By Jennifer Gabrys,Gay Hawkins,Mike Michael

ISBN-10: 0415625823

ISBN-13: 9780415625821

ISBN-10: 1138063061

ISBN-13: 9781138063068

From foodstuff punnets to charge cards, plastic allows every little thing of our day-by-day lives. It has turn into imperative to methods of up to date socio-material dwelling. Universalised and abstracted, it is usually taken care of because the passive item of political deliberations, or a difficult fabric challenging human administration. yet in what methods could a 'politics of plastics' take care of either its particular manifestation particularly artefacts and occasions, and its advanced dispersed heterogeneity?

Accumulation explores the power and complexity of plastic. This interdisciplinary assortment specializes in how the presence and recalcitrance of plastic unearths the relational exchanges throughout human and artificial materialities. It captures multiplicity by means of enticing with the processual materialities or plasticity of plastic. via a sequence of themed essays on plastic materialities, plastic economies, plastic our bodies and new articulations of plastic, the editors and bankruptcy authors learn particular elements of plastic in motion. How are a number of plastic realities enacted? What are their effects?

This booklet could be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology, human and cultural geography, environmental stories, intake stories, technology and know-how reports, layout, and political theory.

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