Research Output

Introduction

  Although the act of labelling cultural practices or products as trash is often framed as a casual dismissal based on self-evident assumptions, it can in fact be viewed as a mechanism which reflects, perpetuates and justifies the power dynamics of the social context. Trash theorists have argued that our relationship to material trash should be denaturalised and recognised as socioculturally situated, but should the same not also apply to our relationship to trash culture? The contributions to this special issue all aim to denaturalise trash cultures in the Francophone world through critical and reflexive analyses which tease out social and power dynamics specific to the social context in question.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    31 July 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1177/0957155817714118

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1177/0957155817714118

  • ISSN:

    0957-1558

  • Library of Congress:

    HT Communities. Classes. Races

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    307 Communities

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Bremner, N., & Bahmad, J. (2017). Introduction. French Cultural Studies, 28(3), 241-247. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957155817714118

Authors

Keywords

Gender, race, sexuality, social class, trash culture, waste

Monthly Views:

Available Documents