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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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Subject
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, this book 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
Member of
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Girvan, Anita,
Dewey number
363.738/74
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge environmental humanities series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Political ecology
  • Metaphor
Label
Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors, Anita Girvan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Earthscan from Routledge"--Book cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: How big is yours? -- Part I. Cultural-material resonances of 'carbon' and 'footprint' and the emergence of a new compound metaphor. Mise-en-scene: metaphor, affect, politics, ecology -- Part II. A tale of three footprints. Carbon subjectivity -- Carbon citizenship -- Carbon vitality -- Conclusion: Fostering critical eco-aesthetic literacies
Control code
on1006471319
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315621005
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006471319
Label
Carbon footprints as cultural-ecological metaphors, Anita Girvan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Earthscan from Routledge"--Book cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: How big is yours? -- Part I. Cultural-material resonances of 'carbon' and 'footprint' and the emergence of a new compound metaphor. Mise-en-scene: metaphor, affect, politics, ecology -- Part II. A tale of three footprints. Carbon subjectivity -- Carbon citizenship -- Carbon vitality -- Conclusion: Fostering critical eco-aesthetic literacies
Control code
on1006471319
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315621005
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006471319

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