RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 560367138 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=169469 T1 Environmentalism and the mass media : the North--South divide A1 Chapman, Graham., PB Routledge PP London; New York YR 1997 SN 9780203443514 0203443519 9780415155045 0415155045 9780415155052 0415155053 0585462100 9780585462103 0203751752 9780203751756 1280202297 9781280202292 AB The mass media in different countries reflects dominant concerns of contemporary societies. Ideas of "environmentalism" are often broad and imprecise, holding neither meaning or currency. This volume discusses the diverse ideas of "environmentalism", the way environmental ideas circulate, and public reaction to environmental concerns conveyed by the media. Drawing on interviews with journalists, media pictures, and public opinion surveys in both UK and India, the authors outline the differing cultural, religious and political contexts against which "world views" form present an interesting picture between North and South. Mass media and communication technology is in danger of locking Northern countries into a ghetto of environmental self-deception thereby perpetuating poverty in the South. The South's goal remains the attainment of development; the North sees "environmental" problems occuring "elsewhere"--In Eastern Europe and developing countries. Whether or not "environmentalism" becomes a universal cause depends on how and to what extent such sharply contrasting world views can converge.