New Book Tuesday! Plastic Free and Super Polluters, The Contemporary Superhero Film

Our weekly list of new books is now available!

Plastic Free

The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and Joanna Atherfold Finn

This book explores how one of the world’s leading environmental campaigns took off and shares lessons from its success. From narrating marine-debris research expeditions to tracking what actually happens to our waste to sharing insights from behavioral research, it speaks to the massive scale of the plastic waste problem and how we can tackle it together. 

From the Society and the Environment series

Super Polluters

Tackling the World’s Largest Sites of Climate-Disrupting Emissions

Don Grant, Andrew Jorgenson, and Wesley Longhofer

Super Polluters offers a groundbreaking global analysis of carbon pollution caused by the generation of electricity, pinpointing who bears the most responsibility for the energy sector’s vast emissions and what can be done about them. The sociologists Don Grant, Andrew Jorgenson, and Wesley Longhofer analyze a novel dataset on the carbon dioxide emissions and structural attributes of thousands of fossil-fueled power plants around the world, identifying which plants discharge the most carbon. 

From the Short Cuts series

The Contemporary Superhero Film

Projections of Power and Identity

Terence McSweeney

Unpacking the social, ideological, and cultural content of superhero films, Terence McSweeney argues that the genre should be considered a barometer of contemporary social anxieties and a reflection of cultural values. 

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