Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Climate irresponsibility on social media: A critical approach to “high-carbon visibility discourse”
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3607-7881
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1011-7726
2023 (English)In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 1011-1025Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
00. Sustainable Development, 13. Climate action
Abstract [en]

Human GHG emissions are entering networked everyday relations. On social media, users potentially "reveal" their carbon footprints when they post pictures of a beef-based dinner or intercontinental travel. As the increasing urgency of climate change coincides with people's increasingly online-oriented lifestyles, we suggest that social-media research should devote attention to the ways in which users overlook, hide, limit, or casually articulate their high-carbon oriented lifestyles in digital space. This would contribute important knowledge about the role of social-media communication concerning climate change as an individual responsibility, and requires a concentration on how status updates become loaded with ideological meaning (high-carbon visibility discourse). The purpose is to present a framework for critical analyses of visual disclosure of carbon footprints in social media use. Media theory, semiotics, network theory and critical theory are combined to theorize how users' activities on social media become high-carbon oriented; their promotion of a business-as-usual stance; and how this operates ideologically through reification, legitimation and unification.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023. Vol. 33, no 5, p. 1011-1025
Keywords [en]
Social media, visual social media, climate change visibility, climate shame, irresponsibility, critique of ideology
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54608DOI: 10.1080/10350330.2021.1976053ISI: 000694744200001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85114683776Local ID: HOA;;1593405OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-54608DiVA, id: diva2:1593405
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00570Available from: 2021-09-13 Created: 2021-09-13 Last updated: 2024-01-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Berglez, PeterOlausson, Ulrika

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Berglez, PeterOlausson, Ulrika
By organisation
HLK, Media and Communication Studies
In the same journal
Social Semiotics
Media and Communications

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 293 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf