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Packaging Water

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/9780262029414.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter takes the ‘bottle’ part of bottled water seriously and investigates the history and invention of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle in the 1970s. Its central claim is that this ... More


Practices of Economization: Recycling Plastic Bottles in Hanoi

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/9780262029414.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter investigates the shadow realities or externalities of bottled water markets: growing amounts of plastic waste. It focuses on the ways in which plastic bottles are far from disposable. As ... More


The Aesthetics of the Intimate Universal

William Desmond

in The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 6 shows that in the aesthetic there is an intimacy which is elemental, and bound up with our being embodied participants in the field of being as itself an aesthetic happening. In that ... More


Wars Against Waste

Eiko Maruko Siniawer

in Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725845
eISBN:
9781501725852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725845.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The early 1970s were a sharp pivot point in Japan’s postwar history, as the Garbage War of 1971 and the Oil Shock of 1973 thrust waste and wastefulness into a place of unprecedented visibility. ... More


The Value of Being Negro, the Cost of Being Hispano: Disposability and The Challenges for Cross-Racial Solidarity in The Workplace

Vanesa Ribas

in On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the vulnerabilities that accompany migrant “illegality,” arguing that whereas, for unauthorized migrants, these vulnerabilities pivot on their “deportability,” for ... More


Introduction

Joshua O. Reno

in Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288935
eISBN:
9780520963771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288935.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Waste is a general outcome of processes of formation, but it assumes a distinct character in North American modernity. If forms can last only by releasing transient materials, then their relative ... More


Youth Cultures and Contexts

Tina P. Kruse

in Making Change: Youth Social Entrepreneurship as an Approach to Positive Youth and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190849795
eISBN:
9780190849825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849795.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter examines the most relevant youth contexts in the United States at this socio-historical point in time. To do so with any accuracy requires drawing on multiple fields of inquiry—youth ... More


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