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Waste-Site Stories
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Ours is a wasteful society, consumed with care for its remains, according to the contributors of Waste-Site Stories. Here scholars from around the world probe current notions of waste and the ways in which remains of different kinds recover value in the act of recollection and recycling. In the wake of destructive experiences that continue to trouble memory, there is something compelling about today’s theoretical and artistic interest in waste and recycling. The two terms provide a purchase on changing conditions of cultural memory, on technological development and its sometimes toxic ecological and social fallout, and on the legacy of personal and historical trauma. They suggest new resources for the stories of our engagement with the things of the past and the sites where traces of history survive.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introdcution: In Lieu of Waste
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. Part I: Waste
  2. p. 27
  1. 1. Objects from the Past
  2. pp. 29-37
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  1. 2. Waste into Heritage: Remarks on Materials in the Arts, on Memories and the Museum
  2. pp. 39-54
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  1. 3. Art and Archive: The Dissimulation Museum
  2. pp. 55-70
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  1. 4. Beyond the Archive
  2. pp. 71-83
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  1. 5. The Acculturation of Waste
  2. pp. 85-105
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  1. 6. Agencies of Cultural Feedback: The Infrastructure of Memory
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. 7. Being Authentic: The Ambition to Recycle
  2. pp. 121-130
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  1. Part II: Site
  2. p. 131
  1. 8. Mould, Rubble, and the Validation of the Fragment in the Discourse of the Past
  2. pp. 133-142
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  1. 9. Parthenon, Nashville: From the Site of History to the Sight of Memory
  2. pp. 143-151
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  1. 10. Taking Lanterns for Bladders: Symbolic and Material Appropriation in the Postmodern
  2. pp. 153-163
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  1. 11. History’s Mortal Remains
  2. pp. 165-176
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  1. 12. Photo-Resemblance
  2. pp. 177-191
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  1. 13. Utopian Legacies Memory, Mediation, Cinema
  2. pp. 193-211
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  1. 14. sCrypt Memory Building
  2. pp. 213-244
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 245-247
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-259
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