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The Other Side of Consumption: Sorting, Storing and Discarding in Vilnius Domestic Life

Steponaviciute, Agne LU (2013) TKAM02 20131
Division of Ethnology
Abstract
This thesis provides an overview of Vilnius citizens’ practices of sorting, storing and disposal. Comparative perspectives from different settings: Vilnius, Copenhagen and Jeddah will highlight that waste is contextual – heavily influenced by cultural norms and habits. A historical perspective is incorporated to understand how different generations have developed routines and norms, and to what extent these cultural practices have been taken over by the youth. My approach in explaining the varying practices is based upon cultural analysis. There is a strong focus on how people learn to categorize and label stuff, redefining them as waste or something to save or not yet get rid of.
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author
Steponaviciute, Agne LU
supervisor
organization
course
TKAM02 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
waste management, storing, sorting, recycling, discarding, Vilnius, Copenhagen
language
English
id
3910196
date added to LUP
2013-09-06 14:28:58
date last changed
2013-09-06 14:28:58
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  abstract     = {This thesis provides an overview of Vilnius citizens’ practices of sorting, storing and disposal. Comparative perspectives from different settings: Vilnius, Copenhagen and Jeddah will highlight that waste is contextual – heavily influenced by cultural norms and habits. A historical perspective is incorporated to understand how different generations have developed routines and norms, and to what extent these cultural practices have been taken over by the youth. My approach in explaining the varying practices is based upon cultural analysis. There is a strong focus on how people learn to categorize and label stuff, redefining them as waste or something to save or not yet get rid of.},
  author       = {Steponaviciute, Agne},
  keyword      = {waste management,storing,sorting,recycling,discarding,Vilnius,Copenhagen},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Other Side of Consumption: Sorting, Storing and Discarding in Vilnius Domestic Life},
  year         = {2013},
}