Positive Discourse Strategies and Concluding Remarks

Part of the Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse book series (PSDS)


The concluding chapter shows how the data presented in the book are inscribed in the wider discourse of the climate change crisis and how promoting more cycling can be one of the starting points from which effective reframing can take place. Employing Sheller (Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes. Verso Books, London and New York, 2018) and Halliday (The Ecolinguistics Reader: Language, Ecology and Environment. Continuum, London and New York, 175–202, 2001) to highlight the interconnection between Mobilities and Ecolinguistics, the chapter argues for reframing strategies that can further environmental protection and social justice at the same time. The positive discourse strategies retrieved throughout the book are brought together, focusing on preferred lexical choices. The positive effects of increased cycling are outlined and inscribed within Poli’s ‘revolutionary approach’ (2011), in order to achieve the reappropriation of time-space and achieve the norm of sufficiency (Popan in Bicycle Utopias: Imagining Fast and Slow Cycling Futures. Routledge, London and New York, 2019). From this perspective, cycling becomes a pivotal point from which a new perspective can be framed in order to foster alternative worldviews.


Mobilities Sufficiency Revolutionary approach Social justice Environmental protection 


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  1. 1.Culture, Politics and SocietyUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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