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The importance of the matters, geographies, and mediations of justice


Chapter Authors
Anna Roosvall, Matthew Tegelberg

Edward Elgar


This chapter draws upon existing research on media and climate justice to outline an agenda for future research on climate justice communication. By focusing on the challenges faced particularly by Indigenous and other frontline communities around the world, we demonstrate that this agenda must pay close heed to geographical scales and how these are (dis)connected in climate change reporting. Drawing on Fraser (2014), we outline how diverse matters of justice (economic, cultural, political) interact as conditions for climate justice. By detailing key areas, concepts and analytical distinctions, we offer a way forward in terms of communicating climate justice as well as for researching climate change communication through a lens of justice theory and analysis. The chapter ultimately illuminates how the intersection between matters of justice, geographical scales and diverse media (local, national, transnational) make communicating demands for climate justice such a challenging task; yet one filled with opportunities. Keywords: climate justice, geographical scales, communication, media, Indigenous peoples, journalism

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    Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change
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About the Author

Anna Roosvall

Anna Roosvall got her PhD at the department for Journalism, Media and Communication, at Stockholm University in 2005. Her doctoral dissertation was about Swedish foreign news and aspects of nationality, ethnicity and gender. She was a post-doc res... Read more


Roosvall, A. and Tegelberg, M. (2020). The importance of the matters, geographies, and mediations of justice. In: D. Holmes and L. Richardson, eds., Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change, 1st ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 293-304.