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Stephanie Foote

Stephanie Foote is Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana andChampaign and the author of Regional Fictions.

Titles by This Editor

Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice

Garbage, considered both materially and culturally, elicits mixed responses. Our responsibility toward the objects we love and then discard is entangled with our responsibility toward the systems that make those objects. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste, and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems--the local and the global, the economic and the ecological, the historical and the contemporary--and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations, and policies.