Nature Matters by Rosalind Coward
Journalism, The Environment and Everyday Life

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This collection of articles by journalist Rosalind Coward about environmental issues provides important reading for students and lecturers especially in the areas of environmental studies, cultural studies and journalism studies. Rosalind Coward is a journalist and author who over twenty five years has written features and comment for the Guardian, the Observer and Resurgence magazine. This collection focuses on environmental matters and the link with everyday lifestyle choices. It brings together pieces on subjects such as : windfarms, the loss of urban gardens, reproductive politics, wolves and wilderness, the ethics of wildlife documentaries, car mania, the love of special places . The collection includes a brand new introduction examining the coverage of the environment in journalism. It is organised in sections around key environmental issues such as food, tourism, lifestyle choices, women and nature, media and wildlife, and environmental politics. Uniting these apparently diverse subjects is Coward’s questioning of some of the key background philosophical implications of ‘nature’ and environmental politics as well as her desire to see politics - and our everyday lives- transformed by making nature matter. This collection is an indispensible resource for students of the environment and of journalism and media, and especially for those interested in both. It provides accessible and often provocative articles covering diverse but related topics. This collection will not only give a useful account of the recent history of environmental politics but will also provide a stimulating starting point for discussion of these subjects.
 

About Rosalind Coward

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Rosalind Coward is a well known journalist and author. She has written for most national newspapers but is best known as a columnist and feature writer for the Guardian and the Observer, and as a columnist for Resurgence Magazine. She wrote a regular comment column for the Guardian for over 15 years and a personal column, Looking After Mother' for the family section of the same paper. She has written 9 books including the best sellers, Female Desire (1984), The Whole Truth; the myth of alternative health (1989), Our Treacherous Hearts (1992), Diana, the Authorised Biography (2004) and Mandela the Authorised Biography (2006). A passionate nature lover, she has been active in environmental politics for many years including eight years as a board member of Greenpeace UK. She has at various points held academic posts including, most recently, as Professor of Journalism at Roehampton University.
 
Published November 7, 2016 by Desman Publications. 264 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math.