Celebrity and the Environment: Fame, Wealth and Power in by Dan Brockington

By Dan Brockington

The conflict to save lots of the realm is being joined via a strong new crew of warriors. Celebrities are lending their identify to conservation explanations, and conservation itself is becoming its personal stars to struggle and communicate for nature. during this well timed and crucial publication, Dan Brockington argues that this alliance grows from the at the same time supportive exposure megastar and conservation factors supply for every different, and extra essentially, that the flourishing of superstar and charismatic conservation is a part of an ever-closer intertwining of conservation and company capitalism. star promotions, the investments of wealthy executives, and the rich social networks of charismatic conservationists are generating extra commodified and advertisement conservation ideas; conservation turns into an ever extra vital technique of producing profit.

Celebrity and the surroundings offers very important serious research of this new phenomena and argues that, paradoxically, there is a hidden rate to big name energy to individual's relationships with the wild. the writer argues that while natural world tv documentaries flourish, there's a major decline in visits to nationwide parks in lots of nations world wide and this can be facts that t a time while conservationists are calling for us to revive our relations with the wild, many of us are doing so just by following the exploits of star conservationists.

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