Panel 1: Climate and Environmental Justice: Politics of Resistance


2018-2019 THEME FOR EHI


Panel 1: Climate and Environmental Justice: Politics of Resistance

“Protecting the Power to Pollute: Identity Co-Optation, Gender, and the Public Relations Strategies of Fossil Fuel Industries”

Shannon Bell (Associate Professor, Virginia Tech)

“Improve Your Habitat to Survive in the Long Run”

Derrick Jensen


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2 replies
  1. Derrick Jensen says:

    Hi, i’m the sole caretaker of my elderly, disabled mother, who has been in and out of the hospital for the last two months. I will answer questions as I am able, but can’t promise anything. Thank you, Derrick

  2. Damluji says:

    Shannon, thank you for this paper! I particularly appreciate your thorough attention to gender in the content analysis of PR media that you discuss. (Sidebar: the WING awards and pink paint floored me!) Were you able to gain any access to interviews with public relations professionals who were involved in the production and distribution of the media you’ve analyzed? If so, what did you learn about the approaches they take in crafting these gendered narratives? And what can distribution practices like ad buys in certain markets and on certain media outlets tell us about how the organizations imagine and construct their audiences? In other words, are there particular demographics they want to reach with these ads by airing them at particular times in particular geographies? I realize this may be well outside your approach in this paper but I’d love tongew if you explored any of these additional sources in your study thus far.

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