Takahashi and Rosenthal publish Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations

Founding member Bruno Takahashi and his colleague Sonny Rosenthal have a new edited book out of case studies of environmental communication in minority communities. Entitled Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations, the book features 6 studies. Takahashi is Research Director and Associate Professor at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University, USA. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

From the book's description:

This volume aims to improve our understanding of culturally bounded rationalities across racial and ethnic groups facing environmental challenges, as they relate to the formation of environmental identities, environmental injustice, political activism, public engagement, and media representations, among others. The ideas presented in this book dovetail with the idea that environmental communication scholars and practitioners can effectively intervene to engage ethnic groups that traditionally are not included in decision making or deliberation processes that directly affect their livelihoods.

Considering problems such as the siting of industrial facilities, flooding, droughts, climate change, and air and water pollution, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of environmental communication.