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The post-political condition of climate change: an ideology approach
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
Örebro University.
2014 (English)In: Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, ISSN 1045-5752, E-ISSN 1548-3290, Vol. 25, no 1, 54-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Scholars have argued that environmental discourse in general and climate change discourse in particular have contributed to a post-politicization of the public sphere, meaning there is now an absence of deeper conflicting viewpoints about the future direction of society; capitalism has been naturalized as the only conceivable option for the organization of socio-political-ecological life. The aim of the study is to empirically explore the ways in which the post-political condition of climate change is established in public discourse. Applying an ideology-theoretical approach to a focus-group study with Swedish citizens, the article analyzes how the post-politicization of the climate issue is shaped by 1) belief in a “climate threat,” 2) personal experiences of a “climate threat,” and 3) integration of a “climate threat” into everyday practices. We conclude that the post-politicization of climate change could be explained by a consensual discourse constituted by the particularization of climate change causes, a lack of passionate emotions, and “neurotic” micro-political action.

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2014. Vol. 25, no 1, 54-71 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-22423DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2013.845588OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-22423DiVA: diva2:656689
Available from: 2013-10-16 Created: 2013-10-16 Last updated: 2016-08-30Bibliographically approved

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