Greenspeak: A Study of Environmental Discourse
- Publish Date: 1998-11-03
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Rom Harr;Jens Brockmeier;Peter Mhlhusler
In this interdisciplinary examination of the discourse of environmentalism, the authors explore the linguistic, philosophical, psychological and cultural-historical aspects of environmental discourse; rather than environmental phenomena themselves. This volume is not advocacy on environmentalism, rather, it is an analysis of the means of persuasion and the techniques of advocacy used by both sides of the environmental debate between `conservationists and `conservatives. The book includes an analysis of the concepts of time and space in their linguistic manifestations. Another theme is the interdependencies of the natural world with political and economic institutions.