I have recently given talks about my dissertation research. Below I provide the sources for my presentation as well as additional background methodological and theoretical works which have influenced my scholarship.

The June 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) report on Technically Recoverable Shale Oil and Shale Gas Resources: An Assessment of 137 Shale Formations in 41 Countries Outside the United States can be found here and the latest EIA projections on U.S. hydrocarbon production for this year can be found here. The ProPublica “What is Hydraulic Fracturing?” infographic is available here.

An earlier version of the Global Frackdown 2012 partner organizations map can be found here.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or comments about my research!

Navigate through the following sections:
Communication Theory
Environmental Justice
Methods and Tools
Social Movements

Communication Theory

Appadurai, A. (1996). Modernity at large: Cultural dimensions of globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2013). Science, new media, and the public. Science, 339(40), 40-41.

Cantrill, J. G., & Oravec, C. L. (1996). The symbolic earth: Discourse and our creation of the environment. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.

Castells, M. (2009). Communication power. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chadwick, A. (2007). Digital network repertoires and organizational hybridity. Political Communication, 24, 283-301.

Couldry, N. & Curran, J. (Eds.). (2003). Contesting media power: Alternative media in a networked world. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Cox, J. R. (2006). Environmental communication and the public sphere. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Friedland, L. A., Hove, T., & Rojas, H. (2006). The networked public sphere. Javnost-The Public, 13(4), 5-26.

García Canclini, N. (2001). Consumers and citizens: Globalization and multicultural conflicts. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Karpf, D. (2012). The MoveOn effect: The unexpected transformation of American political advocacy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Scolari, C. (2012). Media ecology: Exploring the metaphor to expand the theory. Communication Theory, 22(2), 204-225.

Environmental Justice

Bebbington, A., Bebbington, D. H., Bury, J., Lingan, J., Munoz, J. P., & Scurrah, M. (2008). Mining and social movements: Struggles over livelihood and rural territorial development in the Andes. World Development, 36(12), 2888-2905.

Bridge, G. (2004). Mapping the bonanza: Geographies of mining investment in an era of neoliberal reform. Professional Geographer, 56(3), 406-421.

Carruthers, D. V. (2008). Environmental justice in Latin America: Problems, promise, and practice. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Escobar, A. (2001). Culture sits in places: Reflections on globalism and subaltern strategies of localization. Political Geography, 20(2), 139-174.

Gedicks, A. (2001). Resource rebels: Native challenges to mining and oil corporations. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Gordon, T., & Webber, J. R. (2008). Imperialism and resistance: Canadian mining companies in Latin America. Third World Quarterly, 29(1), 63-87.

Haarstad, H., & Floysand, A. (2007). Globalization and the power of rescaled narratives: A case of opposition to mining in Tambogrande, Peru. Political Geography, 26(3), 289-308.

Harvey, D. (1996). Justice, nature, and the geography of difference. Cambridge, Mass: Blackwell Publishers.

Kurtz, H. E. (2003). Scale frames and counter-scale frames: Constructing the problem of environmental injustice. Political Geography, 22(8), 887-916.

Martinez-Alier, J. (1991). Ecology and the poor: A neglected dimension of Latin American history. Journal of Latin American Studies, 23(3), pp. 621-639.

Newell, P. (2007). Trade and environmental justice in Latin America. New Political Economy, 12(2), 237-259.

Pellow, D. N. (2007). Resisting global toxics: Transnational movements for environmental justice. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Taylor, D. E. (2000). The rise of the environmental justice paradigm – injustice framing and the social construction of environmental discourses. American Behavioral Scientist, 43(4), 508-580.

Watts, M., & Peet, R. (2004). Liberating political ecology. In R. Peet, & M. Watts (Eds.), Liberation ecologies: Environment, development, social movements (2nd ed., pp. 3-47). London; New York: Routledge.

Methods and Tools

Borgatti, S. P., Everett, M. G., & Freeman, L. C. (2002) Ucinet for Windows: Software for social network analysis. Analytic Technologies: Harvard, MA.

Coleman, E. G. (2010). Ethnographic approaches to digital media. Annual Review of Anthropology, 39, 487-505.

Diani, M. (1992). The concept of social movement. The Sociological Review, 40(1), 1-25.

Digital Methods Initiative. (n.d.) Issue Crawler [computer software]. Retrieved from https://www.issuecrawler.net

Gephi. (2012). Gephi [computer software]. Retrieved from http://gephi.org

Google. (n.d.) Google Fusion Tables [computer software]. Retrieved from http://www.google.com/drive/apps.html#fusiontables

Kraidy, M., & Murphy, P. (2003). Media ethnography: Local, global, or translocal? In P. Murphy, & M. Kraidy (Eds.), Global media studies: Ethnographic perspectives (pp. 299-307). New York: Routledge.

Lather, P. (2006). Paradigm proliferation as a good thing to think with: Teaching research in education as a wild profusion. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19(1), 35-57.

Rodgers, R. (2004). Information politics on the web. Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Rogers, R. (2012). Mapping and the politics of web space. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(4/5), 193-27. Retrieved from http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/29/4-5/193.full.pdf+html

Rogers, R. (2009). The end of the virtual: Digital methods (Inaugural Speech, Chair, New Media & Digital Culture). Amsterdam, Netherlands: University of Amsterdam. Retrieved from http://www.govcom.org/rogers_oratie.pdf

Teddlie, C., & Tashakkori, A. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of mixed methods in social and behavioral research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Social Movements

Hess, D., Breyman, S., Campbell, N., & Martin, B. (2008). Science, technology, and social movements. In E. J. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch, & J. Wajcman (Eds.). The handbook of science and technology studies (pp. 473-498). Cambridge; London: The MIT Press.

Johnston, H. & Klandermans, B. (Eds.). (1995). Social movements and culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Rothman, F. D., & Oliver, P. E. (1999). From local to global: The anti-dam movement in southern Brazil, 1979-1992. Mobilization, 4(1), 41-57.

Smith, J. (2002). Bridging global divides? Strategic framing and solidarity in transnational social movement organizations. International Sociology, 17(4), 505-523.

Snow, D. A., Soule, S. A., & Kriesi, H. (Eds.). (2004). The Blackwell companion to social movements. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Tarrow, S. G. (2011). Power in movement: Social movements and contentious politics (third ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Yearley, S. (2008). Nature and the environment in science and technology studies. In E. J. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch, & J. Wajcman (Eds.). The handbook of science and technology studies (pp. 921-947). Cambridge; London: The MIT Press.


Ackland, R. & O’Neil, M. (2011) Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement. Social Networks, 33, 177-190.

Barabási, A. L. (2010). Bursts: The hidden pattern behind everything we do. New York: Penguin Group.

Barabási, A. L. (2003). Linked: How everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life. New York: Penguin Group.

Bennett, W. L., Foot, K., & Xenos, M. (2011). Narratives and network organization: A comparison of fair trade systems in two nations. Journal of Communication, 61, 219-245.

Bennett, W. L. & Segerberg, A. (2012) The logic of connective action. Information, Communication & Society, 15(5), 739-768.

Gould, R. V. (1991). Multiple networks and mobilization in the Paris Commune, 1871. American Sociological Review, 56(6), 716-729.

Granovetter, M. S. (1973). The strength of weak ties. American Journal of Sociology, 78, 1360-1380.

Keck, M. E., & Sikkink, K. (1998). Activists beyond borders: Advocacy networks in international politics. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press.

Latour, B. (2005). Reassembling the social: An introduction to actor-network-theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Latour, B. (2011). Networks, societies, spheres: Reflections of an actor-network theorist. International Journal of Communication, 5, 796-810.

Longhofer, W. & Schofer, E. (2010). National and global origins of environmental association. American Sociological Review, 75(4), 505-533.

Newman, M. E. J. (2010). Networks: An introduction. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Rogers, R. & Ben-David, A. (2008). The Palestinian – Israeli peace process and transnational issue networks: the complicated place of the Israeli NGO. New Media & Society, 10(3), 497–528.

Wasserman, S., & Faust, K. (1994). Social network analysis: Methods and applications. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

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