Writing rubbish about Naples: urban trash and the post-political condition

Dines, Nick (2015) Writing rubbish about Naples: urban trash and the post-political condition. In: Global garbage: urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment. Lindner, Christoph and Meissner, Miriam, eds. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781138841390.

Abstract

[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] This book examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the increasingly complex relationship between globalization and garbage in locations such as Beirut, Cairo, Dakar, Detroit, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Naples, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Tehran. In particular, the book examines how, and under what conditions, contemporary imaginaries of excess, waste, and abandonment perpetuate – but also sometimes counter – the imbalances of power that have more recently been associated with the global metropolitan condition. This interdisciplinary collection will appeal to the fields of anthropology, architecture, film and media studies, geography, urban studies, sociology, and cultural analysis.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 14603
Depositing User: Nick Dines
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14603

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