Acknowledgements vi Introduction 1 1 In the beginning was design Or the waste of order-building 9 2 Are there too many of them? Or the waste of economic progress 34 3 To each waste its dumping site Or the waste of globalization 63 4 Culture of waste 94 Notes 134
Zygmunt Bauman (1925-2017) was Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw.
"This is a rather brilliant, dense and chaotic meditation on ideas of waste in our time of what Bauman terms "liquid modernity" ... A sparkling and highly suggestive read." The Guardian