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Every Heaven requires its Hell: the consume & discard society and the invisible city

Författare och institution:
María José Zapata Campos (Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)); Patrik Zapata (Förvaltningshögskolan)
Publicerad i:
Nordic Conference on Consumer Research, Gothenburg, May 30-June 1, 2012 ,
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The paper unfolds how the effectiveness and invisibility of waste urban infrastructures contribute to the de-naturalisation of waste by ‘black-boxing’ the link between the citizens’ consumption habits and the growing mountain of waste; with the participation of human and non-human intermediaries (e.g. waste-vacuum-system, dark plastic bags, locked containers). The paper also discusses how environmental policies inverting the process of visibilisation of waste (e.g. education at schools, study visits, recycling containers, waste collection invoices) can contribute to reconnect processes of consumption and disposal in the contemporary city. The city of Gothenburg and its waste management system serves as an illustration.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
waste; city; urban infrastructures; invisibility; consumption
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2013-01-20 21:23
Posten ändrad:
2013-06-14 08:44

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