Waste

Authored by: Dan Swanton

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415667715
eBook ISBN: 9781315857572
Adobe ISBN: 9781317934134

10.4324/9781315857572.ch27

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Abstract

If we can abstract pathogenicity and hygiene from our notion of dirt, we are left with the old definition of dirt as matter out of place. This is a very suggestive approach. It implies two conditions: a sort of ordered relations and a contravention of that order. Dirt then, is never a unique, isolated event. Where there is dirt there is a system.

( Douglas 2003: 44)

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