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Routledge Research Celebrates Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, check out some of our Routledge Research titles on environmental communication and media.

In celebration of Earth Day, we've put together a list of our recent titles on the environment, climate change, and ecology in media and communication studies. Use our website to quickly and easily recommend these books to your librarian for purchase either in hardback, or a more environmentally-friendly electronic format!

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  1. Cinema as Weather

    Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

    By Kristi McKim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security

    New Methods in Understanding Audiences

    By Greg Philo, Catherine Happer

    Series: Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

    This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key processes which affect the formation of public attitudes and understanding in these areas,...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Ecocinema Theory and Practice

    Edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, Sean Cubitt

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Ecocinema Theory and Practice is the first collection of its kind—an anthology that offers a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly growing field of eco-film criticism, a branch of critical scholarship that investigates cinema’s intersections with environmental understandings. It references...

    Published August 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media

    Writing Ecology

    Edited by Sidney I. Dobrin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Moving beyond ecocomposition, this book galvanizes conversations in ecology and writing not with an eye toward homogenization, but with an agenda of firmly establishing the significance of writing research that intersects with ecology. It looks to establish ecological writing studies not just as a...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Eco-Trauma Cinema

    Edited by Anil Narine

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film’s complex role in representing ecological traumas. Eco-trauma cinema represents the harm we, as...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Environmental Journalism

    Edited by Henrik Bodker, Irene Neverla

    Series: Journalism Studies

    Environmental journalism is an increasingly significant area for study within the broader field of journalism studies. It connects the concerns of politics, science, business, culture and the natural world whilst also exploring the boundaries between the local, regional and global. A central...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place

    Edited by Peter N. Goggin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Understanding how rhetoric, and environmental rhetoric in particular, informs and is informed by local and global ecologies contributes to our conversations about sustainability and resilience — the preservation and conservation of the earth and the future of human society. This book explores some...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Media and the Ecological Crisis

    Edited by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen, Nina Lager Vestberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform,...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication

    Internatural Communication

    Edited by Emily Plec

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Rhetorics, Literacies, and Narratives of Sustainability

    Edited by Peter N. Goggin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In this volume, rhetoricians, literacy scholars, and humanists have come together to examine the complex discursive constructions of sustainability. Touching on topics including conservation efforts in specific locales; social and political constructions of rhetorical place and space; community...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge