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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Waste matters : compost, domestic practice, and the transformation of alternative toilet cultures around Skaneateles Lake, New York

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DIMPFL M. ; MORAN S. ;

  • Dept. of Geography , Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS
  • Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry,, Syracuse, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This article examines compost, domestic practice, and the transformation of alternative toilet cultures around Skaneateles Lake, New York. Understanding shifts in toileting practice must move past functional assessments of new or untested technology, taking into account sociocultural understandings of private, deeply embodied, yet resolutely pragmatic daily habits. As individuals seek to normalize new toilet technology as a part of daily routines, they encounter the body’s materiality in ways that conflict with expectations of what belongs inside the home. In this case, the traditionally excluded effluence of the human body remains too close for comfort, forcing a renegotiation of the common boundary-making habits defining domestic space. The result is a shift in expectations about what of the body can or should belong in the home

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 721-738]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 phot.

Language

Anglais

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/d15112

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