Graphs of Grief and Other Green Feelings: the uses of affect in the study of environmental communication

Lockwood, Alex (2016) Graphs of Grief and Other Green Feelings: the uses of affect in the study of environmental communication. Environmental Communication. ISSN 1752-4040

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Abstract

How can theories of affect and felt emotions be useful in studying the
communication of environmental crises? Beginning from tears spilt over
a graph of transgressed planetary boundaries published in an academic
paper, this article explores the presentation in graphic visual forms of
affective imagery and a growing sophistication amongst scientists,
policymakers and activist communicators in the visualization of
information, data and stories employed to carry the often difficult and
complex messages of current earth systems crises. Critically, this article
attends to the “emotion work” of such images. Taking a lead from
cultural sociology and attempting to elucidate the relationship between
societies under pressure and its choice of texts, this article considers the
environmental documentary Cowspiracy [Anderson, K., & Kuhn, K. (2014).
Cowspiracy. San Francisco, CA: AUM Films & First Spark Media.] to ask
questions of affect’s relation to expressions of the earth systems crisis,
which is also a crisis of culture.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sciences > Environment
Media > Journalism and Public Relations
Media > Media and Cultural Studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications
Depositing User: Alex Lockwood
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2016 08:36
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:39
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6613
ORCID for Alex Lockwood: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9549-5055

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