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Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

Redmon, David (2014) Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras. Innovative Ethnographies . Routledge, London, 256 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-52540-4. E-ISBN 978-1-315-76404-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students’ capacity to think critically about and question everyday objects that circulate around the globe: where do objects come from, how do they emerge, where do they end up, what are their properties, what assemblages do they form, and what are the consequences (both beneficial and harmful) of those properties on the environment and human bodies? This book also asks students to confront how the beads can contradictorily be implicated in fun, sexist, unequal, and toxic relationships of production, consumption, and disposal. With a companion documentary, Mardi Gras Made in China, this book introduces students to recording technologies as possible research tools.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Mardi Gras, labour, inequality
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: N. Gregory
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2014 00:14 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 15:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43489 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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