Sports are responsible for significant carbon footprints through stadium construction and energy use, player and spectator travel, and media coverage. The impact of sports on climate change is further compounded by sponsorship deals with the gas and petroleum industries-imbuing those extractive corporations with a positive image by embedding them within the everyday pleasure of sport. Toby Miller argues that such activities amount to "greenwashing".
Scrutinizing motor racing, association football, and the Olympics, Miller weighs up their environmental policies, their rhetoric of conservation and sustainability, and their green credentials. The book concludes with the role of green citizenship and organic fan activism in promoting pro-environmental sports.
This is a must-read for students and researchers in media, communications, sociology, cultural studies, and environmental studies.
- Hardback | 137 pages
- 133 x 197 x 19.05mm | 426g
- 14 Jul 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 6 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white; 9 Illustrations, black and white
Other books in this series
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01 Jul 2000
18 Jul 2005
18 Jul 2011
10 Jun 2011
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Jules Boykoff, Politics & Government, Pacific University, Oregon,
This book should be the primer on sport and the environment for policy makers and activists alike.
Jay Coakley, Sociology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
In an unmissable analysis and polemic,ã Greenwashing Sport,ã the polymathic Toby Miller guides us towards some possibilities of forms of citizen-based resistance to the hypocrisies and planet-threatening excesses of capital. ã
Alan Tomlinson, Leisure Studies, University of Brighton