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Waste Matters : Urban margins in contemporary literature (Hardcover) (Sarah K. Harrison)

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How do those pushed to the margins survive in contemporary cities? What role do they play in today’s increasingly complex urban ecosystems? Faced with stark disparities in human and environmental wellbeing, what form might more equitable cities take?

Waste Matters argues that contemporary literature and film offer an insightful and timely response to these questions through their formal and thematic revaluation of urban waste. In their creation of a new urban imaginary which centres on discarded things, degraded places and devalued people, authors and artists such as Patrick Chamoiseau, Chris Abani, Dinaw Mengestu, Suketu Mehta and Vik Muniz suggest opportunities for an inclusive urban politics that demands systematic analysis. Waste Matters assesses the utopian promise and pragmatic limitations of their as yet under-examined work in light of today’s pressing urban challenges.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of English Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Urban Studies, Environmental Humanities and Film Studies.

Number of Pages: 139
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Development / Sustainable Development, Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Series Title: Routledge Environmental Humanities
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Sarah K. Harrison
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2016
TCIN: 50952085
UPC: 9781138187061
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0268

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