9780195325201-0195325206-Greening the Media

Greening the Media

ISBN-13: 9780195325201
ISBN-10: 0195325206
Edition: 1
Author: Maxwell, Richard, Miller, Toby
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780195325201
ISBN-10: 0195325206
Edition: 1
Author: Maxwell, Richard, Miller, Toby
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Maxwell, Richard, Miller, Toby wrote Greening the Media comprising 256 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195325206 and 9780195325201. Since then Greening the Media textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Greening the Media not only reveals the dirty secrets that hide inside our favorite electronic devices; it also takes apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the center of our lives. Marshaling an astounding array of economic, environmental, and historical facts, Maxwell and Miller debunk the idea that information and communication technologies (ICT) are clean and ecologically benign. The authors show how the physical reality of making, consuming, and discarding them is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost. As the title suggests, Maxwell and Miller dwell critically on these environmental problems in order to think creatively about ways to solve them. They enlist a range of potential allies in this effort to foster greener media--from green consumers to green citizens, with stops along the way to hear from exploited workers, celebrities, and assorted bureaucrats. Ultimately, Greening the Media rethinks the status of print and screen technologies, opening new lines of historical and social analysis of ICT, consumer electronics, and media production.

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