u:japan hybrid lecture: "A hug on trash day: Actualising social order through household waste disposal practices" - Brigitte Steger (Cambridge)

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Dear H-Japan list member,

the Department of East Asian Studies – Japanese Studies at University of Vienna would like to draw your attention to the upcoming u:japan lecture:

Brigitte Steger
“A hug on trash day: Actualising social order through household waste disposal practices”

Date and time: Thursday 2021-06-24, 18:30~20:00 (CEST, UTC/GMT +2h)
The Zoom Meeting will be open from 18:15 (CEST).

In this virtual lecture, Brigitte Steger (University of Cambridge) analyses notions of cleanliness and the categorisation of household waste and examines how individuals, households and neighbourhoods deal with their rubbish. Steger argues that cleanliness and litter-free streets are not simply a cultural characteristic of Japanese society but the result of everyday practices of waste sorting and disposal that actualise the social order.

This will be a hybrid event, both live at the Campus of the University of Vienna and online via Zoom. Live participation is available for a limited number of people, registration is necessary. For more information on live participation, speaker, abstract of the lecture and future events of u:japan lectures, please follow the link below:


Please read the “Instructions and Netiquette” before joining the lecture at the bottom of the homepage.

Join the lecture via Zoom Meeting:

Link: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/93933189911?pwd=N3FmZzBPRGVaVjlhY2wvQ20wb1FYdz09
Meeting-ID: 939 3318 9911
PW: 946114

We are looking forward to host you!
With kind regards,
Bernhard Leitner and Florian Purkarthofer


PS: If you missed a lecture or want to review, head to our recorded lectures section: https://japanologie.univie.ac.at/ujapanlectures/records/


u:japan lectures

Department of East Asian Studies / Japanese Studies

University of Vienna

E-mail: ujapanlectures.ostasien@univie.ac.at


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