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Corvellec, H. (2019). Waste as scats: For an organizational engagement with waste. Organization, 26(2), 217–235. 
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (3/15/23, 4:08 PM)   Last edited by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (3/29/23, 7:29 AM)
Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1177/1350508418808235
BibTeX citation key: Corvellec2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: Pollution, Resourcification, Ultrasound
Creators: Corvellec
Collection: Organization
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"This article coins the term ‘scatolic’ to suggest a new way for organizations to think about and engage with waste. Scatolic engagement draws on Reno’s analogy of waste as scats [sic] and of scats [sic] as signs for enabling interspecies communication. This analogy stresses the impossibility for waste producers to dissociate themselves from their waste and emphasizes the contingent, multiple, and transient value of waste. Correspondingly, the article suggests that organizations grow a semiotic competence at reading waste and develop a sense of responsibility for materials. Adopting a scatolic approach to waste is featured as a way for organizations to deal with waste in the Anthropocene."
Note that he uses the word 'scats'—there is no such word because 'scat' means (plural) animal droppings, particularly from carniverous animals. Perhaps 'scats' is a corruption used by hunters.

Not to do with ultrasound but of interest when discussing ultrasound as scats [sic].

In the same way as scat is treated by other animals as something to derive meaning from (mating, territory, tracking, etc.), so should we likewise view our material waste as scat while not losing sight of it being something material. The signifier and the signified, hence the relation to biosemiotics.

Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard  Last edited by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
p.219   Organisations should "develop a semiotic ability to read waste in its social and natural contexts, and to develop a corresponding sense of responsibility for the materials that the organizations consume and invite to consume."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Pollution Resourcification Ultrasound
p.221   Waste is "any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Pollution Resourcification Ultrasound
p.230   "Challenging that organizations are carelessly given a nearly unconditional right to waste in the name of economic production, a scatolic understanding of waste makes clear that organizational wasting practices are everybody’s affair, inclusive of animals, seas, the Earth, and coming generations."   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Keywords:   Pollution Resourcification Ultrasound
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