Campus Units

Agricultural Education and Studies

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Confronting the Challenges of Public Participation: Issues in Environmental, Planning and Health Decision-Making

First Page

65

Last Page

79

Abstract

Little scholarship in environmental communication has considered the intersections between public participation and social movement. We fill this gap by discussing how public participation process can become sites of radical politics when publics employ disruptive or improper tactics, known as indecorous voice. Indecorum can be used to sustain protest matters beyond official forums, engage multiple audiences, and forge new identities among publics. We demonstrate the utility of indecorum through two case studies: Love Canal, NY where residents combat exposure to toxic chemicals, and Salt Lake City, UT, where publics challenge industrial expansion in a fight for clean air.

Comments

This is a chapter from Confronting the Challenges of Public Participation: Issues in Environmental, Planning and Health Decision-Making (2016): 65-79. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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