Mediating Environments: Introduction


  • Petra Hroch
  • Mark CJ Stoddart Memorial University of Newfoundland



Environment, Media, Carbon Tax, Climate Change, Social Movements


The impetus behind this special issue of the Canadian Journal of Sociology on “Mediating Environments” is to bring together current Canadian scholarship interrogating the relationships among the environment, media, and evolving concepts of mediation. Using “mediation” as a way of conceptualizing the interaction of human and non-human actors – whether environmental, technological, social, political – opens up ways of understanding social relationships to include more-than-human agencies and to reconsider the relations that shape subjects, objects, and identities.

Author Biography

Mark CJ Stoddart, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Stoddart’s research interests include the eco-politics of outdoor sport and nature tourism, media representations of environmental conflict, and the cultural dynamics of environmental movement participation. His work has appeared in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, as well as Local Environment, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and BC Studies (with David B. Tindall). Articles are forthcoming in Human Ecology Review, Nature and Culture, and Social Movement Studies (with David B. Tindall).