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Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue

Tuesday January 14, 2020 7:00pm
Mosher Alumni Hall

Check out this event on campus!

Sarah McFarland Taylor of Northwestern University will lecture on, "Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue" at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 14 at the Mosher Alumni House.

In her new book, Ecopiety, Sarah McFarland Taylor offers an absorbing examination of the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety and devotion, and American popular culture. Drawing from cultural "sightings" such as the marketing of green consumer products, "greenwashed" corporate advertising, environmental mobile device applications, popular erotica, eco-themed reality television, the marketing of eco-funerals, Internet sharing of environmental tattoos, "green" fashion guides, and the media strategies of green hip-hop activism, Ecopiety evidences the important "work" taking place as mediated popular culture plays an integral role in framing contemporary American environmental moral and ethical sensibilities.

This event is sponsored by the Walter H. Capps Center. For further information, please contact Capps Center Director Greg Johnson at or (805)893-2562.

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