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Exporting harm, scavenging value: transnational circuits of e‐waste between Japan, China and beyond

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Alternately cherished as a valuable resource and reviled as toxic and/or worthless detritus, depending on one's cultural vantage, e‐waste comprises the scratched, dented, tarnished flipside of the lucrative consumer electronics industry. This article focuses attention on flows of e‐waste from Japan to East Asia, scrutinising channels of production, consumption, reuse and conversion. First, the authors interpret the rhetoric of recycling and sustainability mobilised by Japanese interests to fa...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/area.12169

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Geography; SIAS
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Publisher:
Wiley
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Area More from this journal
Publication date:
2014-12-09
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1475-4762
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0004-0894
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pubs:510104
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uuid:f85e8280-f7ae-4394-b40b-267cef423d1a
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pubs:510104
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510104
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2017-12-21

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