[MARMAM] New article: The evolution of the super-whale. Complexity and simplicity in environmental communication

Benedict Singleton benedict.singleton at slu.se
Mon Nov 12 01:06:11 PST 2018


Dear all,

Apologies if this is off topic but I thought my recent paper in Marine Policy might be of interest to some list members:

Singleton, B. E. (2019) The evolution of the super-whale. Complexity and simplicity in environmental communication. Marine Policy. 99:170-172.
Abstract
This article discusses the tendency within environmental communication to homogenise diverse situations. Utilising the case of whale conservation it describes how actors on both sides of the whaling debate utilise the 'super-whale' - a homogenised discursive construct. The article argues that there are pragmatic advantages to such framing of environmental situations but also costs. In the case of whale conservation, the super-whale maintains focus on whaling rather than other, arguably more pressing, threats to whale species. More generally, utilising such framing tactics arguably prevent the voicing of new narratives about the global social order.
It'll be freely available to download for a month or so:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X1730845X?dgcid=author

Thanks,


Benedict Singleton
Postdoctoral Researcher
Swedish Biodiversity Centre
Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Uppsala
Sweden

Email:Benedict.singleton at slu.se<mailto:Benedict.singleton at slu.se>
Tel.: +46 736181689

Most recent papers:
Singleton, B.E. (2019). The evolution of the super-whale. Complexity and simplicity in environmental communication. Marine Policy, 99:170-172.
Singleton, B. E. & R. Lidskog (2018). Science, red in tooth and claw: whaling, purity, pollution and institutions in marine mammal scientists' boundary work. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 1(1-2):165-185.

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benedict_Singleton
Academia.edu: https://slu-se.academia.edu/BenedictSingleton
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benedict-singleton-9320937


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