In his paper Linus Andersson analyses television news stories which have been reporting on the problems with electronic waste. He presents a perspective on how this lengthy and ongoing state of environmental emergency is presented as a news-worthy issue.
The findings shows that the representations of the problem favor a passive, “aesthetic contemplation” of the waste, rather than possibilities for action and relief.
Read the abstract of the article here.
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