Geographies of waste: Conceptual vectors from the Global South
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Geographies of waste, which include examination of its flows and politics, have demonstrated empirical differences and contrasting approaches to researching waste in the Global North and South. Southern waste geographies have largely focused on case studies of informality and (neoliberal) governance. We draw on Southern theory to argue that this focus can be productively extended through greater consideration of the production of value and the role of materiality and technology in the wastescape. We argue that a relational understanding of multiscalar wastescapes contributes insights into the distribution of costs and benefits as well as what enables and constrains the extraction of value for different actors.
CitationMillington N, Lawhon M. Geographies of waste: Conceptual vectors from the Global South. Progress in Human Geography. 2019;43(6):1044-1063. doi:10.1177/0309132518799911
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