Culture and Waste

Culture and Waste

by Gay Hawkins
     
 

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The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and politics are at the forefront of a new field of 'ecohumanites.'See more details below

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The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and politics are at the forefront of a new field of 'ecohumanites.'

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Meaghan Morris
We often hear that culture and economy are intertwined, but this absorbing collection suggests that the neglected category of waste may be the most revealing link between them. Moving, unsettling, and deeply thought provoking, this is a must-read book for cultural theorists, political economists, and curious readers alike.
Lawrence Grossberg
In myriad ways, cultural studies is facing and avoiding the problems of value(s): work on the culture of economics and the economics of culture are only the first and most obvious signposts. If death is the key to understanding human life, perhaps waste is the key to understanding culture as the production of value. This collection will make you laugh and squirm, but most importantly, it will make you reflect on some of those still protected alcoves of your common sense. The essays are as diverse, intriguing, and, sometimes, disturbing as the trash that increasingly defines our milieu.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519824
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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