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Organising waste in the city: International perspectives on narratives and practices

Maria Jose Zapata and Michael Hall


This book offers a critical perspective on the issue of organising waste in cities, which is often positioned in terms of relatively narrow engineering, economic and physical science approaches. It emphasises the ways in which the notion of waste, and the narratives and discourses associated with it, have been socially constructed with corresponding implications for waste governance and local waste handling practices. The book takes a broad and international approach to the ways in which the issue of waste is framed, and brings together narratives from cities as diverse as Amsterdam, Bristol, ... More

Keywords: Waste governance, cities, narratives, practices, environmental injustice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306375
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Jose Zapata, author

Michael Hall, author

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One Introduction: Narratives of Organising Waste in the City

María José Zapata Campos and C. Michael Hall

Part I Spaces, Places and Sites of Waste in the City

Part II Global Waste Discourses and Narratives Shaping Local Practices

Part III Waste Governance and Management Practices

Six Governance in a Bottle

Dario Minervini

Part IV Waste and Environmental, Economic and Social Justice

Twelve Conclusions: Framing the Organising of Waste in the City

C. Michael Hall and María José Zapata Campos

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