publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Science and rhetoric in a globalizing public sphere: mediating systems of climate change knowledge and action

Üzelgün, Mehmet Ali;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Classification (PsychINFO): 3000 Social Psychology 3040 Social Perception & Cognition 4070 Environmental questions e attitudes People’s knowledge and beliefs about intangible problems such as climate change rely heavily on mediated discourses of science and policy. This thesis employs a dialogical and rhetorical approach to social representations to examine how two mediating systems -the mainstream press and environmental non-governmental organizations- represent and reconstruct climate change. The first empirical chapter focuses on the articles published over one decade (1999-2009) in the mainstream Turkish press. The analyses reveal that climate change emerged...
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free text keywords: Mediating systems, Press, NGOs, Social Representations, Communication, Discourse, Rhetoric, Climate change
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