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CFP: Essays on Housework and Popular Culture

Home Sweat Home: Perspectives on Housework and Modern Domestic Relationships. Under contract with Scarecrow Press (imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group) Editors: Elizabeth Patton, Doctoral Candidate — Media, Culture and Communication, New York University; Mimi Choi, MA — Literatures of Modernity, Ryerson University Contact e-mail: eap5@nyu.edu We are looking for original proposals for chapters […]
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“Waste Land”

It’s a film by Lucy Walker, who chronicled the work of Braziian artist Vic Muniz as he collaborated with “catadores,” or scavengers, on a landfill in Rio de Janeiro. “Waste Land” won’t have national release until October, but it deserves wide attention.

Whither our e-dross?

I write this on a computer. When the computer is no longer in my life, where will it go? Without more rigorous e-waste recycling laws in the United States, it could find its way to this community in Ghana, profiled in a recent New York Times photo essay. The description that previews the photos mentions […]
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