Environmental Alienation and Communication


First of all, I need this paper to be done with virtually no mistakes—proofread and free of errors when it is submitted to me. Here are the instructions for the paper.

An implicit theme of this course is that we are alienated from the environmental consequences of consumer culture. This process of alienation is fundamentally a communication problem, in my view—in many intentional and unintentional ways, the environmental impacts inherent a consumer culture are not effectively communicated to members of that culture. Even the strategies that appear to confront consumption may be inadequate. So, for your first question, I want you to evaluate how successful are these strategies at communicating the environmental impacts of consumption. You should identify 2-4 strategies from your course readings, and then talk about the extent to which they overcome our alienation from environmental consequences of consumer culture. A successful answer will have an engaging introduction that also clearly articulates the modes of alienation you will address; it will be specific and detailed in its illustrations, it will identify the strengths and the limitations of these strategies, and it will draw upon multiple course readings to support your points (quotations are definitely worth including).

I have notes from this class that I can fax to the writer. Please make sure you will be able to thoroughly and successfully answer this question, and use my notes to support the answer.


Environmental Alienation and Communication

Environmental Alienation and Communication


The end of the Second World War, which also coincided with the end of Great Depression marked new shift in world economy which was marked by increased production.  As the world economies embarked on rebuilding efforts, increased industrial production was necessary for reconstruction efforts.  However,   there was a great shift in world economy beginning 1970s with the introduction of consumerism culture. A new consumerism culture was embraced people even lived outside their means. For example, in most developed countries like United States, consumerism culture has been credit driven where individuals have been taking loans to facilitate their consumption.  The rise of consumerism culture has come with devastating effects on the environment. However, as consumers, there appear to be a communication breakdown which does not inform the consumers of the environmental effects of their consumerism culture and hence there is alienation of consumers (Luke, 1997). Although there are different strategies that have been initiated to close gap on this alienation, most of these strategies are not working in the right direction and hence consumers feel more alienated.