The Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish

The Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish

By: Gay Hawkins (author)Paperback

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Gay Hawkins explores the ethical significance of waste in everyday life_from the broadest conceptions of waste and loss to how the environmental movement has affected the ways we think about garbage. Do we feel virtuous for reusing plastic bags and disdain those who don't? At what point does personal waste become public responsibility? How does this 'public conscience' affect policy? Placing these ideas into historical, social, and cultural perspective, this thoughtful book seeks ways to change ecologically destructive practices without recourse to guilt, moralism, or despair.

About Author

Gay Hawkins is associate professor in cultural theory in the School of Media, Film, and Theatre at the University of New South Wales.

Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1 An Overflowing Bin Chapter 3 2 Plastic Bags Chapter 4 3 Shit Chapter 5 4 A Dumped Car Chapter 6 5 Empty Bottles Chapter 7 6 Worms Chapter 8 Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742530133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780742530133
  • weight: 249
  • ISBN10: 0742530132

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