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- Capitalizing on Culture: Critical Theory for Cultural Studies. University of Toronto Press, 2004, 338p.
- Robert Hackett, Susan Forde, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton. Journalism for Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives. Routledge, 2017, 197p.
- Shane Gunster, Imre Szeman, Matthew Greaves and Robert Neubauer. Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication. Canadian Journal of Communication 43.1 (Winter 2018).
Journal Articles (selected)
- Shane Gunster, Darren Fleet, Matthew Paterson and Paul Saurette, "'Why don't you act like you believe it?' Competing visions of climate hypocrisy," Frontiers in Communication 3.49 (2018): 1-14.
- Sibo Chen and Shane Gunster, "China as Janus: The Framing of China by British Columbia's Alternative Public Sphere," Chinese Journal of Communication, in press.
- Shane Gunster and Robert Neubauer, "Delegitimating extractivism? The shifting politics of social licence," Environmental Politics 6.6 (2018): 1-20.
- Shane Gunster, Darren Fleet, Matthew Paterson and Paul Saurette, "Climate Hypocrisies: A Comparative Study of News Discourse," Environmental Communication 12.6 (2018): 773-793.
- Shane Gunster, Imre Szeman, Matthew Greaves and Robert Neubauer, "Communicating Power: Energy, Canada and the Field(s) of Communication," Canadian Journal of Communication 43.1 (2018): 3-10.
- Shane Gunster and Robert Neubauer, "From public relations to mob rule: Media framing of social licence in Canada," Canadian Journal of Communication 43.1 (2018): 11-32.
- Sibo Chen and Shane Gunster, "Ethereal Carbon: Legitimizing Liquefied Natural Gas in British Columbia," Environmental Communication 10.3 (2016): 305-321.
- Shane Gunster and Paul Saurette, "Storylines in the Sands: News, Narrative and Ideology in the Calgary Herald," Canadian Journal of Communication 39.3 (December 2014): 333-359.
- “Covering Copenhagen: Climate Politics in B.C. Media,” Canadian Journal of Communication 36.3 (Fall 2011): 477-502.
- Paul Saurette and Shane Gunster, “Ears Wide Shut: Epistemological Populism, Argutainment and Canadian Conservative Talk Radio,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 44.1 (March 2011): 195-218. (Short-listed for the John McMenemy Prize awarded annually to the authors of the best article in CJPS.)
- “‘Listening to Labour’: Mainstream Media, Talk Radio and the 2005 B.C. Teacher’s Strike”, Canadian Journal of Communication 33.4 (Dec 2008): 661-683.
- “‘On the Road to Nowhere’: Utopian Themes in Contemporary Auto Advertising,” Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 29.2/3 (April 2007).: 211-238.
- “‘Second Nature’: Advertising, Metaphor and the Production of Space,” Fast Capitalism 2.1 (Fall 2006)
- “‘All About Nothing’: Affect, Difference and Seinfeld,” Television and New Media 6.2 (May 2005): 200-23.
- “You Belong Outside’: Advertising, Nature and the SUV,” Ethics and the Environment 9.2 (Fall/Winter 2004): 4-32.
- “Revisiting the Culture Industry Thesis: Mass Culture and the Commodity Form,” Cultural Critique 45 (Spring 2000): 40-71.
Book Chapters (selected)
- Shane Gunster, Robert Neubauer, John Bermingham and Alicia Massie, "'Our oil': Extractive populism in Canadian social media" in Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy, Ed. William Carroll, Athabasca University Press, accepted.
- Robert Hackett and Shane Gunster, "Journalism, Climate Communication and Media Alternatives" in Carbon Capitalism and Communication: Confronting Climate Crisis, Eds. Benedetta Brevini and Graham Murdock, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017, pp. 173-186.
- Paul Saurette and Shane Gunster, “Brewing Canada’s Cappuccino Conservatism” in Tax is Not a Four-Letter Word: A Different Take on Taxes in Canada, Ed. Alex Himmelfarb. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013, pp. 227-266.
- “Radical Optimism: Expanding Visions of Climate Politics in Alternative Media” in Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagement, Eds. Anabela Carvalho and Tarla Rai Peterson, Cambria Press, 2012, pp. 247-277.
- “Frankfurt School and Critical Theory” in Encyclopedia of Media and Communication, Ed. Marcel Danesi. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011, pp. 289-297.
- “‘Fear and the Unknown’: Nature, Culture and the Limits of Reason” in Critical Ecologies: The Frankfurt School and Contemporary Environmental Crises, Ed. Andrew Biro. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011, pp. 206-228.
- “Sacrifice, Choice and Climate Change: (Re)framing the B.C. Carbon Tax” in The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice, Eds. Michael Maniates and John Meyer. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010, pp. 187-215.
- “‘A World of Difference’: Adorno and Cultural Studies” in Adorno and the Need in Thinking: New Critical Essays, Eds. Donald Burke, Colin Campbell, Kathy Kiloh, Michael Palmarek and Jonathan Short. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, pp. 296-315.
- Media coverage of environmental and energy issues (esp. climate change)
- Environmental communication, including activist and advocacy communication
- Political communication (esp. neo-conservative political discourse)
- Critical approaches to advertising and consumer culture
- Critical theories of culture (esp. Frankfurt School)