Where Would We Be Without Rubbish?

Thompson, M. (2023). Where Would We Be Without Rubbish? In: Of Hoarding and Housekeeping: Material Kinship and Domestic Space in Anthropological Perspective. Eds. Newell, S., pp. 228-254 New York, NY: Berghahn. ISBN 978-1-80539-092-3

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Hoarding has largely been approached from a psychological and universal perspective, and decluttering from an aesthetic and ecological one, while little work has been done to think about the cultural and global economic aspects of these phenomena. Of Hoarding and Housekeeping provides an anthropological, global, and comparative angle to the understanding of hoarding and decluttering using cases from a variety of countries including US, Japan, India, Cameroon, and Argentina. Focusing on the house, with careful attention to material flows in and out, this book examines practices of accumulation, storage, decluttering, and waste as practices of kinship and the objects themselves as material kin.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2023 11:12
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2023 11:12
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/19149

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