Mass Media & Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades
Mass Media & Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades
by Neuzil, Mark. Kovarik, William.

Thousand Oaks, Calif. Sage Publications, Inc., 1996.

Mass media and the environment--United States...
Mass media--Social aspects--United States.
United States--Environmental conditions.
United States--Social conditions--1980-


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`This is a good treatment of a very timely topic. The historical detail both authors amass here is impressive and the case studies are both interesting and instructive. The strengths of the book are its interesting and original documenation of the role of different interest groups and their relationship with the media, and the contextual treatment of the evidence presented in the book' - K Viswanath, School of Journalism, Ohio State University

Throughout the history of the environmental movement, the mass media, environmentalists, governments and various power groups have interacted at various levels to affect social change.

The authors of Mass Media and Environmental Conflict emphasize these interactions using a series of case studies in environmental conflict from the United States. They explore the role of books, magazines and newspaper articles amongst other media and the ways media coverage has created both regional and national communities of environmental understanding. Cases covered include: contests over public land; the depletion of wildlife species and the evolution of hunting regulations; campaigns for clean air; and workplace hazards.