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Histories of the Dustheap
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An examination of how garbage reveals the relationships between the global and the local, the economic and the ecological, and the historical and the contemporary.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Histories of the Dust heap
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. I. The Subjectivities of Garbage
  2. p. 19
  1. 1. Darker Shades of Green: Love Canal, Toxic Autobiography, and American Environmental Writing
  2. pp. 21-47
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  1. 2. “The Most Radical View of the Whole Subject”: George E. Waring Jr., Domestic Waste, and Women’s Rights
  2. pp. 49-71
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  1. 3. Enviroblogging: Clearing Green Space in a Virtual World
  2. pp. 73-94
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  1. II. The Places of Garbage
  2. p. 95
  1. 4. Missing New Orleans: Tracking Knowledge and Ignorance through an Urban Hazardscape
  2. pp. 97-117
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  1. 5. What Gets Buried in a Small Town: Toxic E-Waste and Democratic Frictions in the Crossroads of the United States
  2. pp. 119-145
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  1. 6. The Garbage Question on Top of the World
  2. pp. 147-168
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  1. III. The Cultural Contradictions of Garbage
  2. p. 169
  1. 7. Purification or Profit: Milwaukee and the Contradictions of Sludge
  2. pp. 171-197
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  1. 8. The Rising Tide against Plastic Waste: Unpacking Industry Attempts to Influence the Debate
  2. pp. 199-225
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  1. 9. Time Out of Mind: The Animation of Obsolescence in The Brave Little Toaster
  2. pp. 227-251
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  1. Conclusion: Object Lessons
  2. pp. 253-260
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 261-262
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 263-291
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  1. Series List
  2. pp. 293-295
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