Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Myerson, George, 1957-

Title The language of environment : a new rhetoric / George Myerson, Yvonne Rydin
Published London : UCL Press, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  363.7 Mye/Loe  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Environment words, environet and the rhetorical web. Environment words and environet. The rhetorical web. A new rhetoric. Discourse and environment. So what? Reading the texts -- 2. Topic analysis (I). Environet of topics. Resources, energy. Population. Biodiversity, rainforest, species. Multiple interpretations -- 3. Topic analysis (II). Pollution, polluter. Global warming, climate change, the greenhouse effect. Sustainable development, sustainability. Earth, planet, globe, Gaia. The environet as an open system -- 4. Environmental ethos. Essential vision: sustainable development, sustain, sustainability. Technical vision: energy. Systematic far-sightedness: resources. Inclusive far-sightedness: global warming. Reassuring realism: pollution. Reverent objectivity: Earth. Emotive objectivity: population. Restrained objectivity and its rivals: biodiversity and rainforest. The role of environmental ethos -- 5. Constitutive figures: metaphorical argumentation, environmental irony, associative argumentation. Metaphorical argumentation. Environmental irony. Associative argumentation. From constitutive figures to figures of resolution -- 6. Figures of resolution: dialectic of catastrophe, the feasible possibility, overcoming the polarity. Dialectic of catastrophe. The feasible possibility. Overcoming the polarity. Concluding on solutions -- 7. Rhetoric and culture. The achievement of rhetoric. The answer culture. A culture of argument. Environet and modernity -- App. 1. Reading environmental texts: the methodology -- App. 2. "Doing" rhetoric: a nuclear exercise
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-253) and index
Subject Dialogue analysis.
Persuasion (Rhetoric)
Author Rydin, Yvonne, 1957-
LC no. 96219744
ISBN 0774805943
1857283309 (hbk.)
1857283317 (paperback)