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Research Areas

Cultural theory, Environmental change, Geography, Media

Dr Stephen Jackson

Dr Stephen Jackson

My research investigates catastrophic narratives about climate change. Presently, this includes analysis of reports from defense organizations which are constructing scenarios about and preparing for "climate-driven" conflict. Guiding my critique of such narratives is an underlying concern for the consequences of describing climate change (and nature) as something we are "at war" with.

Thesis Title

Climate Change, Rhetoric and Catastrophe

Supervised By

Tim Dant and David Tyfield

Qualifications

MSc Sociology (2007) University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

BA English (1999) Temple University, Philadelphia, United States

 

Career Details

Teaching Experience

2015-2016 Lancaster University (Lancaster Environment Centre)

Seminar Teacher - Society and Space 

2015-2016 Lancaster University (Law School)

Seminar Teacher - Crime and Social Life

2014-2015 Lancaster University (Social Work)

Seminar Teacher - Contemporary Social Problems 

2013 Lancaster University (Sociology)

Seminar Teacher - Media and Cultural Studies 101

2010-2012 Lancaster University (Sociology)

Seminar Teacher - Television, Society and Morality

2008-2009 University of Glasgow (Sociology)

Seminar Teacher - Sociology Level 2

Additional Information

Contact

Stephen Jackson

Department of Sociology

Bowland North, B104

Email: s.jackson5@lancaster.ac.uk

Selected Publications

Weather of mass destruction: forecasting the future as climate-driven war

Jackson, S. 2013 A critical approach to the apocalypse. Simon-López, A. & Yeandle, H. (eds.). Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press, p. 71-85 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2015

Seeing violence in the weather: the apocalyptic rhetoric of climate-driven conflict

Jackson, S. 2015 Imagining the end: interdisciplinary perspectives on the apocalypse. Bishop, T. E. & Strong, J. R. (eds.). Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press, p. 101-126 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2013

Weather of mass destruction: forecasting the future as climate-driven war

Jackson, S. 2013 A critical approach to the apocalypse. Simon-López, A. & Yeandle, H. (eds.). Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press, p. 71-85 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

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