Mark Stoddart, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Assistant Professor Sociology St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador mstoddart@mun.ca Office: (709) 864-8862

Bio/Research

Dr. Stoddart's research encompasses three inter-related areas: the eco-politics of outdoor sport and nature tourism, media representations of environmental conflict, and the cultural dimensions of environmentalism. He is currently working on two SSHRC-funded research projects. The first project, ...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Stoddart's research encompasses three inter-related areas: the eco-politics of outdoor sport and nature tourism, media representations of environmental conflict, and the cultural dimensions of environmentalism. He is currently working on two SSHRC-funded research projects. The first project, Puffins, Kayaks and Oil Rigs: Shifting modes of society-environment interaction on the Newfoundland coast examines how social practices of nature tourism and outdoor recreation are reshaping cultural conceptions of the Newfoundland coastal environment. The project also pays particular attention to the tensions between tourism and the offshore oil industry, which offer divergent models for society-environment interaction. The second project, Canadian News Media and Climate Change Discourse Networks, 1997-2010, adds to our understanding of climate change policy-making by focusing on mass media discourse related to climate change, as well as the network of actors that gain access to media coverage of climate change policy debate.

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