- William Carroll, Shannon Daub and Shane Gunster, “Regime of Obstruction: Fossil capitalism and the many facets of climate denial in Canada,” Handbook of Anti-Environmentalism, Eds. Mark Stoddart, Riley Dunlap and David Tindall. Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming, 2021.
- 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.
- Robert Neubauer and Shane Gunster, “Enemies at the Gateway: Regional Populist Discourse and the Fight Against Oil Pipelines on Canada’s West Coast,” Frontiers in Communication, special issue: ‘Critical Approaches to Climate Change and Civic Action’ 4.61 (2019): 1-14.
- 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 and Robert Neubauer, “Challenging petro-nationalism: Another Canada is possible?” Journal of Canadian Studies 55.1 (Winter 2021): 57-87.
- 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, 2021.
- Darren Fleet, Shane Gunster and Matthew Paterson, "We know we’re hypocrites, but do we believe it? The limits and possibilities of hypocrisy discourse for sustainable consumption,” Sustainable Consumption and Production, Volume 1: Challenges and Development, Eds. Ranjula Bali Swain and Susanne Sweet. Palgrave MacMillan, 2021, pp. 413-431.
- 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)