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"The environment" may not have existed as a notion in the eighteenth century, yet practices of re-use and recycling shaped the early-modern world. Using the concept of "recycling" as a means to revisit the economic, social, cultural, scientific, and artistic processes that characterized the eighteenth century, this volume offers a transdisciplinary foray into a variety of sources and topics, from pawning and paper making, to repaired punch bowls and self-plagiarizing scientific treatises. It investigates how practices of salvaging and repurposing shed new light on a century where novelty and innovation are often thought to prevail, returning to such apparently well-known notions as consumption, the new science, or novel writing to cast them in a new light where the waste of some becomes the luxury of others, clothes worn to rags are turned into paper and into books, and scientific breakthroughs are made using old kitchen pans.

About Ariane Fennetaux

Ariane Fennetaux is Senior Lecturer in 18th-Century Studies at Universite Paris Diderot. Amelie Junqua is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Amiens. Sophie Vasset is a Senior Lecturer at Universite Paris Diderot.

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Author : Ariane Fennetaux
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 25 November 2013
ISBN : 0415726301
EAN : 9780415726306
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    "The environment" may not have existed as a notion in the eighteenth century, yet practices of re-use and recycling shaped the early-modern world. Using the concept of "recycling" as a means to r