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Title Environmentalism and the mass media : the North--South divide / Graham Chapman [and others]
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 327 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Global environmental change series
Global environmental change series.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of maps; List of figures; List of tables; The authors and the project; Acknowledgements; Foreword; List of abbreviations; The cultural context; The environmental context; The view from the newsrooms of the UK and international agencies; The view from the newsrooms of India; The messages through the media: the content analysis of media output on the environment in India and the UK; Decoding the images: interpretations of environmental documentaries by British and Indian audiences; Public understanding of the environment in India and the UK
Summary The mass media in different countries reflects dominant concerns of contemporary societies. Ideas of "environmentalism" are often broad and imprecise, holding neither meaning or currency. This volume discusses the diverse ideas of "environmentalism", the way environmental ideas circulate, and public reaction to environmental concerns conveyed by the media. Drawing on interviews with journalists, media pictures, and public opinion surveys in both UK and India, the authors outline the differing cultural, religious and political contexts against which "world views" form present an interesting picture between North and South. Mass media and communication technology is in danger of locking Northern countries into a ghetto of environmental self-deception thereby perpetuating poverty in the South. The South's goal remains the attainment of development; the North sees "environmental" problems occuring "elsewhere"--In Eastern Europe and developing countries. Whether or not "environmentalism" becomes a universal cause depends on how and to what extent such sharply contrasting world views can converge
Notes "Global Environmental Change Programme."
"Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic development.
Environmentalism -- Great Britain.
Environmentalism -- India.
Mass media and the environment -- Great Britain.
Mass media and the environment -- India.
Form Electronic book
Author Chapman, Graham.
LC no. 96032316
ISBN 0203443519
0415155045 (cloth)
0415155053 (paperback)
0585462100 (electronic bk.)
9780415155045 (cloth)
9780415155052 (paperback)
9780585462103 (electronic bk.)