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On garbage

On garbage

Author: John Scanlan
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"On Garbage shows that disposal causes more than the mountains of rubbish we sometimes fear will overwhelm us; it also creates a host of other 'garbage', particularly in the all-too-often abject reality of our disposable lives. It seems, indeed, that we ourselves have become the garbage of our times." "This book will interest readers in areas as diverse as cultural studies and social theory, the histories of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Scanlan
ISBN: 1861892225 9781861892225
OCLC Number: 56652219
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Garbage metaphorics --
Garbage and knowledge --
Garbage aesthetics --
Garbage matters --
Garbage and the uncanny.
Responsibility: John Scanlan.


A wide-ranging exploration of cultural garbage, John Scanlan argues that Western culture has evolved by a process of disposal, not only of material waste but of outmoded ideas and concepts.  Read more...


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