Communications/Media/Geographies by Paul C. Adams

By Paul C. Adams

Although there are human geographers who've formerly written on issues of media and communique, and people in media and verbal exchange experiences who've formerly written on geographical concerns, this is often the 1st book-length discussion within which skilled theorists and researchers from those varied fields deal with one another at once and have interaction in dialog throughout conventional educational limitations. the result's a compelling dialogue, with the authors taking off statements in their positions ahead of responding to the arguments made by way of others.

One major element of this dialogue is a lively debate concerning the type of interdisciplinary zone that will turn out to be a spotlight for destiny paintings. Does the already-established thought of verbal exchange geography provide the way in which ahead? if this is the case, what may utilized or severe kinds of verbal exchange geography be anxious to do? may possibly communique geography enjoy the forms of conjunctural research which have been built in modern cultural stories? may another method ahead be to visualize an interdisciplinary box of everyday-life experiences, which might draw severely on non-representational theories of perform and movement?

Readers of Communications/Media/Geographies are invited to hitch the talk, considering via such questions for themselves, and the topics which are explored during this publication (for instance, of area, position, which means, energy, and ethics) might be of curiosity not just to lecturers in human geography and in media and conversation reports, but additionally to a much broader diversity of students from around the humanities and social sciences.

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In addition, awareness of the concerted efforts by corporations, conservative politicians, and think tanks to promulgate misinformation and disinformation (Dunlap and Jacques, 2013; Oreskes and Conway, 2010) certainly suggests the need to spread more information and clear up the record. However, information diffusion is not a comprehensive response to the knowledge deficit. Information is not the same thing as knowledge. While it is undoubtedly true that information about environmental issues needs to be more effectively conveyed to the public, there are several reasons why it is a mistake to assume that the delivery of better environmental information is the most important communication goal en route to sustainability.

This is because they focus on the responsibilities of individuals rather than how individuals can become collective actors” (McEwan and Goodman, 2010: 105). , 2007: 232). A second line of critique points to the aestheticizing of difference that tends to accompany the marketing of fair trade products. Varul captures this in the phrase “consuming the campesino,” which implies that consumers may be indulge in “romantic daydreams” about idealized distant landscapes where happy peasants benefit from the largesse of distant consumers (2008: 661).

What these divergent programs point to are the practical problems involved in reconciling the global space in which environmental issues must ultimately be understood with the local places in which people inevitably encounter the effects of environmental changes in forms such as flooding, drought, heat waves, soil loss, toxic accumulations, and so on. : 217). In short, sustainability and justice present many scale-related challenges forcing a careful articulation among scales ranging from the local to the global.

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