Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series

The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication

Editors: Díaz-Pont, J., Maeseele, P., Egan Sjolander, A., Mishra, M., Foxwell-Norton, K. (Eds.)

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  • Examines changing scenarios in environmental communication resulting from the intertwining of ‘the digital’ and’ the local’
  • Presents a diverse collection of case studies undertaken around the globe
  • Highlights the increased importance of both place and people when identifying and framing environmental problems
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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.

About the authors

Joana Díaz-Pont is Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Public Law of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Her research is in the intersection between environmental communication, governance and policies for sustainability.

Pieter Maeseele is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His research agenda focuses on the role and performance of media and popular culture in relation to democratic debate, citizenship and pluralism.

Annika Egan Sjölander is Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. She researches the democratic role of media and communication in environmental communication and their impact on the development of sustainable societies in the Anthropocene.

Maitreyee Mishra is Assistant Professor at Manipal Institute of Communication, MAHE, India. Her research areas are environmental humanities, development and gender, Japanese anime, and anthropology.

Kerrie Foxwell-Norton is Associate Professor of Communication, Media and Journalism Studies at Griffith University, Australia.  Her research explores environmental communication of coastal and marine environments and the myriad of communities therein.

Reviews

“This book adds to our knowledge of how the digital and the local intertwine to advance different discourses in environmental communication and will be a useful resource for scholars of environmental studies, media and communication, cultural studies, and science communication.” (Jingrong Tong, Senior Lecturer in Digital News Cultures, University of Sheffield, UK)

“This edited volume will make an important contribution to our understanding of the global and local interconnections in digital environmental communication space with the ever expanding use of technologies.” (Usha Harris, Department of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Environmental Communication in the Intertwining of the Local and the Digital

    Pages 1-29

    Díaz-Pont, Joana (et al.)

  • Aerial Activism in Old-Growth Rainforest: The Ancient Forest Alliance’s Drone Videography as Spatial Communication

    Pages 33-48

    Moscato, Derek

  • Employing Digital Technologies in Environmental Communication Campaigns in China: A Capacity-Building Perspective

    Pages 49-67

    Yang, Kenneth C. C. (et al.)

  • The Multiple Airs: Pollution, Competing Digital Information Flows and Mobile App Design in China

    Pages 69-87

    Tarantino, Matteo

  • Localizing Environmental Conflicts: Facebook Groups as Intertextual Sites for Local Protest Voices

    Pages 91-108

    Horsbøl, Anders

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication
Editors
  • Joana Díaz-Pont
  • Pieter Maeseele
  • Annika Egan Sjolander
  • Maitreyee Mishra
  • Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
Series Title
Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37330-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37330-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37329-0
Series ISSN
2634-5978
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 276
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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