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Green culture : environmental rhetoric in contemporary America

Author: Carl George Herndl; Stuart C Brown
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1996.
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Green Culture is about an idea - the environment - and how we talk about it. Is the environment something simply "out there" in the world to be found? Or is it, as this book suggests, a concept and a set of cultural values constructed by our use of language? That language, in its many forms, comes under scrutiny here, as distinguished authors writing from a variety of perspectives consider how our idea and our  Read more...
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Green culture.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c1996
(OCoLC)605319075
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl George Herndl; Stuart C Brown
ISBN: 0299149900 9780299149901 0299149943 9780299149949
OCLC Number: 33335361
Description: xii, 315 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Millennial ecology : the apocalyptic narrative from Silent spring to Global warming / M. Jimmie Killingsworth and Jacqueline S. Palmer --
"Thinking like a mountain" : persona, ethos, and judgment in American nature writing / H. Lewis Ulman --
Epistemology and politics in American nature writing : embedded rhetoric and discrete rhetoric / Scott Slovic --
The low-level radioactive waste siting controversy in North Carolina : toward a rhetorical model of risk communication / Steven B. Katz and Carolyn R. Miller --
Saving the Great Lakes : public participation in environmental policy / Craig Waddell --
Gold, Yellowstone, and the search for a rhetorical identity / James G. Cantrill --
Landscape, drama, and dissensus : the rhetorical education of Red Lodge, Montana / Zita Ingham --
Beyond the realm of reason : understanding the extreme environmental rhetoric of the John Birch Society / Robert L. Brown and Carl G. Herndl --
Environmental rhetoric in the age of hegemonic politics : Earth First! and the Nature Conservancy / Marilyn M. Cooper --
Thomas Cole's vision of "nature" and the conquest theme in American culture / Gregory Clark, S. Michael Halloran, and Allison Woodford --
"The curious peach" : nature and the language of desire / Charles Bergman.
Responsibility: edited by Carl G. Herndl and Stuart C. Brown.
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Examining specific environmental debates, this study suggests the environment is a concept and a set of cultural values constructed by our use of language. It explores how genres such as nature  Read more...

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