McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220
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“The Environmental Impacts of Waste and Fashion at the Turn of the Century Using The House of Mirth as Focal Text” an Environmental Studies senior thesis presentation by Eva Kaiden ‘23, Environmental Literature major.

This paper uses Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth to set the scene of high society at the time, as well as to delve into concrete example of how waste – fashion waste, energy waste, and the waste of human lives – played an active role in the shaping of community and quality of life in New York City, especially for women.

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Environmental Studies

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Hunt, Lily