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The Globalisation of the OceansContainerisation from the 1950s to the Present$
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Frank Broeze

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007336

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007336.001.0001

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Culture, the Environment and Recycling

Culture, the Environment and Recycling

(p.257) Chapter 8 Culture, the Environment and Recycling
The Globalisation of the Oceans

Frank Broeze

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the cultural presence of the cointainer beyond its economic and maritime functions. Broeze claims that the containers have become a recongisable symbol of globalisation, transport, and global trade. He also considers the physical presence of the container on land, on railways and motorways alike, its growing presence in tv and film, and the use of containers in the transportation of culture, such as the movement of theatre or music equipment. He also looks at the negative aspects and connotations of container shipping, such as the means of enabling drug trade and human trafficking. The impact of containers on the global cultural mindset makes up the first half of the chapter, while the latter half explores the environmental impact of the container industry, including its topographical presence, the disposal of retired containers, and the destruction of wildlife habitats caused by the industry. It concludes with an exploration of the alternative uses for containers, ranging from residential purposes, to hosting brothels, or housing art installations.

Keywords:   Maritime Ecosystems, Maritime Landscapes, Maritime Environmentalism, Repurposing Containers, Human Trafficking, Maritime Criminality, Eco Developments

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