IECA Board member Anabela Carvalho's new book: As Alterações Climáticas, os Media e os Cidadãos (Climate Change, Media and Citizens)

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There is another new environmental communication book to announce this week. IECA Board Member Anabela Carvalho has published As Alterações Climáticas, os Media e os Cidadãos (Climate Change, Media and Citizens). This book is in Portuguese. A translation of chapters’ abstracts is available at http://www.cecs.uminho.pt/disclimate/Book.html. Here's the description:

In the last two decades, climate change became a matter of great public and political importance. Emerging primarily from the scientific sphere, the issue gained a high level of attention in the media and other public arenas and sparked unprecedented political processes. With strong links to the economy, climate change also has crucial ethical and cultural dimensions.

How is the meaning of this complex and multi-dimensional issue socially constructed? This book seeks to answer this question by using different theoretical and conceptual frameworks and methods of collecting and analyzing data. Its main goal is to understand the relationship between the discourses of various social actors, media discourses and citizens’ social representations of climate change.

Way to go Anabela!