Mark C.J. Stoddart

Professor

Research Interests
Environmental sociology, Social movements, Communication and culture, Tourism, sport and recreation
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-8862
Em: mstoddart@mun.ca
Office: A-4070
Personal Profile

Professor Stoddart's research orients around three main areas. 1) Relationships between offshore oil and nature-based tourism, which represent different development pathways for the North Atlantic region that often share social and ecological space, but less often share cultural or political space. 2) The possibilities and limitations for tourism development to contribute to social-ecological wellbeing for coastal communities. 3) Connections between Canadian climate change politics, social movements, and media discourse.

Affiliations

Future Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures (FOCI): Designing Safe, Sustainable and Inclusive Coastal Communities and Industries for Atlantic Canada.

The Oil-Tourism Interface and Social-Ecological Change in the North Atlantic. Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (Principal Investigator).

Co-lead of the Canadian team of COMPON: Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks.

Making Sense of Climate Action: Understanding Social Mobilization to Curb Anthropogenic Climate Change through Advances in Social Network Analysis. Supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: David B. Tindall, University of British Columbia).

Sustainable Island Futures. (Research Team Member; Principal Investigator: James Randall, UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, University of Prince Edward island).

Associate Editor, Environmental Sociology.

Board Member, International Sociological Association RC24: Environment and Society.

Treasurer, Canadian Sociological Association.

Sustainable Canada Dialogues, a network of 60+ researchers from across the environmental sciences and social sciences, from across Canada.

Research
Recent Publications

Books

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Alice Mattoni, and John McLevey (2020). Industrial Development and Eco-Tourisms: Can Oil Extraction and Nature Conservation Co-Exist? Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-55944-1

Journal Articles

Yang, Yixi, and Mark C.J. Stoddart (2021). “Climate Change Communication Networks on Weibo: Public Engagement in Authoritarian Environmentalism in China.” Politics and Governance 9(2): 146-158. Available open access here.

Kukkonen, Anna, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Tuomas Ylä-Anttila (2021). “Actors and Justifications in Media Debates on Arctic Climate Change in Finland and Canada: A Network Approach.” Acta Sociologica 64(1): 103-117. Available open access here.

Howe, Adam C., Mark C.J. Stoddart, and David B. Tindal (2020). “Media Coverage and Perceived Policy Influence of Environmental Actors: Good Strategy or Pyrrhic Victory?” Politics and Governance 8(2): 298-310. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and B. Quinn Burt (2020). “Energy Justice and Offshore Oil: Weighing Environmental Risk and Privilege in the North Atlantic.” Environmental Sociology 6(4): 390-402. Available here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J, Gary Catano, Howard Ramos, Kelly Vodden, Brennan Lowery, and Leanna Butters (2020). “Collaboration Gaps and Regional Tourism Networks in Rural Coastal Communities.” Journal of Sustainable Tourism 28(4): 625-645. Available here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Alice Mattoni, and Elahe Nezhadhossein (2020). “Environmental Movement Interventions in Tourism and Energy Development in the North Atlantic: Connecting the Social Movement Societies and Players and Arenas Perspectives.” Contention 8(2): 74-98.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Patrick McCurdy, Natalie Slawinski, and Cory G. Collins (2020). “Envisioning Social Futures in the North Atlantic Oil Industry: Avoidance, Persistence, and Transformation as responses to Climate Change.” Energy Research & Social Science 69: 101662. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., John McLevey, Vanessa Schweizer, and Catherine Wong (2020). “Climate Change and Energy Futures - Theoretical Frameworks, Epistemological Issues, and Methodological Perspectives.” Society & Natural Resources 33(11): 1331-1338. Available open access here.

Tindall, David B., Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Adam Howe (2020). “Social Networks and Climate Change Policy Preferences: Structural Location and Policy Actor Support for Fossil Fuel Production.” Society & Natural Resources 33(11): 1359-1379. Available here.

Kukkonen, Anna, Tuomas Ylä-Antilla, Pradip Swarnakar, Jeffrey Broadbent, Myanna Lahsen, Mark C.J. Stoddart (2018). "International Organizations, Advocacy Coalitions, and Domestication of Global Norms: Debates on Climate Change in Canada, the US, Brazil, and India." Environmental Science and Policy 81: 54-62.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Gary Catano, and Howard Ramos (2018). “Navigating Tourism Development in Emerging Destinations in Atlantic Canada: Local Benefits, Extra-Local Challenges.” Journal of Rural and Community Development 13(2): 57-75. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Paula Graham (2018). “Offshore Oil, Environmental Movements and the Oil-Tourism Interface: The Old Harry Conflict on Canada’s East Coast.” Sociological Inquiry 88(2): 274-296.

Potvin, Catherine, Divya Sharma, Irena Creed, Sally Aitken, Francois Anctil, Elena Bennett, Fikret Berkes, Steven Bernstein, Nathalie Bleau, Alain Bourque, Bryson Brown, Sarah Burch, James Byrne, Ashlee Cunsolo, Ann Dale, Deborah de Lange, Bruno Dyck, Martin Entz, Jose Etcheverry, Rosine Faucher, Adam Fenech, Lauchlan Fraser, Irene Henriques, Andreas Heyland, Matthew Hoffmann, George Hoberg, Meg Holden, Gordon Huang, Aerin Jacob, Sébastien Jodoin, Alison Kemper, Marc Lucotte, Roxane Maranger, Liat Margolis, Ian Mauro, Jeffrey McDonnell, James Meadowcroft, Christian Messier, Martin Mkandawire, Catherine Morency, Normand Mousseau, Ken Oakes, Sarah Otto, Pamela Palmater, Taysha Sharlene Palmer, Dominique Paquin, Anthony Perl, André Potvin, Howard Ramos, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Natalie Richards, John Robinson, Stephen Sheppard, Suzanne Simard, Brent Sinclair, Natalie Slawinski, Mark Stoddart, Marc-André Villard, Claude Villeneuve, and Tarah Wright (2017). “Stimulating a Canadian Narrative for Climate.” FACETS 2: 131-149. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., David B. Tindall, Jillian Smith, and Randolph Haluza-DeLay (2017). “Does Media Visibility Amplify Political Efficacy? Climate Change Policy Networks in Canadian National News Media.” Environmental Communication 11(3): 386-400.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, and David B. Tindall (2017). “Media, Politics, and Climate Change: The ASA Task Force Report and Beyond.” Environmental Sociology 3(4): 309-320. Available here.

Broadbent, Jeffrey, John Sonnett, Iosif Botetzagias, Marcus Carson, Anabela Carvalho, Yu-Ju Chien, Christofer Edling, Dana Fisher, Georgios Giouzepas, Randolph Haluza-Delay, Koichi Hasegawa, Christian Hirschi, Ana Horta, Jun Jin, Dowan Ku, Myanna Lahsen, Ho-Ching Lee, Tze-Luen Alan Lin, Thomas Malang, Jana Ollmann, Diane Payne, Sony Pellissery, Stephan Price, Simone Pulver, Jaime Sainz, Keiichi Satoh, Clare Sanders, Luisa Schmidt, Mark CJ Stoddart, Pradip Swarnakar, Tomoyuki Tatsumi, David Tindall, Philip Vaughter, Paul Wagner, Sun-Jin Yun, and Sun Zhengyi (2016). "Conflicting Climate Change Frames in a Global Field of Media Discourse." Socius 2: 1-17. Available open access here.

Ramos, Howard, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and David Chafe (2016). “Assessing the Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Tourism: Perceptions of Economic, Social, and Cultural Impacts in Labrador’s Battle Harbour Historic District.” Island Studies Journal 11(1): 209-226. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J. and Paula Graham (2016). “Nature, History and Culture as Tourism Attractors: The Double Translation of Insider and Outsider Media.” Nature and Culture 11(1): 22-43.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Randolph Haluza-DeLay, and David B. Tindall (2016). “Canadian News Media Coverage of Climate Change: Historical Trajectories, Dominant Frames and International Comparisons.” Society and Natural Resources 29(2): 218-232. Available here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Elahe Nezhadhossein (2016). "Is Nature-Oriented Tourism a Pro-Environmental Practice?: Examining Tourism–Environmentalism Alignments Through Discourse Networks and Intersectoral Relationships." Sociological Quarterly 57(3): 544-568. Available open access here.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Jillian Smith (2016). “The Endangered Arctic, the Arctic as Resource Frontier: News Media Narratives of Climate Change and the North.” Canadian Review of Sociology 53(3):316-336

Book Chapters

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Christine Knott (2020). “Landscape: Consuming Natural Places.” Approaching Historical Sources in their Contexts: Space, Time and Performance (pp. 32-47). C. Peniston-Bird and S. Barber, Eds. Routledge.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Max Chewinski, B. Quinn Burt, and Megan Stewart (2019). “Political Consumerism in the Oil and Mining Extractive Industries: Possibilities for Sustainability and Social Justice.” The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism (pp. 367-388). M. Bostrom, M. Micheletti, and P. Oosterveer, Eds. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.18

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Max Chewinski, B. Quinn Burt, and Megan Stewart (2018). “Political Consumerism in the Oil and Mining Extractive Industries: Possibilities for Sustainability and Social Justice.” The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. M. Bostrom, M. Micheletti, and P. Oosterveer, Eds. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190629038.013.18

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Jillian Rene Smith, and Paula Graham. “Oil Opposition: Creating Friction in Energy Politics.” Energy and Society Handbook (pp. 447-460). D. J. Davidson and M. Gross, Eds. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190633851.013.26

Selected Reports

Atlin, Cole, and Mark C.J. Stoddart (2020). Governance in Times of Crisis: The Muskrat Falls Case. Available from the Harris Centre.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Karen Foster, Howard Ramos, and Tuomas Ylä-Anttila (2020). COVID-19 & Climate Change Media Discourse: Research Brief. Available from Academia.edu 

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Cole Atlin, and Gillian Davis (2020). The Oil-Tourism Interface and Social-Ecological Change in the North Atlantic. Available from Academia.edu.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., John McLevey, Vanessa Schweizer, and Catherine Mei Ling Wong (2018). Climate Change and Energy Futures Workshop: Final Report. Available from Academia.edu.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Gary Catano, Howard Ramos, Kelly Vodden, Brennan Lowery, and Leanna Butters (2017). Regional Tourism Networks and Social-Environmental Wellbeing in Rural Coastal Communities. Available from the Harris Centre.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Gary Gatano (2015). Puffins, Kayaks and Oil Rigs: Shifting Modes of Society-Environment Interaction on the Newfoundland Coast. Available from Academia.edu.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Paula Graham (2013). Cultivating Tourism Mobility on the Burin Peninsula. Available from Academia.edu.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Howard Ramos, and David Chafe (2013). The Intangible Impacts of Tourism: The Battle Harbour National Historic District as a Tourism Anchor. Available from the Harris Centre.

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Contact

Department of Sociology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000