Plastic water the social and material life of bottled water

Hawkins, Gay, Potter, Emily and Race, Kane 2015, Plastic water the social and material life of bottled water, MIT Press, Cambridge, M.A..

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Title Plastic water the social and material life of bottled water
Author(s) Hawkins, Gay
Potter, EmilyORCID iD for Potter, Emily
Race, Kane
Publication date 2015
Total pages 260
Publisher MIT Press
Place of Publication Cambridge, M.A.
Keyword(s) Bottled water
Summary 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 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.
ISBN 0262029413
Language eng
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
2002 Cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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