READ AUDIOBOOK ☆ Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water - by Gay Hawkins Emily Potter Kane Race

Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water By Gay Hawkins Emily Potter Kane Race,

  • Title: Plastic Water: The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water
  • Author: Gay Hawkins Emily Potter Kane Race
  • ISBN: 9780262029414
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How did branded bottles of water insinuate themselves into our daily lives Why did water become an economic good no longer a common resource but a commercial product, in industry parlance a fast moving consumer good, or FMCG Plastic Water examines the processes behind this transformation It goes beyond the usual political and environmental critiques of bottled wateHow did branded bottles of water insinuate themselves into our daily lives Why did water become an economic good no longer a common resource but a commercial product, in industry parlance a fast moving consumer good, or FMCG Plastic Water examines the processes behind this transformation It goes beyond the usual political and environmental critiques of bottled water to investigate its multiplicity, examining a bottle of water s simultaneous existence as, among other things, a product, personal health resource, object of boycotts, and part of accumulating waste matter Throughout, the book focuses on the ontological dimensions of drinking bottled water the ways in which this habit enacts new relations and meanings that may interfere with other drinking water practices.The book considers the assemblage and emergence of a mass market for water, from the invention of the polyethylene terephthalate PET bottle in 1973 to the development of hydration science that accompanied the rise of jogging in the United States It looks at what bottles do in the world, tracing drinking and disposal practices in three Asian cities with unreliable access to safe water Bangkok, Chennai, and Hanoi And it considers the possibility of ethical drinking, examining campaigns to say no to the bottle and promote the consumption of tap water in Canada, the United States, and Australia.
    Plastic Water The Social and Material Life of Bottled Water How did branded bottles of water insinuate themselves into our daily lives Why did water become an economic good no longer a common resource but a commercial product in industry parlance a fast movin

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    1. Probably an important book, but I was put off by the arcane philosophical jargon Turns out I care much about the politics, economics, environmental impacts and psychology behind bottled water than I do about the ontology I have little appetite for gratuitous and baroque language taking a paragraph to express what could be conveyed in a sentence or two I learned about two dozen new words, but I m not sure it was worth the trouble Here are some of the words agencement, semiotics, teleological, re [...]

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