The Anthropocene In Global Media

The Anthropocene In Global Media

The Anthropocene In Global Media

This book offers the first systematic study of how the ‘Anthropocene’ is reported in mass media globally, drawing parallels between the use (or misuse) of the term and the media’s attitude towards the associated issues of climate change and global warming. Identifying the potential dangers of the Anthropocene provides a useful path into a variety of issues that are often ignored, misrepresented, or sidelined by the media. These dangers are widely discussed in the social sciences, environmental humanities, and creative arts, and this book includes chapters on how the contributions of these disciplines are reported by the media. Our results suggest that the natural science and mass media establishments, and the business and political interests which underpin them, tend to lean towards optimistic reassurance (the ‘good’ Anthropocene), rather than pessimistic alarmist stories, in reporting the Anthropocene. In this volume, contributors explore how dangerous this ‘neutralizing’ of the Anthropocene is in undermining serious global action in the face of the potential existential risks confronting humanity. The book presents results from media in more than 100 countries in all major languages across the globe. It covers the reporting of key environmental issues, such as the impact of climate change and global warming on oceans, forests, soil, biodiversity, and the biosphere. We offer explanations for differences and similarities in how the media report the Anthropocene in different regions of the world. In doing so, the book argues that, though it is still controversial, the idea of the Anthropocene helps to concentrate minds and behaviour in confronting ongoing ecological (and Coronavirus) crises. The Anthropocene in Global Media will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental studies, media and communication studies, and the environmental humanities, and all those who are concerned about the survival of humans on planet Earth.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Leslie Sklair
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-22
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781000263763


The Anthropocene In Global Media

The Anthropocene In Global Media

This book offers the first systematic study of how the ‘Anthropocene’ is reported in mass media globally, drawing parallels between the use (or misuse) of the term and the media’s attitude towards the associated issues of climate change and global warming. Identifying the potential dangers of the Anthropocene provides a useful path into a variety of issues that are often ignored, misrepresented, or sidelined by the media. These dangers are widely discussed in the social sciences, environmental humanities, and creative arts, and this book includes chapters on how the contributions of these disciplines are reported by the media. Our results suggest that the natural science and mass media establishments, and the business and political interests which underpin them, tend to lean towards optimistic reassurance (the ‘good’ Anthropocene), rather than pessimistic alarmist stories, in reporting the Anthropocene. In this volume, contributors explore how dangerous this ‘neutralizing’ of the Anthropocene is in undermining serious global action in the face of the potential existential risks confronting humanity. The book presents results from media in more than 100 countries in all major languages across the globe. It covers the reporting of key environmental issues, such as the impact of climate change and global warming on oceans, forests, soil, biodiversity, and the biosphere. We offer explanations for differences and similarities in how the media report the Anthropocene in different regions of the world. In doing so, the book argues that, though it is still controversial, the idea of the Anthropocene helps to concentrate minds and behaviour in confronting ongoing ecological (and Coronavirus) crises. The Anthropocene in Global Media will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental studies, media and communication studies, and the environmental humanities, and all those who are concerned about the survival of humans on planet Earth.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Leslie Sklair
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-23
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781000263787


Global Media Studies

Global Media Studies

Global Media Studies explores the theoretical and methodological threats that are defining global media studies as a discipline. Emphasizing the connection of globalisation to local culture, this collection considers the diversity of modes of reception, reception contexts, uses of media content, and the performative and creative relationships that audiences develop with and through the media. Through ethnographic case studies from Brazil, Denmark, the UK, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and the United States, the contributors address such questions as: what links media consumption to a lived global culture; what role cultural tradition plays globally in confronting transnational power; how global elements of mediated messages acquire class; and regional and local characteristics.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Marwan Kraidy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-02-24
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781134380145


The Handbook Of Global Media And Communication Policy

The Handbook Of Global Media And Communication Policy

The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. Provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field Includes contributions from western and eastern Europe, North and Central America, Africa and Asia Offers new conceptual frameworks and new methodologies for mapping the contours of emergent global media and communication policy Draws on theory and empirical research to offer multiple perspectives on the local, national, regional and global forums in which policy debate occurs

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Robin Mansell
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-03-03
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9781118799451


Global Governance In The Age Of The Anthropocene

Global Governance In The Age Of The Anthropocene

Why has global governance largely failed to effectively tackle some of the most pressing global environmental challenges of our time? What are the obstacles to effective global and planetary problem-solving? And which solutions and responses have global governance actors come up with to confront these challenges? This textbook teases out the tragic entanglements between dominant global governance dynamics and the global environmental challenges of the Anthropocene, showing how international and global cooperation mechanisms that evolved over the last two hundred years are deeply implicated in exacerbating many of todays global environmental challenges. The book focuses on several global environmental challenges which are intrinsically interconnected, threatening to destabilise the entire Earth-system with serious consequences for human societies across the world. These global environmental challenges include infectious disease outbreaks, global food production processes, the pollution of freshwater resources, energy consumption patterns, deforestation and CO2 emissions. At the same time, the book also presents several alternative governance examples based on more democratic, citizen-based and holistic approaches to the global climate crisis, which point the way towards a new understanding of global governance in the age of the Anthropocene. This textbook is for undergraduate and postgraduate students of global governance, environmental politics and international relations. Dr Markus Fraundorfer is Lecturer in Global Governance and Programme Director of the MA Global Governance & Diplomacy at the University of Leeds, UK. He has published widely on different aspects of global governance, including infectious diseases, global food production, renewable energy, environmental governance, global internet governance and animal rights. His previous books include Brazil's Emerging Role in Global Governance: Health, Food Security and Bioenergy (2015) and Rethinking Global Democracy in Brazil (2018). .

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Genre : Climatic changes
Author : Markus Fraundorfer
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022
Total Pages : 383 Pages
ISBN : 9783030881566


The Handbook Of Global Media Research

The Handbook Of Global Media Research

Bringing together the perspectives of more than 40 internationallyacclaimed authors, The Handbook of Global Media Researchexplores competing methodologies in the dynamic field oftransnational media and communications, providing valuable insightinto research practice in a globalized media landscape. Provides a framework for the critical debate of comparativemedia research Posits transnational media research as reflective of advancedglobalization processes, and explores its roles andresponsibilities Articulates the key themes and competing methodologicalapproaches in a dynamic and developing field Showcases the perspectives and ideas of 30 leadinginternationally acclaimed scholars Offers a platform for the discussion of crucial issues from avariety of theoretical, methodical and practical viewpoints

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Ingrid Volkmer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-08-14
Total Pages : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9781118255308


Transnational Audiences

Transnational Audiences

In an interactive and densely connected world, transnational communication has become a central feature of everyday life. Taking account of a variety of media formats and different regions of the world, Adrian Athique provides a much-needed critical exploration of conceptual approaches to media reception on a global scale. Engaging both the historical foundations and contemporary concerns of audience research, Athique prompts us to reconsider our contemporary media experience within a transnational frame. In the process, he provides valuable insights on culture and belonging, power and imagination. Beautifully written and strongly argued, Transnational Audiences: Media Reception on a Global Scale will be essential reading for students and teachers of global media, culture and communications.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Adrian Athique
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-09-05
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781509506552


The Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed

Goodreads Choice winner for Nonfiction 2021 and instant #1 bestseller! A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. “The perfect book for right now.” –People “The Anthropocene Reviewed is essential to the human conversation.” –Library Journal, starred review The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale—from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar. Funny, complex, and rich with detail, the reviews chart the contradictions of contemporary humanity. As a species, we are both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough, a paradox that came into sharp focus as we faced a global pandemic that both separated us and bound us together. John Green’s gift for storytelling shines throughout this masterful collection. The Anthropocene Reviewed is a open-hearted exploration of the paths we forge and an unironic celebration of falling in love with the world.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : John Green
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-05-18
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780525555223


The Local And The Digital In Environmental Communication

The Local And The Digital In Environmental Communication

This volume interrogates the intertwining of the local and the digital in environmental communication. It starts by introducing a wave metaphor to tease out major shifts in the field, and situates the intersections of local places and digital networks in the beginning of a third wave. Investigations that feature the centrality of place and digital communication platforms show how we today, as researchers and practitioners, communicate the environment. Contributions identify the need for critical approaches that engage with the wider consequences of this changing media landscape, unpacking local and global tensions in environmental communication research. This empirical case study collection from different parts of the world shows that environmental activists and citizens creatively use digital technologies for campaign purposes. It identifies new environmental communication challenges and opportunities, as well as practices, of environmental activists, NGOs, citizens and local communities, in the fight for social and environmental justice.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Joana Díaz-Pont
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-05
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 9783030373306


The Global Water System In The Anthropocene

The Global Water System In The Anthropocene

The Global Water System in the Anthropocene provides the platform to present global and regional perspectives of world-wide experiences on the responses of water management to global change in order to address issues such as variability in supply, increasing demands for water, environmental flows and land use change. It helps to build links between science and policy and practice in the area of water resources management and governance, relates institutional and technological innovations and identifies in which ways research can assist policy and practice in the field of sustainable freshwater management. Until the industrial revolution, human beings and their activities played an insignificant role influencing the dynamics of the Earth system, the sum of our planet‘s interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. Today, humankind even exceeds nature in terms of changing the biosphere and affecting all other facets of Earth system functioning. A growing number of scientists argue that humanity has entered a new geological epoch that needs a corresponding name: the Anthropocene. Human activities impact the global water system as part of the Earth system and change the way water moves around the globe like never before. Thus, managing freshwater use wisely in the planetary water cycle has become a key challenge to reach global environmental sustainability.

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Genre : Science
Author : Anik Bhaduri
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-08-11
Total Pages : 437 Pages
ISBN : 9783319075488