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The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century, Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses, Edited by Heather Graves and David Beard

This book examines mass communication and civic participation in the age of oil, analyzing the rhetorical and discursive ways that governments and corporations shape public opinion and public policy and activists attempt to reframe public debates to resist corporate framing. In the twenty-first century, oil has become a subject of civic deliberation. Environmental concerns have intensified, questions of indigenous rights have arisen, and private and public investment in energy companies has become open to deliberation. International contributors use local events as a starting point to explore larger issues associated with oil-dependent societies and cultures. This interdisciplinary collection synthesizes work in the energy humanities, rhetorical studies and environmental studies to analyze the global discourse of oil from the start of the twentieth century into the era of transnational corporations of the 21st century. This book will be a vital text for scholars in communication studies, the energy humanities and in environmental studies. Case studies are framed accessibly, and the theoretical lenses are accessible across disciplines, making it ideal for a post-graduate and advanced undergraduate audience in these fields
Table Of Contents
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction: Rhetoric in the Age of Oil: Energy Humanities and the Discourses of the Petrochemical Industry; SECTION I: Euro-American Case Studies; 2 King Coal versus Prince Petroleo: Imagining Oil, Energy, and Transition in Early Twentieth-Century Britain; 3 Crude Thinking; 4 Rhetorics of Toxicity, Racism, and Religion on the Gulf Coast: Oil and Environmental Justice in BP Spill Documentary Films; 5 When Water Meets Oil: Rupturing Rhetoric and Reality in Energy Policy and Climate Science
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (319 pages).
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