VERB, a new publication of the Humanities Center at Lehigh University,
is currently seeking short (< 3000 word) essays, articles, and creative
pieces on the subject of "waste," broadly defined. Potential topics
* Conspicuous consumption (including branding, planned obsolescence,
prestige economies, etc.,)
* Approaches to the abject (including cross-cultural attitudes to
abject material, such as garbage or sewage, as well as exclusionary
practices related to abject objects, groups, or individuals).
* Leisure (including readings of activities or programs conventionally
understood as wasteful).