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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-645
Number of pages13
JournalText and Talk
Issue number4
Early online date8 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

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  • anthropocene
  • consumer capitalism
  • contiguity
  • ecological discourse analysis
  • metaphor
  • narrative framing
  • similarity
  • visual communication


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