A Communicational Disconnect: Establishing Superordinate Identities in Climate Communication Through Transgenerational Responsibility

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  • Julia Aylin Lehnert
  • Sara Doody
  • Justin Steinburg
  • Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher

This paper explores opportunities for intergenerational communication to foster collective climate action and justice. While climate change communication can be framed as a site of intergenerational conflict and blame, we consider how the concept of superordinate identities offers rhetorical possibilities for generational coalition building to ultimately facilitate joint climate action.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)303-309
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 06.2023

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    Research areas

  • climate change rhetoric, intergenerational communication, Science communication/environmental communication, superordinate identities
  • English