The what and the why of Discard Studies

Un manifesto des discards studies proposer par Max Liboiron

“We tend to think that we are familiar with waste because we deal with it every day. Yet, this is not the case–most aspects of waste are entirely hidden from view and understanding. Waste and wasting includes social, economic, political, cultural, and material systems that shape materials, practices, infrastructures, and norms. As more attention is being focused on waste, it becomes crucial for the humanities and social sciences to contextualize the problems, materialities, and systems that are not readily apparent to the invested but casual observer. Otherwise, waste seems like a technical problem rather than a social, cultural, economic, and political problem.” lire la suite ici

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