Television and the Earth

Television and the Earth

Not A Love Story

Book - 2013
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Habitat loss, the extinction of species, severe draughts, rapidly diminishing polar ice, hugely powerful and destructive storms -- how have we arrived at such a precarious point in the environmental history of our planet? In Television and The Earth: Not a Love Story, Jennifer Ellen Good argues that one of the fundamental reasons for the wholesale neglect and destruction of our environment is television -- or, more precisely, the stories told on television. Stories have always been vital to how we make sense of the world, but in the historical blink of an eye, mediated communication changed the source and content of our stories. And no mediated storyteller continues to have a greater impact on our lives than television. Exploring the essential, and essentially devastating, role television's celebration of materialism plays in our world, this book arrives at the conclusion that there is nothing more responsible for environmental degradation than the materialism of the affluent countries of the world, and nothing teaches materialism more effectively than television.
Publisher: Halifax, NS : Fernwood, 2013.
ISBN: 9781552665527
1552665526
Branch Call Number: 302.2345 GOOD
Characteristics: viii, 167 p. ; 23 cm.

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