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Author Lejano, Raul P., 1961- author
Title The power of narrative : climate skepticism and the deconstruction of science / Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero ; illustrations by Michael Chua
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  QC981.45 .L45 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020897733
Descript xii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-182) and index
Introduction -- Ideology as narrative -- When skepticism became public -- Skeptics without borders -- Unpacking the genetic metanarrative -- The social construction of climate science -- Ideological narratives and beyond in a post-truth world
"Narrative is the stuff of community. The book embarks on a quest to understand how narrative works to take an inchoate group of individuals and turn it into a cohesive social movement. To understand the power of narrative, the authors examine the particular phenomenon of climate skepticism. Somehow, the narrative of climate skepticism has been able to forge a movement and stake a challenge to the hegemony of the larger community of scientists on what is ostensibly a matter of science. The book asks: how is this achieved? What is the narrative of climate skepticism, and how has it evolved over time and diffused from place to place? Is it possible that this narrative shares with other narratives an underlying genetic code of sorts, a story that is more fundamental than all of these? How has the climate skeptical narrative contended with its other, which is the narrative-network of climate change science, and forged its own social movement? The outcome of this struggle between climate science and its denial has implications for society that go far beyond climatology. Using narrative analysis, the authors demonstrate how the narrative lens allows us unique insights into these questions. The book takes the reader on a journey, across times and places and social realms and, throughout, we see the power of narrative at work, making believers, or skeptics, of us all"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Climatology -- Social aspects
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on
Rhetoric -- Social aspects
Alt Author Nero, Shondel J., author
Chua, Michael, illustrator
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