Transforming citizens? Green politics and ethical consumption on lifestyle television

  title={Transforming citizens? Green politics and ethical consumption on lifestyle television},
  author={Tania Lewis},
  pages={227 - 240}
  • T. Lewis
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Political Science
  • Continuum
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