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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ann Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:22:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:22:40Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.othersmith_ann_k_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/smith_ann_k_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27599
dc.description.abstractImages of the environment on television are ubiquitous and polysemous. This study applies a textual analysis to the semiological examination of environmental imagery in television documentaries through the theoretical lens of “the frame”, which serves as a guide for the environmental narrative over the past 50 years. Although the research world is rich with studies related to semiotics, environmental communication and frame theory individually, few have endeavored to bring this particular theory, approach and subject together. Analysis showed that a distinct system of signs apply culturally constructed meaning to environmental imagery on television. This study adds to the understanding of how media both construct and transfer cultural meanings of the environment to an audience. Future studies of this nature could expand media sources to include new media technologies and the environmental frame.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEnvironmental Communication
dc.subjectPeabody Awards Collection
dc.subjectFrame Theory
dc.subjectTextual Analysis
dc.subjectSemiotics
dc.subjectSigns
dc.subjectIcons
dc.subjectSymbols
dc.titleGreen tales, small screens
dc.title.alternativeenvironmental imagery in television documentaries
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentInstitute of Ecology
dc.description.majorConservation Ecology and Sustainable Development
dc.description.advisorJames Porter
dc.description.committeeJames Porter
dc.description.committeePatricia Thomas
dc.description.committeeRonald Carroll


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