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dc.contributor.authorLiboiron, Max
dc.contributor.authorLepawsky, Josh
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-21T09:08:52Z
dc.date.available2022-06-21T09:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220621_9780262369503_51
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/84617
dc.description.abstractAn argument that social, political, and economic systems maintain power by discarding certain people, places, and things. Discard studies is an emerging field that looks at waste and wasting broadly construed. Rather than focusing on waste and trash as the primary objects of study, discard studies looks at wider systems of waste and wasting to explore how some materials, practices, regions, and people are valued or devalued, becoming dominant or disposable. In this book, Max Liboiron and Josh Lepawsky argue that social, political, and economic systems maintain power by discarding certain people, places, and things. They show how the theories and methods of discard studies can be applied in a variety of cases, many of which do not involve waste, trash, or pollution. Liboiron and Lepawsky consider the partiality of knowledge and offer a theory of scale, exploring the myth that most waste is municipal solid waste produced by consumers; discuss peripheries, centers, and power, using content moderation as an example of how dominant systems find ways to discard; and use theories of difference to show that universalism, stereotypes, and inclusion all have politics of discard and even purification—as exemplified in “inclusive” efforts to broaden the Black Lives Matter movement. Finally, they develop a theory of change by considering “wasting well,” outlining techniques, methods, and propositions for a justice-oriented discard studies that keeps power in view.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe MIT Press
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RND Environmental policy & protocols
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology::TQS Sanitary & municipal engineering::TQSR Waste treatment & disposal::TQSR3 Hazardous waste treatment & disposal
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology::TQD Environmental monitoring
dc.subject.otherWaste
dc.subject.otherpollution
dc.subject.othertrash
dc.subject.othergarbage
dc.subject.othersustainability
dc.subject.otherenvironmental studies
dc.subject.otherpower
dc.subject.otherinfrastructure
dc.subject.othergreen activism
dc.subject.otherplastic pollution
dc.subject.othersolid waste
dc.subject.otherenvironmental justice
dc.titleDiscard Studies
dc.title.alternativeWasting, Systems, and Power
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7551/mitpress/12442.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262369503
oapen.relation.isbn9780262543651
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages224
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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