Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic


Gabrys, J., Hawkins, G., Michael, M. (Eds.), 2013. Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic. Routledge, London & New York. This book covers the following: List of illustrations - List of Contributors - Introduction: From materiality to plasticity by Jennifer Gabrys, Gay Hawkins and Mike Michael - Part I Plastic materialities - 1. Plastics, materials and dreams of dematerialization by Bernadette Bensaude Vincent - 2. Process and plasticity: Printing, prototyping and the prospects of plastic by Mike Michael - Part II Plastic economies - 3. Made to be wasted: PET and topologies of disposability by Gay Hawkins - 4. The material politics if vinyl; How the state, industry and citizens created and transformed West Germany's consumer democracy by Andrea Westermann - 5. Paying with plastic: The enduring presence of the credit card by Joe Deville - Part III Plastic bodies - 6. The death and life of plastic surfaces: Mobile phones by Tom Fisher - 7. Reflections of an unrepentant plastiphobe: An essay on plasticity and the STS life by Jody A. Roberts - 8. Plasticizers: A twentieth-first-century miasma by Max Libroiron - 9. Plastics, environment and health by Richard C. Thompson - Part IV New articulations - 10. Where does this stuff some from? Oil, plastic and the distribution of violence by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello - 11. International pellet watch: Studies of the magnitude and spatial variation of chemical risks associated with environmental plastics by Shige Takada - 12. Plastic and the work of the biodegrable by Jennifer Gabrys - Index.

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MoDiPL : 0259