The Environmental Communication Yearbook

Volume 2

Edited by Susan L. Senecah

© 2005 – Routledge

184 pages

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About the Book

Editorial Scope

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

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. J.A. Peeples, Aggressive Mimicry: The Rhetoric of Wise Use and the Environmental Movement. C.W. Toker, The Deliberative Ideal and Co-optation in the Georgia Ports Authority's Stakeholder Evaluation Group. W.J. Kinsella, One Hundred Years of Nuclear Discourse: Four Master Themes and Their Implications for Environmental Communication. J.D. Hamilton, Narrative Inclusions and Exclusions in a Nuclear Controversy. D.E. DeLorme, S.C. Hagen, I.J. Stout, Perspectives on Prescribed Burning: Issues and Directions for Developing Campaign Messages. J. Hendry, J. Cramer, The Logic of Colonization in the "What Would Jesus Drive?" Anti-SUV Campaign. B.J. Weaver, David Defeats Goliath on the Banks of the Delaware: Rhetorical Legitimacy and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Debate.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science