Mostly one shade of green : Sierra magazine and the discursive exploitation of "authentic nature"
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Environmental discourse from the mainstream environmental movement often relies on nature-based schema and a human-nature dichotomy in describing the environment, which can prioritize natural spaces over human-occupied spaces. It can also run counter to the aims of the environmental justice movement to protect vulnerable humans from harm. The goal of this research was to better understand how the largest environmental organization in the U.S. conceptualizes nature and the environment, and how these conceptualizations may be informing the priorities of the Sierra Club and the environmental movement ...