Cultures of Environmental Communication: A Multilingual by Sara Nofri

By Sara Nofri

Sara Nofri combines a number of learn equipment (multilingual bibliographic learn, quantitative content material research, semiotic textual content research, interviews to reporters) and a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary viewpoint for investigating environmental conversation within the day-by-day caliber press of Germany, Italy, Sweden and united kingdom. She presents an in-depth portrait of the good points, the point of interest, the topics and stakeholders concerned, individuates various "cultures of surroundings" and "cultures of communication", and gives insights and functional instruments to investigate after which evaluation environmental verbal exchange. The methodological technique of this examine might be quite simply transposed to reviews investigating different contexts, cultures and media.

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This may lead to some conceptual confusion but other terms that scholars have put forth to encompass the broader field, such as ‘environmental awareness’ or ‘environmental consciousness’, do not seem to have caught on. So it appears that Four Pillars for Looking at the Role of Environment in Different Cultures 53 we will have to deal with such polysemy in the concept’s meaning for at least some years to come”38. There appears to be some doubts, therefore, on how to define environmental concern, or – from a more diachronic point of view – traditions.

The first consequence is that, if culture is defined as determined by nature, culture and nature are something different from each other. 11. Choosing a Definition of ‘Culture’: Some Philosophical Background 39 sequence is that, if culture depends on language, the very terms ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ are culturally biased. A short philosophical ‘journey’ helped the author realise the meta-reference of the study to the subject actually discussed, environment in the media. This journey started reflecting on the long-lasting discussion about the dichotomy between nature and culture, somehow intertwined with the study itself: comparing different cultures (people) and, within them, possibly different cultures (practices) of reporting the environment, required a clear mindset about not only what the borders between cultures are, but also about what the border between culture and nature for this study is (and whether there is one), since a ‘socio-cultural practice16 (the daily press) in different cultures dealing with natural phenomena’ is the matter examined.

2011. 2011. 2011. 2011. In particular, the Eurostat indicator for general dependence in the importing of energy for the four countries was respectively 85,4% for Italy, 60,9% for Germany, 38,0% for Sweden and 26,1% for the UK, meaning that Italy and Germany depend more heavily in importing energy from abroad. See Eurostat 2011: 26. 2011. 2 Language All four countries here selected present a relatively homogeneous language scenario. First, they all have one single official language different in each country (respectively Italian, German, Swedish and English), which is used and understood by the vast majority of the population27.

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