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September 13-15 2012
The Conference on Culture, Politics, & Climate Change is an event of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, that takes place from the 13th to the 15th of September 2012.
Which obstacles and opportunities are U.S. climate policymakers and scientists confronted with? Current issues of climate change will be focused at the International Conference on Culture, Politics and Climate Change. This will happen in a cross-disciplinary way, in order to look at the topic and at intersections between culture, politics and science from different viewpoints.
The political and cultural discourse generates many questions concerning climate change:
How can climate change be addressed on a national scale? Or should climate change rather be addressed on a global level? How is policy made and what is the role of state and non-state actors? How is meaning is derived from our shared culture?
Especially in the U.S. the topic is relevant, all the more facing the national elections and ongoing international climate negotiations.
The Call for Papers is addressed to presenters, who look at the communication of climate change in public and its effect on other cultural and political processes. Comparisons, with papers and panels on culture, politics and climate change in the U.S. and other countries are welcomed.
The following questions may be considered as suggestions for papers and panels,but can be enhanced by other ideas as well:
- Communication of science
- Media and environmental policy
- Social movements/activism
- Political communication of climate change
- Mediated representation
- Non-state actors in climate politics and communication
- Journalism studies
- Visual culture
- Consumer culture studies
- Spiritualities of globalization
- Religions and the environment
- Documentary/feature film
For more information, contact:
Deserai A. Crow, Associate Director, Center for Environmental
JournalismÂ deserai [dot] crow [at] colorado [dot] eduor have a look at the homepage of the conference www.climateculturepolitics.org
The Call for Papers can be downloaded as PDF file here:
Sept 2012 CU-Boulder conference â€“ media, culture & climate change CFP
The deadline for submissions and abstracts is January 10, 2012.
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