Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (Google eBook)

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Ted Smith, David Allan Sonnenfeld, David N. Pellow
Temple University Press, 2006 - Nature - 371 pages
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From Silicon Valley in California to Silicon Glen in Scotland, from Silicon Island in Taiwan to Silicon Paddy in China, the social, economic, and ecological effects of the international electronics industry are widespread. The production of electronic and computer components contaminates air, land, and water around the globe. As this eye-opening book reveals, the people who suffer the consequences are largely poor, female, immigrant, and minority. Challenging the Chip is the first comprehensive examination of the impacts of electronics manufacturing on workers and local environments across the planet. Contributors to this pioneering volume include many of the world's most articulate, passionate and progressive visionaries, scholars and advocates. Here they not only document the unsustainable and often devastating practices of the global electronics industry but also chronicle creative ways in which activists, government agencies, and others have attempted to reform the industrythrough resistance, persuasion, and regulation.
  

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This is an amazing read that will make you think twice about all of the frivolous electronic devices we purchase (along with those the are somewhat indispensable). It also opened my eyes to the ... Read full review

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Excellent series of essays on the labor rights and environmental struggles around the electronics and info tech industries. The anthology derives from a conference hosted by Silicon Valley Toxics ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

David Naguib Pellow is Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Among his books are the award-winning "Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago" (MIT Press, 2002) and "Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement" (coedited with Robert Brulle; MIT Press, 2005.)

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