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The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science

Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero

Abstract

Narrative is the stuff of community. The Power of Narrative embarks on a quest to understand how narrative works in taking an inchoate group of individuals and turning it into a powerful social movement. To understand the force of narrative, the authors examine the particular phenomenon of climate skepticism. Somehow, the narrative of climate skepticism has been able to forge a movement and stake a challenge to the hegemony of the larger community of scientists on what is ostensibly a matter of science. The book asks: How is this achieved? What is the narrative of climate skepticism, and how h ... More

Keywords: narrative, climate skepticism, climate denial, science and technology studies, discourse, public policy, narrative-network, power of narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197542101
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197542101.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raul P. Lejano, author
Professor, New York University, School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Shondel J. Nero, author
Professor of Language Education, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development