

Species Extinction and Loss of Biodiversity 

Fishing

Hunting

Nonnative Species Introduction  

Destruction and Alteration of Natural Habitats 

Forests    

Coral Reefs

Wetlands

Waste Disposal 

Solid Wastes              

Hazardous Wastes

Radioactive Waste    

PART II
ENVIRONMENTAL WORLDVIEWS

Chapter 3
Mainstream Environmental Perspectives 

Influences on the Western View of Nature 

The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment

Judeo-Christian Beliefs 

The Industrial Revolution

Consumerism and Capitalism 

Anthropocentric Reformism 

Stewardship 

Conservation

Preservation

Sustainable Development    

Chapter 4
Radical Environmental Perspectives

Deep Ecology 

Social Ecology 

Ecofeminism 

The Messy Domain of Environmental Perspectives 

PART III
RHETORIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

Chapter 5
An Introduction to Environmental Rhetoric 

Defining Rhetoric 

Instrumental and Constitutive Rhetoric 

Rhetoric as Identification        

Rhetorical Forms

Reasoned Argumentation 

Narrative

Myth

Image Events

Aesthetic Rhetoric

The Romantic Era

Contemporary Nature Writers

Chapter 6
Rhetorics That Divide

The Rhetoric of Polarization and Earth First!

Nondiscursive Rhetoric of Earth First!

Discursive Rhetoric of Earth First!

The Legacy of Earth First!

Some Implications of Polarizing Rhetoric

Another View of Polarizing Rhetoric

Competing Discourses of Climate Change  

The Conservative Think Tank Discourse Coalition

Questioning the Science  

Discrediting the Scientists 

Chapter 7
Prophetic Rhetoric

Apocalyptic Rhetoric 

The Apocalyptic Rhetoric of Silent Spring

Implications of Apocalyptic Rhetoric 

Potential Backlash to Apocalyptic Rhetoric

A Locus of the Irreparable

Appeals to Uniqueness

Appeals to Precariousness

Appeals to Timeliness

Potential Backlash to Rhetoric of the Irreparable

Utopian Rhetoric

Ecological Utopian Visions

“History of the Future”—An Ecological Utopian Narrative

Utopia as Dialogue

The Jeremiad

The Elements of the Jeremiad

Rhetorical Strategies of the Jeremiad    

Chapter 8
The Rhetoric of Risk, Science, and Technology 

Technical Rationality vs. Cultural Rationality

Risk Communication  

Epidemiology

Constraints to Alternative Ways of Knowing

Language

Control 

The Assumption of an Incompetent Lay Public

Ignoring the Outrage Factor

A Colossal Case of a Failed Rhetoric of Risk: Three Mile Island

The Three Mile Island Accident

Prevailing Conceptions of the Public

Three Mile Island Today and Subsequent Accidents

Cultural Rationality and Responses to Environmental Risk

NIMBY

NIMBY and Environmental Action

Inverted Quarantine

Inverted Quarantine and Environmental Action

GHOST and the Global Warming Specter

Rhetorical Dimensions of GHOST

GHOST and Environmental Action

PART IV
MEDIA, POPULAR CULTURE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Chapter 9
Environmental News Reporting

Framing the Story

Event-Oriented Reporting 

Focus on Drama 

Selection of Sources 

The Practice of “Balance”

Digital Technologies and Alternative News Sources

Post-Truth Society

The Erosion of Trust in Media    

Chapter 10
Green Advertising and the Green Consumer

Identifying and Targeting Green Consumers 

Greenwash Advertising

Types of Green Advertising

Ads That Promote a Green Lifestyle

Ads That Address the Relationship between a Product and Nature

Ads That Present a Corporate Image of Environmental Responsibility    

The Fantasy World of Nature According to Green Ads

Nature Is Sublime

Nature Is “Out There”

Nature Is for Personal Consumption

Nature Is Indestructible    

The Green Consumer

The Consumer “Goat”

The Paradox of Green Consumerism    

Chapter 11
Popular Culture and the Environment 

Defining Nature and the “Natural”

Greeting Cards

March of the Penguins

Defining Humans' Place in the Hierarchy

South Park

Grizzly Man

Defining Environmental Advocacy

SeaWorld

Dr. Seuss

PART V
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY 

Chapter 12
Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making 

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)  

Examining Environmental Impacts    

Problems with Implementing NEPA    

Building Trust through the Trinity of Voice

Access

Standing

Influence

The Compliance-Hoop Public Participation Model    

Traditional versus Innovative Practices

The Yin and Yang of Participation Processes    

Freedom of Information, Sunshine, and the Right to Know 

Digital Citizen Activism

Using Social Media to Organize and Mobilize

Potential Pitfalls of Online Activism

Slacktivism

Clicktivism

Hacktivism

The Citizen Activist in a Changing Political Landscape 

The “New” Green Movement and Climate Justice

The Climate Justice Movement    

Chapter 13
From the Ground Up: The Environmental Justice Movement 

Environmental Justice

Environmental Racism

Cancer Alley: A Case Study of Environmental Injustice

The Indecorous Voice 

Militant Mothers  

Environmental Justice and Farm Workers 

Environmental Justice and Indigenous Peoples 

Environmental Justice Globally    

Seeds of Injustice: Biopiracy 

The Injustice of Global Warming

Room for Hope: Paris and the Climate Justice Movement

  

Selected Bibliography 

Timeline: Environmental Milestones and Significant Events

Index 

 

 

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