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Title The afterlife of used things : recycling in the long eighteenth century / edited by Ariane Fennetaux, Amelie Junqua, and Sophie Vasset
Published New York : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 277 pages :) illustrations
Series Routledge studies in cultural history ; 26
Routledge studies in cultural history ; 26
Contents Pt. 1. The circulation of goods -- part 2. The stewardship of objects and the material practices of recycling -- part 3. Textual recyclings
Summary "Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. 'The environment' may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern world. Still, this period of booming commerce and exchange was also marked by scarcity and want. This book reveals the fascinating variety and ingenuity of recycling processes that may be observed in the commerce, crafts, literature, and medicine of the eighteenth century. Recycling is used as a thought-provoking means to revisit subjects such as consumption, the new science, or novel writing, and cast them in a new light where the waste of some becomes the luxury of others, clothes worn to rags are turned into paper and into books, and scientific breakthroughs are carried out in old kitchen pans"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic history -- 1600-1750.
Economic history -- 1750-1918.
Literature, Modern -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Material culture -- History -- 18th century
Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- History -- 18th century
Secondhand trade -- History -- 18th century
Social history -- 18th century.
Economic history.
Literature, Modern.
Material culture.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Secondhand trade.
Social history.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Fennetaux, Ariane.
Junqua, Amelie
Vasset, Sophie.
ISBN 0415726301
Other Titles Afterlife of used things : recycling in the long 18th century