Sociology of the Media Spectacle

As a lecturer in Sociology at UCSB (1997 – 2008) I built an integrated teaching, research and publication program geared for applying the theoretical and methodological coordinates of my book Trouble in the Forest (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) to the wider world of connections between globalization and environmental problems.

Here I provide the syllabi, introduce the course, and propose a new course: Sociology of the Climate Change Media Spectacle .

Syllabus: A key component was Sociology of the Media Spectacle (see the course description at EJ/CJ).

Stay tuned for my updated Syllabus for Sociology of the Media Spectacle.  This course will examine the crucial role of media and public sphere in shaping emergent global climate governance.

  • Updated on June 13, 2020