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Global garbage: urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

Publication date2016
Number of pages274
ISBN (Print)9781138841390
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The edited volume 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. It appeals to the fields of anthropology, architecture, film and media studies, geography, urban studies, sociology, and cultural analysis.