Environmental Discourses in the Media

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A basic introduction to discourse analysis. This slideshow is used for a discussion of environmental discourses in media

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Environmental Discourses in the Media

  1. 1. Discourses Antonio Lopez creative commons license 3.0 http://mediacology.com
  2. 2. Discourse is the way people talk a bout something
  3. 3. Examples: Politics Professions Workplaces Social groups Cultures
  4. 4. Discourses consist of “short cuts”: Metaphors Tropes Synecdoche Metonymy Allegory
  5. 5. “Metaphors open doors” Metaphor: “Understanding and explaining one kind of thing in terms of another” Lakoff and Johnson, Metaphors We Live By
  6. 6. Trope: “Storytelling devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience member’s minds and expectations.” Tvtropes.com
  7. 7. Synecdoche: “Part stands for the whole”
  8. 8. Metonymy: “Figure of speech when an object replaces the other that is closely associated with it.”
  9. 9. Allegory: “A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal hidden meanings, Typically a moral or political one.”
  10. 10. A B C
  11. 11. “Earth”
  12. 12. “Pastoral”
  13. 13. “Wild”/“Wilderness”
  14. 14. “Pollution””
  15. 15. “Eco-Apocalypse”
  16. 16. “Eco-Utopia”
  17. 17. “Progress”
  18. 18. “Progress”
  19. 19. “Economy”
  20. 20. “People Power”
  21. 21. “Civilization”

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