The Stories We Live By

a free online course in ecolinguistics

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PART 3: Framings

This part of the course examines framings, which are stories that use a packet of knowledge about an area of life (a frame) to structure another area of life. The main examples discussed are different framings for climate change; from climate change is violence to climate change is a security threat. The choice of different framings influences how we think about climate change, and ultimately how we deal with it.

The notes include an outline of the theory, a chapter summary, a glossary and ideas for further reading.

The slides are a PowerPoint presentation which matches the one used in the video.

The exercises contain examples to analyse using the theory.

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The video illustrates framings with an example. Click left to download it and right to watch it on Vimeo.

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