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Challenging the Chip : Labor Rights And Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry - 06 edition

Challenging the Chip : Labor Rights And Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (ISBN10: 1592133304; ISBN13: 9781592133307)
ISBN13: 978-1592133307
ISBN10: 1592133304

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1592133291
ISBN10: 1592133290

Summary: 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 i
s 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 industry--through resistance, persuasion, and regulation.
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Summary: 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 industry--through resistance, persuasion, and regulation. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Temple University Press
Year Published: 2006
International: No



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