Plastics, Environment, Culture and the Politics of Waste (Hardcover)

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Plastics, Environment, Culture and the Politics of Waste examines plastic as a distinct cultural, political, and environmental phenomenon. It outlines the intricate relationship with plastic that humanity has been building over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, drawing on examples from history, the arts, and literature, as well as examining the place of plastics in the current health, environmental, and energy crises. The aim of this book is to reveal the complex nature of plastics, from their rapid incorporation into our advancing ways of life, to the reenvisioning of plastics' role in human life and how, through abundant production, consumption, and disposal of plastics, humanity has initiated a toxic invasion of natural environments and human and nonhuman bodies. Bringing together various perspectives from the humanities, this edited collection contributes to the ongoing research on plastics and petrocultures and emphasizes the crucial significance of addressing the plastic crisis through culture.

About the Author

Tatiana Konrad is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, as well as the Principal Investigator of the "Air and Environmental Health in the (Post-)COVID-19 World" project and the editor of the "Environment, Health, and Well-being" book series at Michigan State University Press. She is the author of Docu-Fictions of War: U.S. Interventionism in Film and Literature (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), the editor of Cold War II: Hollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia (University Press of Mississippi, 2020) and Transportation and the Culture of Climate Change: Accelerating Ride to Global Crisis (West Virginia University Press, 2020), and a co-editor of Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory (Rutgers University Press, 2018).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781399511735
ISBN-10: 1399511734
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: January 10th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English


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