Environmental News in South America : Conflict, Crisis and Contestation

Environmental News in South America : Conflict, Crisis and Contestation - Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication

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Combining perspectives from media studies and political ecology, this book analyses socially constructed news regarding three environmental conflicts in South America. In recent decades, South American political administrations have tied national economies to neo-extractive development strategies, creating not only vulnerabilities to global commodity boom and bust pricing cycles, but also to conflict regarding environmental and cultural degradation from extraction activities. Environmental contestations among indigenous peoples, environmental and social NGOs, state actors, and extraction industries receive media attention, but how these disputes are covered has implications for understandings of media performance in democratizing nations. The authors examine three case studies of environmental contestation in a region that is simultaneously vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and yet has become once again dependent on commodity exportation to industrializing and industrializednations for economic benefit and social development strategies. 


Book information

ISBN: 9781137474988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 070.4493337098
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 168
Weight: 3392g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 24mm