Lookup NU author(s): Dr Suzanne Moffatt
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In this paper the authors explore data on environmental meanings, and the contextualisation of environmental concerns, that were obtained from a qualitative study of risks to health from air pollution. In-depth interviews were undertaken with 49 people living in two conurbations in north-east England. The findings highlight the importance of the local context (local history, experience, local knowledges and everyday existence) as an arena in which environmental meanings and concerns are constructed and negotiated, and how global environmental issues are also contextualised, and made sense of, within an explicitly local framework. These findings are used as a basis upon which to critically reflect upon the emphasis on globalisation within theoretical debates on 'risk society'.
Author(s): Moffatt S; Bush J; Dunn CE
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Local Environment
Print publication date: 19/08/2010
ISSN (print): 1354-9839
ISSN (electronic): 1469-6711
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