Contents of the 1995 Conference on Communication and Our Environment Proceedings

Cover of Third COCE Proceedings

Introduction

 

Historical Roots of Environmental Discourse

An Inventional Archeology of Rachel Carson's 'A Fable for Tomorrow'
Christine Oravec
 
Cultivating the Agrarian Myth in Hollywood Films
Jean Retzinger
 

Public Land, Public Discourse

The Creation of a National Monument: An Analysis of the Rhetorical Communication Leading to the Establishment of Walnut Canyon National Monument, 1915
Bruce J. Weaver
 
The Prestige Press and Environmental Communication: The New York Times' Coverage of the National Wetlands During the Bush Administration
Diane Nicodemus
 

Cases in Question

Environmental Perception and the Beartooth Alliance: Socioeconornic Struggles at the Grassroots
James G. Cantrill and Michelle D. Masluk
 
The National Park Concessionaire as Environmental Educator: A Case Study of Yosemite Park and Curry Company
Nickieann Fleener and Edward J. Ruddell
 
Raising Awareness and Stimulating Local-Level Groundwater Protection: The Groundwater Education in Michigan (GEM) Program
Ruth Kline-Robach
 
Recasting the News Net: A Case Study of Environmental and Technical News Reporting at Four Alabama Newspapers
Janice T. Pope
 

Environmental Literature and Rhetoric

Be Blown on by All the Winds: Henry David Thoreau and the Concept of Health
Michael P. Branch
 
Cold War, Silent Spring: The Trope of War in Modern Environmentalism
Cheryll Glotfelty
 
Rhetoric of Disengagement: Interpretive Talks in the National Parks
Zita Ingham
 

Communicating Risks to the Public

Superficial and Systematic Uses of Information about Environmental Risks
Robert J. Griffin and Sharon Dunwoody
 
Reporting Hantavirus: A Study of Intercultural Environmental Journalism
JoAnn M. Valenti
 
Improving Communication in a Climate of Uncertainty
Heather Tosteson
 

Communication and Social Conflict

Environmentalism's 'Evil Twin': The Ideological Challenge of the Wise Use Movement
Harold P. Schlechtweg
 
A Closer Look at Wise Use: Cognitive Dissonance, Logical Contradictions and Ideological Inconsistency
Kent Goshorn
 
Environmental Justice for All: The Persuasive Campaign of Benjamin Chavis
Stephen P. Depoe
 

Communication, Awareness, and Education

The Status of Natural Resource Management Related Environmental Education and Communication in Africa
Ben Tyson, Irma Allen, Ted Fields, Richard Grieser, and Martha Monroe
 
Talking Trash: Using Applied Social Research to Inform a Communications Program for Maximum Recycling in Rhode Island
Christina Zarcadoolas, Lori M. Hunter, and Erica Guttman
 
From Government-as-Solution to Sounding the Alarm: Rising Consciousness in China's Environmental Press
Jian Wang and Judy Polumbaum
 
Increasing Environmental Literacy by Design
Carolyn C. Harper and Nancy Haynie-Mooney
 
Effective Communication to Facilitate Stakeholder Participation in Ecologically Sustainable Development Decision Making
N. J. Smith-Sebasto and Will Focht
 

Changing Attitudes and Behavior

Atomized Environmentalism: The Influence of Individualism on the American Environmental Movement
Susan Weber Seybolt
 
Puffery in 'Green' Advertising Claims: Its Effect on Consumer Behavior in a Focus Group Setting
Tommy V. Smith and Patricia Mark
 
Making Less Garbage at the Supermarket: The Role of Attitudes, Values, and Persuasive Brochures
Anita M. Kugler
 

Public Interactions and Interchanges

Accounting For Your Actions: How Stakeholders Respond to the Strategic Communication of Environmental Activist Organizations
James Patrerson and Myria Watkins Allen
 
Facilitating Identification Across Divergent Perspectives Through Environmental Ethics Education
Tarla Rai Peterson, Susan J. Gilbert, and Gary E. Varner
 

Media Coverage of Environmental Issues

Environmental Concern and Media Coverage: 1988-1994
James Shanahan and Katherine McComas
 
Television News Coverage of the Environment: Polluted or Purified?
Michael Nitz and Sharon Jarvis
 
Mass Media and Global Warming: A Public Arenas Model of the Greenhouse Effect's Scientific Roots
Mark Neuzil
 
The Right to Remain Indian: A Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of the Isleta Pueblo Water Standards Case
Patricia A Curtin
 

Ecological Communication: Theory and Criticism

Ecological Communications: Committed Business Goes Beyond Green Marketing
Janet Dooley
 
The Full Ecology of Communication
Stephen Duplantier
 
Creating an Environmental Conscience: Form as a Rhetorical Strategy in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Perthenia Eilers
 
Resourcist Language: The Symbolic Enslavement of Nature
Mark S. Meisner
 

Issues and Research in Public Communication

The Great Lakes: Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Environmental Issues
Elaine Falk Katz
 
A Phantom Audience for Environmental Journalism?
Len Ackland