Culture, Politics and Climate Change
ENVS 4800

Week 1
(August 23 & 25)

COMPONENT I: OVERVIEW – institutions, actors, (collective) psychology

Tuesday, August 23

  • general discussion of logistics, expectations, plans for the course

Thursday, August 25

  • select co-facilitation week

Hulme, M. (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, Preface and Chapter 1 ‘The social meanings of climate’, xxv-34.

Boykoff, M. (2011) Who Speaks for the Climate? Making Sense of Media Coverage of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, Chapter 1 ‘The world stage: cultural politics and climate change’, 1-29.

Cox, R. (2010) Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, Introduction ‘Speaking for and about the environment’, 1-10.

Kolbert, E. (2011) Enter the Anthropocene: age of man. National Geographic, March, 70-77.