This Epilogue represents some thoughts and reactions to this collection of articles. It falls into four sections. (1) A discussion of the term Anthropocene in relation to degrees of anthropocentrism. (2) A comparison of the varied approaches, positive or not, to ecological discourse analysis. (3) Observations on the challenges posed by a dominant consumer capitalist ideology, with which “environmental” movements sometimes compromise, and the authors’ stances towards them. (4) A contextualisation of some recurring discourse techniques evident in the collection – proximity, visual communication, framing, narrative and metaphor – within a cognitive framework distinguishing between similarity and contiguity meaning systems.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Text and Talk|
|Early online date||8 Apr 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2022|
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- consumer capitalism
- ecological discourse analysis
- narrative framing
- visual communication