Discourses of Environmental Mobilization: A multimodal critical discourse analysis of two cases within the genres of Art/Philosophy and Social Movements

Andreia Catarina Patricio Teixeira, Moritz Pruss & Ana Luiza Moura da Cunha

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt


This research studies two discursive activist approaches to environmental
mobilization, placing side-by-side the genre philosophy/art, exemplified through the
philosopher and author Timothy Morton, and a social movement, in specific the case
of Ende Gelände. Through a multimodal critical discourse analysis, we examine how
both actors seek to construct their discourses in their appeal for action. For this,
three mediated examples of each case were examined upon three analytical themes
- performance and storytelling, resistance and emotions -, providing an
understanding of where they meet and diverge.
Both cases show pitfalls and strengths that can inform each other’s style of
mobilization. While Timothy Morton proposes a cognitive exercise to reconfigure
society’s relationship with nature, Ende Gelände’s discourse is marked by a
goal-oriented, action-based approach.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
Antal sider61
VejledereLinda Lapiņa