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Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Paige E. Costello
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This work explores how authors employ literary modes to persuade readers towards one side or another of the environmental debate and whether the works promote constructive discourse on environmental issues. It uses two seminal works from each side of the environmental discourse, Silent Spring and The Population Bomb and The Ultimate Resource and The Skeptical Environmentalist, to analyze stylistic differences and similarities, to compare public reception, and to explain the increasing polarization of environmental discourse.
Costello, Paige E., "Prose and Polarization: Environmental Literature and the Challenges to Constructive Discourse" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 388.