The Environmental Communication Yearbook is a multidisciplinary forum through which a broad audience of academics, professionals, and practitioners can share and build theoretical, critical, and applied scholarship addressing environmental communication in a variety of contexts. This peer-reviewed annual publication invites submissions that showcase and/or advance our understanding of the production, reception, contexts, or processes of human communication regarding environmental issues. Theoretical expositions, literature reviews, case studies, cultural and mass media studies, best practices, and essays on emerging issues are welcome, as are both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Areas of topical coverage will include:
*participatory processes: public participation, collaborative decision making, dispute resolution, consensus building processes, regulatory negotiations, community dialogue, building civic capacity;
*journalism and mass communications: newspaper, magazine, book and other forms of printed mass media; advertising and public relations; media studies; and radio, television, and Internet broadcasting; and
*communication studies: rhetorical/historical case studies, organizational analyses, public relations/issues management, interpersonal/relational dimensions, risk communication, and psychological/cognitive research, all of which examine the origins, content, structure, and outcomes of discourse about environmental issues.
Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis for inclusion in volumes published annually.
Researchers, scholars, students and practitioners in environmental communication, journalism, rhetoric, public relations, mass communication, risk analysis, political science, environmental education, environmental studies, public administrations; policymakers; others interested in environmental issues and the communication channels used for discourse and information dissemination on the topic.
For more information and guidelines for submissions, visit www.erlbaum.com/ecy.htm.
Contents: S. Senecah, S. Depoe, M. Neuzil, G. Walker, Introduction. C.L. Oravec, T. Clarke, Naming Interpretation, Policy, and Poetry: Communicating Cedar Breaks National Monument. T.R. Peterson, M.J. Peterson, W.E. Grant, Social Practice and Biophysical Process. M.P. Moore, Eulogy for Tobe West: On the Agitation and Control of a Salvage-Rider Timber Sale. W.V. Feller, Blue Skies, Green Industry: Corporate Environmental Reports as Utopian Narratives. D. Hope, The Rhetoric of Autobiography in Women's Environmental Narratives: Lois Gibbs' Love Canal: My Story and Sandra Steingraber's Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment. D. Pompper, At the 20th Century's Close: Framing the Public Policy Issue of Environmental Risk. G.B. Walker, S.E. Daniels, Dialogue and Deliberation in Environmental Conflict: Enacting Civic Science. J.G. Cantrill, A Sense of Self-in-Place for Adaptive Management, Capacity Building, and Public Participation. S.M. Friedman, And the Beat Goes on: The Third Decade of Environmental Journalism. C. Trumbo, G.J. O'Keefe, Reasoned Action in Environmental Communication Research: Demonstration of an Augmented Model. M. Nitz, H. West, Framing of Newspaper News Stories During a Presidential Campaign Cycle: The Case of Bush-Gore in Election 2000. M.S. Sawyer, Nonverbal Ways of Communicating With Nature: A Cross-Case Study.