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Looking at how we are defined by what we waste, this work surveys a terrain that ranges from micro (a typology of dust bunnies) to macro (studies of landfill design and the trashed space of urban brownfield sites). It investigates the logic of trash as it is applied to humans.
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by MIT Press (MA)
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May 17, 2008 Amanda rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: scavengers
Buffalo had a garbage liberation front in 2001 that wrote a manifesto. Trash exhibits the limit of human knowledge. A more complete culture would be one that cared for its trash. Like an old teddy bear that has no more use, can't be fixed up at the teddy bear hospital, and goes to the dump with a history of care and love. There was also an article about mothers for justice. A group of mothers who live in a terrible place, where the police are corrupt, their daughters are murdered and because ...more
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