Join us for the last CSC of the Fall 2018 with Toby Miller from the University of California, Riverside. Toby Miller will present his talk "Greenwashing Culture."
Below is a summary of his talk.
We often think of the culture industries as green, certainly in comparison with the extractive or manufacturing sectors. And when it comes to the relationship between the media and the environment, we generally consider issues such as how to communicate the science of climate change effectively. But culture is integral to greenwashing and to ecological destruction. First, major polluters use their sponsorship of culture in search of a social license to operate. And second, the culture industries are major polluters themselves.Various responses to this situation present themselves: boycotts, disruption, shareholder activism, regulation, and so on. We'll explore how these might play out, if implemented.
Toby Miller is a British-Australian-US interdisciplinary social scientist. His most recent books include Greenwashing Culture (Routledge, 2018), Greenwashing Sport (Routledge, 2018), and Global Media Studies (Polity, 2016).
November 04, 2018