Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

1st Edition

Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

Routledge
Published February 6, 2018
Reference - 288 Pages - 67 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138546455 - CAT# K375665
Series: Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

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Summary

Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the increasingly complex relationship between globalization and garbage in locations such as Beirut, Detroit, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Naples, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Tehran. In particular, the book examines how, and under what conditions, contemporary imaginaries of excess, waste, and abandonment perpetuate – but also sometimes counter – the imbalances of power that are frequently associated with the global metropolitan condition. This interdisciplinary collection will appeal to the fields of anthropology, architecture, film and media studies, geography, urban studies, sociology, and cultural analysis.

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