9780415393256

Mediating Nature

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415393256

  • ISBN10:

    0415393256

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-11-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Offering a cultural history of the present forms of imagining nature and the environment, this fascinating book focuses on the relationship between the emergence of environmentalist practices, and the development and consolidation of a variety of forms of mass-mediation. Where existing research has mostly focused on the mass media, Elliots latest work which will be of great interest to students of media, sociology and environmental studies, examines the role of mass-mediation, understood as a cultural pedagogy of modernity. This pedagogy involves a complex, and changing ensemble of institutions, discourses, technologies, and media: an ensemble which includes newspapers, photography, film and television, and which also came to include zoos, landscape gardens, trains, cars, and nature theme parks. The pedagogy in question helped to institute the modern nation-state and the forms of social practice that were eventually to give rise to the contemporary ecological crisis, but paradoxically, it also enabledthe emergence of the characteristic forms of communication employed by environmentalists to express changing sensibilities to nature, and to resist the excesses of capitalism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Introduction 1(12)
PART I 13(40)
1 The nature of nature
15(17)
2 The nature of observation
32(21)
PART II 53(177)
3 The nature of mathesis
55(22)
4 The nature of commodification
77(28)
5 The nature of industrialization
105(29)
6 The nature of sublimation
134(30)
7 The nature of incorporation
164(34)
8 The nature of environmentalism
198(32)
Epilogue: climactic change 230(11)
Appendix: the nature of Peirce 241(14)
Notes 255(9)
Bibliography 264

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