In the Flow: Materiality, Value and Rubbish in Lagos

Through an ethnographic study of waste handling in Lagos, we follow the ‘flow of rubbish’ to explore the value entanglement between urban dwellers and the materiality of rubbish. We draw on a practiced theory of value creation/destruction to understand how object recursively move in and out of its ‘rubbish’ state.



Citation:

Precious Orhie Akponah, Ai-ling Lai, and Matthew Higgins (2020) ,"In the Flow: Materiality, Value and Rubbish in Lagos", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 16-20.

Authors

Precious Orhie Akponah, University of Leicester
Ai-ling Lai, University of Leicester
Matthew Higgins, University of Leicester



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48 | 2020



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