Plastic materialities

Hawkins, Gay (2010). Plastic materialities. In Bruce Braun and Sarah J. Whatmore (Ed.), Political Matter: Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life (pp. 119-138) Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.: University of Minnesota Press.

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Author Hawkins, Gay
Title of chapter Plastic materialities
Title of book Political Matter: Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life
Place of Publication Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.
Publisher University of Minnesota Press
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780816670888
Editor Bruce Braun
Sarah J. Whatmore
Chapter number 5
Start page 119
End page 138
Total pages 20
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
You see it walking into the supermarket: an image of a plastic bag with a big black cross over it and the words SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS emblazoned above. The message is clear: bags are bad. How did it come to this? How did this flimsy, disposable thing acquire such a shocking reputation? How did using one in public come to mark the shopper as irresponsible? How did this humble object come to have such a claim on us?
Copyright 2010 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota
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Additional Notes Published in Part II: "Technological Politics: Affective Objects and Events". Description: xl, 319 p. ; 22 cm.

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Created: Tue, 16 Nov 2010, 15:48:40 EST by Professor Gay Hawkins on behalf of Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies