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Book Launch: How Climate Change Comes to Matter by TerreWEB-Member Candis Callison

March 9, 2015

Join the Liu Institute for an exciting panel to discuss the new book, How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts, by Candis Callison, UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism.

When: Monday, March 9th, 4:00 pm
Where: Liu Institute Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive

Climate change offers an opportunity to investigate how science-based issues and predictions come to matter for the wider public. What role media and social movements might play in this process has largely rested on long held assumptions that privilege access to information and science literacy. While fidelity to scientific facts remains essential, the work of diverse social groups from indigenous leaders in the Arctic to corporate social responsibility activists in Boston demonstrate that climate change is experienced, understood, translated, and discussed differently in varied contexts. How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Duke U Press, 2014) draws on ethnographic evidence in order to suggest that social affiliations and concerns are vital to investing climate change with particular meanings, ethics, and morality in order to mobilize action and public engagement.

Please find a poster here.
Moderator: Prof. Kathryn Gretsinger (UBC Journalism)
Respondents: Prof. Milind Kandlikar (UBC IRES), Prof.David Tindall (UBC Sociology), Prof. Dav

Candis Callison is a TerreWEB-member and an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism where she conducts research on media, social movements, and science and environment issues. Candis holds a PhD (Program in Science, Technology, and Society) and MSc (Comparative Media Studies) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the U.S. and Canada in broadcast and online media as a journalist and producer. Her first book, How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts has recently been released from Duke University Press.

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