First published in 1979 rubbish theory has become foundational in its field today it is as relevant as ever this edition includes a new afterword revealing how the consequences of our compulsion to discard are far from inevitable and going on to explore how we can transform our troublesome wastes into valuable resources. Who is behind the creation of value and which types of people find value and comfort in transient durable and rubbish objects when his highly influential rubbish theory first published in 1979 michael thompson launched the discipline of waste studies. How do objects that have lost their value become valuable once again rubbish is something we ignore by definition we discard it from our lives and our minds and it remains outside the concerns of conventional economics. Interesting theory about the way stuff behaves thompson distinguishes between three types of things durables transients and rubbish a durable is something like a monet painting or other valuable stuff that doesnt loose its value over time and isnt destroyed over time at least not in the easily forseeable future. Rubbish theory the creation and destruction of value new edition kindle edition by michael thompson download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading rubbish theory the creation and destruction of value new edition
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