Waste and Consumption: Capitalism, the Environment, and the Life of Things

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2010-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book belongs to a cluster of books on environment and sustainability, including a book by Scott McNall on climate change and a future book by Timothy W. Luke on sustainability. The author argues that much of the literature on environmentalism has focused on issues of overproduction and has ignored consumption, especially wasteful consumption. She remedies that in her treatment, which draws attention to the environmental, cultural and personal implications of waste. Her discussion of personal responsibilities for consumption will appeal to students who seek to locate themselves in a global social structure. This timely book can be used in introductory sociology, social problems, and classes on environment and sustainability.

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