Plastic Asia: Material Ambiguities and Cultural Imaginaries
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This introduction to the special issue of Plastic Asia emphasises the ambiguous and unsettling materiality of plastics. It describes how in Asian contexts, the relationships between plastics, purity and pollution are complex: simultaneously promising purity, quality and hygiene, yet frequently failing to fulfil these promises. It looks at how plastics, for some, have come to signify broader frustrations with modernity and the complexities of plastics when they are incorporated into ritual life.
|Journal||Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2022|