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Contesting Bottled Water: Markets and Material Publics

Gay Hawkins, Emily Potter, and Kane Race

in Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029414
eISBN:
9780262329521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029414.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the rise of bottled water as a contested commodity, something that has been described as ‘the new smoking’. Its aim is to empirically document how various political situations ... More


The Silence of Nature

Steven Vogel

in Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In emphasizing the vitality or agency of matter, Latour or “new materialists” such as Bennett find human characteristics in matter, but “materialism” requires emphasizing instead the materiality of ... More


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