Sustainable Media

Critical Approaches to Media and Environment

Author: Nicole Starosielski,Janet Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317745817

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Sustainable Media explores the many ways that media and environment are intertwined from the exploitation of natural and human resources during media production to the installation and disposal of media in the landscape; from people’s engagement with environmental issues in film, television, and digital media to the mediating properties of ecologies themselves. Edited by Nicole Starosielski and Janet Walker, the assembled chapters expose how the social and representational practices of media culture are necessarily caught up with technologies, infrastructures, and environments.Through in-depth analyses of media theories, practices, and objects including cell phone towers, ecologically-themed video games, Geiger counters for registering radiation, and sound waves traveling through the ocean, contributors question the sustainability of the media we build, exchange, and inhabit and chart emerging alternatives for media ecologies.
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Slow Media

Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart

Author: Jennifer Rauch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190641800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Today we recognize that we have a different relationship to media technology--and to information more broadly--than we had even five years ago. We are connected to the news media, to our jobs, and to each other, 24 hours a day. But many people have found their mediated lives to be too fast, too digital, too disposable, and too distracted. This group--which includes many technologists and young people--believes that current practices of digital media production and consumption are unsustainable, and works to promote alternate ways of living. Until recently, sustainable media practices have been mostly overlooked, or thought of as a counterculture. But, as Jennifer Rauch argues in this book, the concept of sustainable media has taken hold and continues to gain momentum. Slow media is not merely a lifestyle choice, she argues, but has potentially great implications for our communities and for the natural world. In eight chapters, Rauch offers a model of sustainable media that is slow, green, and mindful. She examines the principles of the Slow Food movement--humanism, localism, simplicity, self-reliance, and fairness--and applies them to the use and production of media. Challenging the perception that digital media is necessarily eco-friendly, she examines green media, which offers an alternative to a current commodities system that produces electronic waste and promotes consumption of nonrenewable resources. Lastly, she draws attention to mindfulness in media practice-- "mindful emailing" or "contemplative computing>," for example--arguing that media has significant impacts on human health and psychological wellbeing. Slow Media will ultimately help readers understand the complex and surprising relationships between everyday media choices, human well-being, and the natural world. It has the potential to transform the way we produce and use media by nurturing a media ecosystem that is more satisfying for people, and more sustainable for the planet.
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The Gospel of Sustainability

Media, Market and LOHAS

Author: Monica M. Emerich

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252093453

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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From organic produce and clothing to socially conscious investing and eco-tourism, the lifestyles of health and sustainability, or LOHAS, movement encompasses diverse products and practices intended to contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle for people and the planet. In The Gospel of Sustainability, Monica M. Emerich explores the contemporary spiritual expression of this green cultural shift at the confluence of the media and the market. This is the first book to qualitatively study the LOHAS marketplace and the development of a discourse of sustainability of the self and the social and natural worlds. Emerich draws on myriad sources related to the notions of mindful consumption found throughout the LOHAS marketplace, including not just products and services but marketing materials, events, lectures, regulatory policies, and conversations with leaders and consumers. These disparate texts, she argues, universally project a spiritual message about personal and planetary health that is in turn reforming capitalism by making consumers more conscious.
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Environmental Management of the Media

Policy, Industry, Practice

Author: Pietari Kääpä

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317232771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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In recent years the widely held misconception of the media as an ‘ephemeral’ industry has been challenged by research on the industry’s significant material footprint. Despite this material turn, no systematic study of this sector has been conducted in ways that considers the role of the media industries as consumers and users of a range of natural resources. Filling this gap, Environmental Management of the Media discusses the environmental management of the media industries in the UK and the Nordic countries. These Nordic countries, both as a set of small nations and as a regional constellation, are frequently perceived as some of the ‘greenest’ in the world, yet, not only is the footprint of the media industries practically ignored in academic research, but the very real stakes of the industries’ global impact are not comprehensively understood. Here, the author focuses on four key areas for investigating the material impact of Nordic media: (1) resources used for production and dissemination; (2) regulation of the media; (3) organizational management; and (4) labour practices. By adopting an interdisciplinary perspective that combines ecocritical analysis with interrogation of the political economy of the creative industries, Kääpä argues that taking the industries to task on their environmental footprint is a multilevel resource and organizational management issue that must be addressed more effectively in contemporary media studies. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of media, communication and environmental studies.
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Independent Media Development Abroad

Challenges Exist in Implementing U. S. Efforts and Measuring Results

Author: Jess T. Ford (au)

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422302552

Category:

Page: 5

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Independent media development led by the Dept. of State & the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the national. security goal of developing sustainable democracies around the world. Independent media institutions play a role in supporting commerce, improving public health efforts, reducing corruption, & providing civic education. Despite important gains in some countries, the overall level of press freedom worldwide continued to worsen in 2004. This report examined: (1) U.S. government funding for independent media development overseas; (2) the extent to which U.S. agencies measure performance toward achieving results; & (3) the challenges the U.S. faces in achieving results. Charts & tables.
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Understanding Media Policies

A European Perspective

Author: E. Psychogiopoulou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035285

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Leading scholars investigate media policies in Europe, inquiring into the regulatory practices, policy tools and institutional features of media policy-making in 14 countries. The book offers a fresh assessment of the ways European media policies are formulated and identifies the factors that exert an influence throughout the process.
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International Corporate Social Responsibility

The Role of Corporations in the Economic Order of the 21st Century

Author: Ramon Mullerat

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041125906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 510

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"At present, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for some may not be more than an attitude. Can it be more? What degree of commitment can we reasonably expect of corporations in the struggle to eradicate poverty, promote human rights, halt climate change and reverse ongoingenvironmental destruction? It is not a question of power; more than half of the worlds top 100 economies are corporations, not nation-states. Whatever can be done to "fix" the world's problems, corporations are in the best position to do [it]."--Back cover.
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Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability in India

Author: Prithi Nambiar

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351501086

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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The book analyses the role of media and communication in negotiating the meaning of environment and sustainability in the developmental context of India. As part of the global development discourse, it has become necessary to refocus on the meanings attributed to environment, sustainability, and sustainable development at the local and national level. The impact of these globally generated imperatives on a democratic, fast-developing nation like India is determined by the extent to which meaning negotiation through discourse aids their acceptance within society. Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability in India presents a theoretical framework against which the role of media and communication in enabling this meaning negotiation is explored and illustrated through textual analysis and examination of interview data. The uniquely theoretical and practical perspective on the discursive construction of these concepts will be of immense value for policy makers, development and media practitioners, scholars, and students of media and communication.
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Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Tourism

Author: Alisha Ali,Andrew J. Frew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135100268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have been numerous texts written on sustainable tourism and the measures to mitigate and manage this but none which acknowledges Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a mechanism of doing so despite being an emerging area of research. ICT in this context refers to innovative tools which form an integrated system of software and networked equipment that facilitates data processing information sharing communication and the ability to search and select from an existing range of products and services for an organisation’s benefits. Despite the symbiotic relationship, which exists between ICT and sustainable tourism, there has been little research, which has considered how the use of such technology can be used to make sustainable tourism development a more workable reality. This opportune book is the first to provide a focus on the interrelationship of these two important topics demonstrating their synergies and providing insight into a new and innovative approach to managing sustainable tourism development. It considers the use of technology to reduce the negative impacts of tourism from both the demand and supply side perspectives. A critical review of a range of cutting edge technologies used by tourists and businesses to assess their usefulness in managing sustainable tourism development from the macro to the micro level is also discussed. It further integrates examples and practical applications to show how ICT can be an invaluable mechanism in the management of sustainable tourism development. This cutting-edge volume provides a wealth of information on an important yet neglected subject. This book will be invaluable reading for students, researchers, academics and members of the tourism industry looking for new and innovate ways of fostering a more sustainable tourism industry.
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Multimedia and Regional Economic Restructuring

Author: Hans-Joachim Braczyk,Gerhard Fuchs,Hans-Georg Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134639767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Since the explosion of multimedia, the creation and promotion of multimedia clusters has become a target for regional development strategies across the globe. This work offers the first inter-regional comparison of the multimedia industry. Analysing thirteen American, European and Asian regions, leading academics examine factors which drive the emergence of multimedia clusters and processes by which they are formed,
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Architectural Lighting Design

Author: Gary Steffy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471386384

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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More than 35% new material, including more than 80 new color and black-and-white illustrations. * Addresses new topics, such as light and health, ADA criteria and issues, value engineering, computer modeling techniques, and more. * Covers major programming issues in lighting design and presents creative techniques for conceptualizing and visualizing lighted spaces. * Describes a wide range of tools and methods for achieving desired lighting effects. * Accompanying Web site offers additional material and resources.
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National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries

Author: T. Guaaybess

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137301937

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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A state-of-the-art analysis of the situation of national television in Arab countries, addressing what Arab national broadcastings today say about public policy and political opening. The essays deal with the reforms of public broadcasting organizations and the evolution, perspectives and issues of national broadcasting.
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New Methodologies and Techniques for a Sustainable Organic Chemistry

Author: Alessandro Mordini,Ferenc Faigl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402067933

Category: Science

Page: 338

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Chemical industries have to face the challenge of finding adequate processes to produce large quantities of new products, while at the same time decreasing both the impact on the environment and the risk of disaster. This book addresses this challenge. It discusses the problems of environmentally benign organic processes on an interdisciplinary approach. The book features experts in selective catalysis, development of new reagents and methods who present their recent results.
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Handbook of sustainability research

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 757

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This handbook introduces concepts, ideas and methods of sustainability research based on real examples. It is divided into four sections. One part deals with theoretical aspects of sustainability and refers to theoretical approaches to sustainability research. Another section elaborates on more practical approaches to sustainability research, offering views and perspectives from various researchers, illustrating how regulations, laws and political frameworks influence sustainability. A third part treats education for sustainability and presents research and practical projects, showcasing how sustainability research may focus in formal and non-formal education. The final section draws some conclusions based on the body of experiences and knowledge gathered by the authors. This handbook will be of great use to educators, scientists, researchers, politicians, environment activists, teachers and other interested in sustainability and in the implementation of results of sustainability research.
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Beyond the Bottom Line

The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Author: Andrew Spicer,Anthony McKenna,Christopher Meir

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441162887

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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This is the first collection of original critical essays devoted to exploring the misunderstood, neglected and frequently caricatured role played by the film producer. The editors' introduction provides a conceptual and methodological overview, arguing that the producer's complex and multifaceted role is crucial to a film's success or failure. The collection is divided into three sections where detailed individual essays explore a broad range of contrasting producers working in different historical, geographical, generic and industrial contexts. Rather than suggest there is a single type of producer, the collection analyses the rich variety of roles producers play, providing fascinating and informative insights into how the film industry actually works. This groundbreaking collection challenges several of the conventional orthodoxies of film studies, providing a new approach that will become required reading for scholars and students.
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International Place Branding Yearbook 2010

Place Branding in the New Age of Innovation

Author: F. Go,R. Govers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230298095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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The Place Branding Yearbook 2010 examines the case for applying brand and marketing strategies and tactics to the economic, social, political and cultural development of places such as communities, villages, towns, cities, regions, countries, academic institutions and other locations to help them compete in the global, national and local markets.
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Governing Sustainable Cities

Author: Bob Evans

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781844071692

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Urban governance and sustainability are rapidly becoming key issues around the world. Currently three billion people - half the population of the planet - live in cities, and by 2050 a full two-thirds of the world's population will be housed in ever larger and increasingly densely populated urban areas. The economic, social and environmental challenges posed by urbanization on such a large scale and at such a rapid pace are staggering for local, regional and national governments working towards sustainability. Solutions to the myriad problems plaguing the quest for sustainability at the city-level are equally as diverse and complex, but are rooted in the assumptions of the 'sustainability agenda', developed at the Rio Earth Summit and embodied in Local Agenda/Action 21. These assumptions state that good governance is a necessary precondition for the achievement of sustainable development, particularly at the local level, and that the mobilization of local communities is an essential part of this process. Yet until now, these assumptions, which have guided the policies and programmes of over 6000 local authorities around the world, have never been seriously tested. Drawing on three years of field research in 40 European towns and cities, Governing for Sustainable Cities is the first book to examine empirically the processes of urban governance in sustainable development. Looking at a host of core issues including institutional and social capacity, institutional design, social equity, politics, partnerships and cooperation and creative policy-making, the authors draw compelling conclusions and offer strong guidance. This book is essential reading for policy-makers, politicians, activists and NGOs, planners, researchers and academics, whether in Europe, North America, Australasia or transitional and developing countries, concerned with advancing sustainability in our rapidly urbanizing world.
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Media Sustainability Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mass media

Page: N.A

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