Juha Ridanpää (2022) ‘Carbon footprint nationalism’: re-conceptualizing Finnish nationalism and national pride through climate change discourse, National Identities, 24:4, 429-446, DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2021.1937974
‘Carbon footprint nationalism’ : re-conceptualizing Finnish nationalism and national pride through climate change discourse
1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Publish Date:|| 2022-12-01
During recent years media discussion over the gravity of climate change has increased rapidly. One of the most used bywords has been ‘carbon footprint’, a concept with a moral appeal to global responsibility and a sense of global environmental togetherness. However, ‘carbon footprint responsibility’ cannot be separated from nationalistically loaded affects and their representations but instead it has effected new articulations that support state-centric ideologies, offering a fresh starting point for re-conceptualizing the theories of nationalism. This article analyses how the Finnish media constructs a contradictory discourse in which the moral debate over carbon footprint responsibility merges with nationalistically loaded argumentation.
|Pages:||429 - 446|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
518 Media and communications
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