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Description - Environmentalism and the Mass Media by Graham Chapman

The mass media in different countries reflects dominant concerns of contemporary societies. Ideas of "environmentalism" are often broad and imprecise, holding neither meaning or currency. This volume discusses the diverse ideas of "environmentalism", the way environmental ideas circulate, and public reaction to environmental concerns conveyed by the media. Drawing on interviews with journalists, media pictures, and public opinion surveys in both UK and India, the authors outline the differing cultural, religious and political contexts against which "world views" form present an interesting picture between North and South. Mass media and communication technology is in danger of locking Northern countries into a ghetto of environmental self-deception thereby perpetuating poverty in the South. The South's goal remains the attainment of development; the North sees "environmental" problems occuring "elsewhere" - in Eastern Europe and developing countries. Whether or not "environmentalism" becomes a universal cause depends on how and to what extent such sharply contrasting world views can converge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415155045
ISBN-10: 0415155045
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman is Professor of Geography, lancaster University; Keval Kumar is a Reader in the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Poona, India; Caroline Fraser is an Independent Media Consultant and Broadcast News Editor, Lyons, France; Ivor Gaber is Professor of Communications, Goldsmith College, London.

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