Presented by Associate Professor Nicole George (UQ)

The island and atoll states of the Pacific are a regular touch-points in global debates on climate change. They are described as places that are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events as well as sea-level rise. Nicole develops a comparative analysis of media imagery that aims to depict the Pacific experience of climate change. She focuses, in particular, on the gendered dimensions of the issues at stake. Nicole shows – and problematizes – how women are politically rewarded when their responses to climate change emphasize gendered tropes of maternal nurturing that link care for dependents with care for the environment and survival of indigenous culture more broadly.

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Semester 2, 2021 Visual Politics Research Program  

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