Greenwashing Culture

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Routledge, 3 ago 2017 - 138 pagine

Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental crisis. Through its own carbon footprint, the promotion of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the mutually beneficial engagement with big industry polluters, Toby Miller argues that culture has become an enabler of environmental criminals to win over local, national, and international communities.

Topics include:

  • the environmental liabilities involved in digital and print technologies used by cultural institutions and their consumers;
  • Hollywood's 'green celebrities' and the immense ecological impact of their jet-setting lifestyles and filmmaking itself;
  • high profile sponsorship deals between museums and oil and gas companies, such as BP's sponsorship of Tate Britain;
  • radical environmental reform, via citizenship and public policy, illustrated by the actions of Greenpeace against Shell's sponsorship of Lego.

This is a thought-provoking introduction to the harmful impact of greenwashing. It is essential reading for students of cultural studies and environmental studies, and those with an interest in environmental activism.

 

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Sommario

List of figures
Introducing culture
Museums
Conclusion
Index

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Informazioni sull'autore (2017)

Toby Miller is Research Professor, University of California, Riverside; Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies, Murdoch University; Profesor Invitado, Escuela de Comunicación Social, Universidad del Norte; Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd; and Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London.

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