By Deserai A. Crow, Maxwell T. Boykoff

Focusing on cultural values and norms as they're translated into politics and coverage results, this booklet provides a different contribution in combining examine from assorted disciplines and from either the constructed and constructing global.

This assortment attracts from a number of views to provide an outline of the information with regards to our present figuring out of weather swap politics and tradition. it truly is divided into 4 sections – tradition and Values, verbal exchange and Media, Politics and coverage, and destiny instructions in weather Politics Scholarship – every one through a remark from a key professional within the box. The e-book comprises research of the demanding situations and possibilities for constructing profitable communique on weather switch between scientists, the media, policy-makers, and activists.

With an emphasis at the interrelation among social, cultural, and political facets of weather swap verbal exchange, this quantity may be of curiosity to scholars and students of weather switch, atmosphere reviews, environmental coverage, conversation, cultural experiences, media reviews, politics, sociology.

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People can see that some loss of what they value (or desire) will be involved in moving towards (or staying with) low-carbon, low-consumption ways of life. Although they may not realize what they do or would sacrifice in order to enjoy the comforts, conveniences, and luxuries of current advanced industrialized economies, they do realize what they do or would need to sacrifice to live more sustainably. Even if they reevaluate what matters to them, not everything they have to give up is worthless.

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These arguments rely on a common interpretation of sacrifice as essentially synonymous with deprivation or self-denial. A closer look at the concept, however, reveals a far more complex picture. " To be sure, then, sacrifice involves foregoing or giving up something one cares about - but only for the sake o[something else one cares about even more. In this way, sacrifice is decidedly not the same as simple deprivation or self-denial (Meyer, 2010, pp. 14-17). It entails loss, but it also entails gain.

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