Ecologies of Entanglement in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

  title={Ecologies of Entanglement in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch},
  author={M. N. Huang},
  journal={Journal of Asian American Studies},
  pages={117 - 95}
  • M. N. Huang
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian American Studies
This article develops a critical framework—“ecologies of entanglement”—to examine the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as a site of Asian American racial formation. The Garbage Patch’s nonhuman ontology, as explored in Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being (2013) and several shorter works, necessitates revision of the most fundamental paradigms of analysis of Asian American studies: the individual and the nation-state. The first half of the article recuperates the category of garbage as a metonym… Expand
16 Citations

Figures from this paper