The University of Wisconsin Press
Waste and Abundance: The Measure of Consumption
Special Issue of SubStance, Issue 116, 37:2 (2008)
Edited by Susan Cahill, Emma Hegarty, and Emilie Morin
A research area currently developing in the humanities calls for philosophical and historical approaches to questions of sustainable development and waste management. All the contributors raise central questions: how are waste and abundance represented, how may we conceptualize these representations, and what ethical problems do they raise?
Particular attention is paid to the cultural and moral factors that condition our attitudes to waste and the ways in which literature addresses the problematic relationship that binds production, consumption, and waste to social and political systems.
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