Environmental discourses

Muhlhausler, Peter and Peace, Adrian (2006) Environmental discourses. Annual Review of Anthropology, 35 457-479. doi:10.1146/annurev.anthro.35.081705.123203

Author Muhlhausler, Peter
Peace, Adrian
Title Environmental discourses
Journal name Annual Review of Anthropology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0084-6570
ISBN 978-0-8243-1935-9
Publication date 2006-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1146/annurev.anthro.35.081705.123203
Volume 35
Start page 457
End page 479
Total pages 23
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA, United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Discourses concerned with the perceived global environmental crisis have increased dramatically over the past couple of decades. This review consists of an ethnographic analysis of the principal components of environmental discourses as well as a discussion of the approaches employed to analyze them. These include linguistic discourses (ecolinguistics, ecocritical linguistics, discourse analysis) as well as approaches developed within other disciplines (anthropology, literary studies, philosophy, and psychology).

Over the years, the structural properties of environmental discourses have developed into a distinct discourse category. It remains unclear to what extent the numerous environmental discourses and metadiscourses significantly contribute to improving the health of the natural environment.
Keyword Ecolinguistics
Ethnography of communication
Environmental metaphor
Biocultural diversity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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