Sharon Beder

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Sharon Beder "is a visiting professor in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia...

"Her research has focussed on how power relationships are maintained and challenged, particularly by corporations and professions...

"Before joining the University of Wollongong in 1992, Sharon was Environmental Education Co-ordinator at the University of Sydney where she produced educational resources, ran continuing education and professional education courses, and designed postgraduate degrees and diplomas. She has also been Chairperson of the Environmental Engineering Branch of the Institution of Engineers, Sydney, President of the Society for Social Responsibility in Engineering, and a director of the Earth Foundation Australia." [1]

Most of her articles can be found on her website:


  • Toxic Fish & Sewer Surfing (1989).
  • The Nature of Sustainable Development (1993 and 1996).
  • Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism (1997, 2000 and 2002).
  • The New Engineer (1998).
  • Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR (2000).
  • Power Play: The Fight for Control of the World's Electricity (2003).
  • Suiting Themselves: How Corporations Drive the Corporate Agenda (2006).
  • Environmental Principles and Policies (2006).
  • Free Market Missionaries: The Corporate Manipulation of Community Values (2006).
  • This Little Kiddy Went to Market: The Corporate Capture of Childhood (2009).

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  1. Sharon Beder, accessed October 15, 2008.