Earthtalk: Communication Empowerment for Environmental Action

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Star A. Muir, Thomas Lee Veenendall
Praeger, Jan 1, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 233 pages
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This collection of essays examines the variety of ways in which communication scholarship and research contribute to the political mobilization and empowerment of citizens to act on environmental issues--environmental discourse and action in the largest sense. As seen here, the task of environmental empowerment involves a curious mixture of national and local politics, abstract principles and concrete actions, ethical frameworks and political expediency. The contributors to this volume provide a fascinating array of perspectives on how to go about this task and how earthtalk continues to shape and frame human perceptions and actions on environmental issues. This unique work will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, and students of political communication, public policy, and the environment.

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Contents

An Exploration of Persuasive
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Environmental Risk Communication and Community
27
Media Portrayals
45
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About the author (1996)

STAR A. MUIR is an Associate Professor of Communication at George Mason University in Virginia and is coauthor (with J. Muir) of Foundations in Public Communication (1992).

THOMAS L. VEENENDALL is an Associate Professor of Speech Communication at Montclair State College in New Jersey and is coauthor (with M. Feinstein) of Let's Talk About Relationships (1994).

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