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Title The symbolic earth : discourse and our creation of the environment / James G. Cantrill & Christine L. Oravec, editors
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1996]
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1996


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Description 1 online resource (291 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Field and Context of Environmental Discourse; Chapter 1 Tracking the Elusive Jeremiad: The Rhetorical Character of American Environmental Discourse; Chapter 2 Naturalizing Communication and Culture; Chapter 3 To Stand Outside Oneself: The Sublime in the Discourse of Natural Scenery; Chapter 4 Perceiving Environmental Discourse: The Cognitive Playground; Chapter 5 Environmental Advocacy in the Corridors of Government; Chapter 6 Retalking Environmental Discourses from a Feminist Perspective: The Radical Potential of Ecofeminism
Chapter 11 The Mass Media ((Discover"" the Environment: Influences on Environmental Reporting in the First Twenty YearsChapter 12 Media Frames and Environmental Discourse: The Case of ""Focus: Logjam""; List of Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W
Part II: Case Studies in Environmental CommunicationChapter 7 ""What to Do with the Mountain People?"": The Darker Side of the Successful Campaign to Establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Chapter 8 Plastics as a ""Natural Resource"": Perspective by Incongruity for an Industry in Crisis; Chapter 9 Valuation Analysis in Environmental Policy Making: How Economic Models Limit Possibilities for Environmental Advocacy; Chapter 10 Liberal and Pragmatic Trends in the Discourse of Green Consumerism
Summary The core dilemma in environmental advocacy may be illustrated by the question, ""When we communicate about the world, should we stress what we know or what we feel?"" The contributors to The Symbolic Earth argue that it is more important to decide how we should talk about what we know and feel. In their view, the environment is larely a product of how we talk about the world.Because the environment is a social construction, the only hope we have of preserving it is to understand and alter the fundamental ways we discuss it. This collection first examines the ways in which discourse creates env
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Donated by Professor Helen Ingram, University of Arizona
Description based on print version record
Subject Environmental policy -- United States.
Author Cantrill, James G. (James Gerard), 1955- editor
Oravec, Christine L. (Christine Lena), 1950- editor
LC no. 96005956
ISBN 0813108837