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Environmental Communication

For a Special Issue on

Environmental Media at the Intersections: Green Storytelling, Practice, and Justice On the Screen and Behind the Scenes

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Hunter Vaughan, University of Cambridge
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Martin Mhando, St John's University of Tanzania
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Martina Broner, Dartmouth College
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Environmental Media at the Intersections: Green Storytelling, Practice, and Justice On the Screen and Behind the Scenes

The purpose of this special issue of Environmental Communication is to explore environmental issues at play across creative screen (film, television, and streaming, or FTS)
industries, in terms of both representation and infrastructure, and how these overlap and intersect with problems of social power, justice, and equity. We invite qualitative and
quantitative contributions to the overlap of social and environmental sustainability across a dual focus on how climate issues and stories are represented in screen texts and how
problems of materiality and sustainability strategies manifest as part of the sector’s production and practice.

Suggested areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Production culture social hierarchies and sustainability management on set
  • Studio and streamer net zero initiatives and green branding in the age of digital production
  • Formal aesthetics and compositions of climate justice
  • Intersectional analysis of climate storytelling and narrativity on local and/or global scales
  • Environmental thought and activism in Indigenous and Native media production
  • Environmental costs and benefits of digitalisation in the sector
  • Framings of environmentally conscious media production that engage with theories of extractivism or thought from the Global Majority
  • Feminist methodologies for investigating and/or producing environmental storytelling across screens
  • Case studies of environmental practices in mobile, international and transnational productions

Disciplinary keywords: environmental media studies, production culture studies, media industry studies, cultural studies, race and gender studies

Please contact Professor Vaughan with any questions.

Submission Instructions

Authors may submit their paper in any scholarly format or layout. Manuscripts may be supplied as single or multiple files. These can be Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt), or PDF files. Figures and tables can be placed within the text or submitted as separate documents. Figures should be of sufficient resolution to enable refereeing.

  • There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to evaluate a manuscript: abstract, author affiliation, figures, tables, funder information, and references. Further details may be requested upon acceptance.
  • References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied. Author name(s), journal or book title, article or chapter title, year of publication, volume and issue (where appropriate) and page numbers are essential. All bibliographic entries must contain a corresponding in-text citation. The addition of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers is recommended but not essential.
  • The journal reference style will be applied to the paper post-acceptance by Taylor & Francis.
  • Spelling can be US or UK English so long as usage is consistent.

Note that, regardless of the file format of the original submission, an editable version of the article must be supplied at the revision stage.

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