Ecopiety : green media and the dilemma of environmental virtue

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New York : NYU Press, 2019.
Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
205.691 TAYLO


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359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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9781479810765, 1479810762, 9781479891313, 1479891312


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Confident that your personal good deeds of environmental virtue will save the earth? The stories we encounter about the environment in popular culture too often promote an imagined moral economy, assuring us that tiny acts of voluntary personal piety, such as recycling a coffee cup, or purchasing green consumer items, can offset our destructive habits. No need to make any fundamental structural changes. The trick is simply for the consumer to buy the right things and shop our way to a greener future.It's time for a reality check. Ecopiety offers an absorbing examination of the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety and devotion, and American popular culture. Ranging from portrayals of environmental sin and virtue such as the eco-pious depiction of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, to the green capitalism found in the world of mobile-device zcarbon sin-trackingy software applications, to the socially conscious vegetarian vampires in True Blood, the volume illuminates the work pop culture performs as both a mirror and an engine for the greening of American spiritual and ethical commitments.Taylor makes the case that it is not through a framework of grim duty or obligation, but through one of play and delight, that we may move environmental ideals into substantive action.

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Taylor, S. M. (2019). Ecopiety: green media and the dilemma of environmental virtue . NYU Press.

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Taylor, Sarah McFarland, 1968-. 2019. Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue. New York: NYU Press.

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Taylor, Sarah McFarland, 1968-. Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue New York: NYU Press, 2019.

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Taylor, Sarah McFarland. Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue NYU Press, 2019.

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