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Media construction of environment and sustainability in India / Prithi Nambiar.

By: Nambiar, Prithi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2014Description: xviii, 288 p. : ill ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788132117414 (hbk.) .Subject(s): Sustainable development -- India -- Public opinion | Communication in economic development -- India | Environmentalism in mass mediaDDC classification: 338.95407 NAM Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1.Introduction Background Significance Policy Implications Summary and Organisation 2.The Sustainability Discourse Understanding Sustainability through Discourse Introducing India Summary 3.Prioritising Sustainable Development Theories of Development Sustainable Development Educating and Communicating for Sustainable Development 4.Communicating and Framing Sustainability Developments in Media and Communication Theory Communication for Sustainable Development: Collaborating for Change Framing Sustainability Sustainability and Media Framing An Epistemological Approach to Communicating Sustainability 5.The Indian Environment and Sustainability Discourse The Origins Major Environmental Movements Current Environmental Issues and Concerns 6.Making Sense of Sustainability: Exploring Elite Public Discourse Contents note continued: Private and Public Views about Environment and Sustainable Development Multiple Dimensions of Sustainability Frames and Themes in the Sustainability Discourse Problems Affecting the Sustainability Discourse Who Influences the Public? Public Influence on Policy Enriching Public Discourse on Environment and Sustainability 7.Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability Media Discourse on the Environment A Case Study Analysis of the Indian English Language Press Frames and Themes Concern for the Welfare of the Marginalised (101 References) Activism (98 References) The Scientific Frame (60 References) Morality (59 References) Governmental Accountability (55 References) Exemplary Practice (53 References) Local Evidence (46 References) Human Interest (45 References) Blame (43 References) Empowerment Support (40 References) Changing Paradigms (40 References) Contents note continued: Politics (39 References) The International Perspective (34 References) Urgency (32 References) Expert Opinions (26 References) Balance (22 References) Crisis (22 References) Conflict and Controversy (21 References) A Developed World Ploy (20 References) Lifestyle Change and Personal Responsibility (17 References) Framing Elements 8.Framing the Future of Sustainability The Nature of Sustainability How Is Media Constructing Sustainability? The Central Problematic in the Sustainability Discourse: Inadequate Media Treatment Impacting Public Thinking The Indian Pathway to Sustainability Revisiting the Conceptual Framework Recommendations.
Summary: The book analyses the role of media and communication in negotiating the meaning of environment and sustainability in the developmental context of India. As part of the global development discourse, it has become necessary to refocus on the meanings attributed to environment, sustainability, and sustainable development at the local and national level. The impact of these globally generated imperatives on a democratic, fast-developing nation like India is determined by the extent to which meaning negotiation through discourse aids their acceptance within societ.
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Includes bibliographical references p. (262-280) and index.

1.Introduction
Background
Significance
Policy Implications
Summary and Organisation
2.The Sustainability Discourse
Understanding Sustainability through Discourse
Introducing India
Summary
3.Prioritising Sustainable Development
Theories of Development
Sustainable Development
Educating and Communicating for Sustainable Development
4.Communicating and Framing Sustainability
Developments in Media and Communication Theory
Communication for Sustainable Development: Collaborating for Change
Framing Sustainability
Sustainability and Media Framing
An Epistemological Approach to Communicating Sustainability
5.The Indian Environment and Sustainability Discourse
The Origins
Major Environmental Movements
Current Environmental Issues and Concerns
6.Making Sense of Sustainability: Exploring Elite Public Discourse
Contents note continued: Private and Public Views about Environment and Sustainable Development
Multiple Dimensions of Sustainability
Frames and Themes in the Sustainability Discourse
Problems Affecting the Sustainability Discourse
Who Influences the Public?
Public Influence on Policy
Enriching Public Discourse on Environment and Sustainability
7.Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability
Media Discourse on the Environment
A Case Study Analysis of the Indian English Language Press
Frames and Themes
Concern for the Welfare of the Marginalised (101 References)
Activism (98 References)
The Scientific Frame (60 References)
Morality (59 References)
Governmental Accountability (55 References)
Exemplary Practice (53 References)
Local Evidence (46 References)
Human Interest (45 References)
Blame (43 References)
Empowerment Support (40 References)
Changing Paradigms (40 References)
Contents note continued: Politics (39 References)
The International Perspective (34 References)
Urgency (32 References)
Expert Opinions (26 References)
Balance (22 References)
Crisis (22 References)
Conflict and Controversy (21 References)
A Developed World Ploy (20 References)
Lifestyle Change and Personal Responsibility (17 References)
Framing Elements
8.Framing the Future of Sustainability
The Nature of Sustainability
How Is Media Constructing Sustainability?
The Central Problematic in the Sustainability Discourse: Inadequate Media Treatment Impacting Public Thinking
The Indian Pathway to Sustainability
Revisiting the Conceptual Framework
Recommendations.

The book analyses the role of media and communication in negotiating the meaning of environment and sustainability in the developmental context of India. As part of the global development discourse, it has become necessary to refocus on the meanings attributed to environment, sustainability, and sustainable development at the local and national level. The impact of these globally generated imperatives on a democratic, fast-developing nation like India is determined by the extent to which meaning negotiation through discourse aids their acceptance within societ.

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