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The materiality of domestic waste

Douny, L; (2007) The materiality of domestic waste. J MAT CULT , 12 (3) 309 - 331. 10.1177/1359183507081897.

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Abstract

This article explores some of the multiple forms and uses of Dogon domestic waste, considering daily shared experiences of the matter. It examines the implicit meanings objectified in the materiality of, and the daily praxis associated with, rubbish that the Dogon select and allocate to particular places in and out of their 'home container'. These are framed within a recycled cosmology that encompasses a plurality of entangled world-views that inform us about the life cycles of people, environment and society.

Type:Article
Title:The materiality of domestic waste
DOI:10.1177/1359183507081897
Keywords:dogon, domestic waste, materiality, recycled cosmology, WORLD, CULTURE
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology

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