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Ben Glasson

Monash University

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Ben Glasson is a critical environmental communications researcher. His training in both political science and media and discourse analysis (PhD, University of Melbourne) combine to design and apply critical frameworks to how societies narrate climate change and economic transition. His present work is focused on how the Olympic Games negotiates the tensions between its self-appointed sustainability leadership role and the vast environmental footprints of its operations.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Australia United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Communications research Public opinion Social movements

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Glasson, Ben. (2021). “Environmental Myth-Work: The Discursive Greening of the Olympic Games.” Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (forthcoming).

Glasson, Benjamin. (2017). “Forward to Nature: Ecological Subjectivity after the Discursive Turn.” Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 22(1).

Glasson, Benjamin. (2015). “Subversive Rearticulation Between Radicalism and Reform: The Case of Ecologism.” Journal of Political Ideologies, 20(2).

Glasson, Ben. 2012. “Gentrifying Climate Change: Ecological Modernisation and the Cultural Politics of Definition.” M/C Journal, 15(3).

Glasson, Benjamin. 2012. “The intellectual outside: Anti-intellectualism and the subject of populist discourses in Australian newspapers.” Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 26(1).