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The Resource Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors, Anita Girvan

Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors, Anita Girvan

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Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors
Title
Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors
Statement of responsibility
Anita Girvan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Through an examination of carbon footprint metaphors this books demonstrates the ways in which climate change and other ecological issues are culturally and materially constituted through metaphor. The carbon footprint metaphor has achieved a ubiquitous presence in Anglo-North American public contexts since the turn of the millennium, yet this metaphor remains under-examined as a crucial mediator of political responses to the urgent crisis of climate change. Existing books and articles on the carbon footprint typically treat this metaphor as a quantifying metric, with little attention to the shifting mediations and practices of the carbon footprint as a metaphor. This gap echoes a wider gap in understanding metaphors as key figures in mediating more-than-human relations at a time when such relations profoundly matter. As a timely intervention, Carbon Footprints addresses this gap by using insights from environmental humanities and political ecology to discuss carbon footprint metaphors in popular and public texts. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students of environmental humanities, political ecology, environmental communication and metaphor studies"--
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Girvan, Anita
Index
index present
LC call number
QC902.9
LC item number
.G57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge environmental humanities series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Political ecology
  • Metaphor
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Metaphor
  • Political ecology
Label
Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors, Anita Girvan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Earthscan from Routledge"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : How big is yours? -- Part I. Setting the stage. Cultural-material resonances of 'carbon' and 'footprint' and the emergence of a new compound metaphor -- Mise-en-scène : metaphor, affect, politics, ecology -- Part II. Case studies. Introduction : A tale of three footprints -- Carbon subjectivity -- Carbon citizenship -- Carbon vitality -- Conclusion : Fostering critical eco-aesthetic literacies
Control code
1011554736
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781138658066
Lccn
2017020950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1011554736
Label
Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors, Anita Girvan
Publication
Note
"Earthscan from Routledge"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : How big is yours? -- Part I. Setting the stage. Cultural-material resonances of 'carbon' and 'footprint' and the emergence of a new compound metaphor -- Mise-en-scène : metaphor, affect, politics, ecology -- Part II. Case studies. Introduction : A tale of three footprints -- Carbon subjectivity -- Carbon citizenship -- Carbon vitality -- Conclusion : Fostering critical eco-aesthetic literacies
Control code
1011554736
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781138658066
Lccn
2017020950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1011554736

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