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Environmental materialism and media globalization

Maxwell, R. and Miller, T. (2021) Environmental materialism and media globalization. In: Jin, D.Y., (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Digital Media and Globalization. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 34-42.

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Environmental media materialism seeks to understand the history of communications technologies from cradle to grave, with special attention to their environmental effects. It asks questions about the labor process, the extractive industries, and the manufacturing, distribution, use, and disposal of devices and texts. This is particularly important for understanding globalization. When we look at the entire commodity chain, the life history, of our favorite genres or technologies, we uncover uncomfortable material truths, with serious environmental implications.

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Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
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