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The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century (Routledge Studies in Cultural History)

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ISBN 10: 0415726301 / ISBN 13: 9780415726306
Published by Routledge, 2014
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Title: The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in ...

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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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.

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Ariane Fennetaux is Senior Lecturer in 18th-Century Studies at Université Paris Diderot.

Amélie Junqua is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Amiens.

Sophie Vasset is a Senior Lecturer at Université Paris Diderot.

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