Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication

Carbon Capitalism and Communication

Confronting Climate Crisis

Editors: Brevini, Benedetta, Murdock, Graham (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive, authoritative, one-stop, overview of the current state and future challenges for research and debate on communication and climate crisisIncludes contributions from scholars, practitioners, activists as well as well-known figures such as Naomi Klein and former editor in Chief of the Guardian Alan Rusbridger
  • Uses case studies and analysis from Europe, North America, Australia, and China
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About this book

This volume examines the role of communication in contributing to and contesting the current climate crisis. There is now widespread agreement that even if increases in carbon emissions are kept to the current international target the climate crisis will continue to intensify. This book brings together, for the first time, state-of-the-art research with activists’ interventions to place debate around climate crisis within the wider conversation about the changing relations between communications and contemporary capitalism. Contributors include; Naomi Klein, Michael Mann, Alan Rusbridger, Vincent Mosco, Jodi Dean, and leading figures in Greenpeace and 350.org.

About the authors

Benedetta Brevini is a journalist, media activist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. 
Graham Murdock is Professor of Culture and Economy at Loughborough University, UK. 

Reviews

“This book will be of interest to all those who recognise the importance of clear communications as key to achieving a low carbon future. It should go on all relevant reading lists immediately.” (John Blewitt, Director MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Aston University, UK)

“Looking at every angle of carbon capitalism and its connections to communication, Brevini and Murdock bring together a multiplicity of voices of scholars and activists in a sobering discussion of the dominant socio-economic-political model and of openings for change. Creative academic analyses such as this one are crucial to inspire critical thinking and help us imagine sustainable and just futures.” (Anabela Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal)

“Linking carbon, capitalism and communication is essential to understanding environmental issues. This strong collection brings together critical information and reflections on these urgent problems and should immediately inspire our thinking, research, policies, and praxis.” (Janet Wasko, President, IAMCR)

“Carbon Capitalism and Communication: Confronting the Climate Crisis, as its title and subtitle indicates, addresses what might be seen as the six Cs that are coming to define the struggle over global warming in our time. The message of the distinguished contributors to this book is clear: If the world is to confront climate change, we must alter the current political-economic hegemony, in communications most of all.” (John Bellamy Foster, editor, Monthly Review, author (with Bett Clark and Richard York) of The Ecologial Rift)

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  • Due: January 27, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57876-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $34.99
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  • Due: December 30, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57875-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Capitalism and Communication
Book Subtitle
Confronting Climate Crisis
Editors
  • Benedetta Brevini
  • Graham Murdock
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57876-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57876-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-57875-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 259
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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