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Seeing green : the use and abuse of American environmental images

Author: Finis Dunaway
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015
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Over 15 chapters, Dunaway transforms what we know about icons and events. Seeing Green is the first history of ads, films, political posters, and magazine photography in the postwar American environmental movement. From fear of radioactive fallout during the Cold War to anxieties about global warming today, images have helped to produce what Dunaway calls "ecological citizenship, " telling us that "we are all to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Finis Dunaway
ISBN: 9780226597614 022659761X 9780226169903 0226169901
OCLC Number: 1098171081
Description: viii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Dr. Spock, Daisy Girl, and DDT: a prehistory of environmental icons --
Earth day and the visual politics of environmental crisis --
From Santa Barbara to Earth Day --
Gas masks: the ecological body under assault --
Pogo: "we have met the enemy and he is us" --
The crying Indian --
The recycling logo and the aesthetics of environmental hope --
Energy crises and emotional politics --
Gas lines and power struggles --
Nuclear meltdown I: the China syndrome --
Nuclear meltdown II: Three Mile Island --
Here comes the sun? --
Carter's crisis and the road not taken --
Green goes mainstream --
Environmental spectacle in a neoliberal age --
Meryl Streep, the Alar crisis, and the rise of green consumerism --
The sudden violence of the Exxon Valdez --
Global crisis, green consumers: the media packaging of Earth Day 1990 --
Conclusion: the strange career of an inconvenient truth
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Shows how popular environmentalism has been entwined with mass media spectacles of crisis. The author focuses on key moments in which media images provoked environmental anxiety but also prescribed  Read more...


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"Finis Dunaway's Seeing Green is not just a brilliant study of the ways images have shaped environmental debate. It's also a provocative analysis of the reasons why the environmental movement hasn't Read more...

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