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[ecrea] New book: The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication

Fri Mar 27 14:50:41 GMT 2015

*Anders Hansen* (University of Leicester, UK) and *Robert Cox*
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) are pleased to
announce the publication of /The Routledge Handbook of Environment and
/(Routledge, 2015).

 From the publisher’s website

This Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for
theory, research and practice with regard to environment and
communication, and it does this from a perspective which is both
international and multi-disciplinary in scope. Offering comprehensive
critical reviews of the history and state of the art of research into
the key dimensions of environmental communication, the chapters of this
handbook together demonstrate the strengths of multi-disciplinary and
cross-disciplinary approaches to understanding the centrality of
communication to how the environment is constructed, and indeed
contested, socially, politically and culturally.

Organised in five thematic sections, /The Routledge Handbook of
Environment and Communication /includes contributions from
internationally recognised leaders in the field. The first section looks
at the history and development of the discipline from a range of
theoretical perspectives. Section two considers the sources,
communicators and media professionals involved in producing
environmental communication. Section three examines research on news,
entertainment media and cultural representations of the environment. The
fourth section looks at the social and political implications of
environmental communication, with the final section discussing likely
future trajectories for the field.

The first reference Handbook to offer a state of the art comprehensive
overview of the emerging field of environmental communication research,
this authoritative text is a must for scholars of environmental
communication across a range of disciplines, including environmental
studies, media and communication studies, cultural studies and related


‘Bringing together the foremost scholars in the field and examining
environmental communication from a wide variety of angles and
theoretical perspectives, this Handbook is a crucial addition to
existing literature. It looks at all the relevant arenas and actors, and
accurately maps recent developments in theory and practice. The greatest
value of this volume resides however in the thorough and insightful
nature of the reviews offered in its chapters: a must for any course on
environmental communication and anyone interested in learning about the

/Anabela Carvalho, Associate Professor at the Department of
Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, Portugal /

‘Celebrating achievements whilst acknowledging challenges is a difficult
balance to accomplish. Hansen and Cox’s Handbook expertly navigates the
past, present and future study of environment and communication to offer
a highly engaging account of this multidisciplinary field. With passion
and authority, the editors and authors of this volume demonstrate the
significance of communication to the multiple practices and politics of
the environment. In doing so, they remind us of how far the field has
come since the 1970s, whilst providing an ethical and critical basis for
future research practice.’

/Julie Doyle, Reader in Media Studies, University of Brighton, UK/

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