Week 7: E-response to Voyles and There’s Something in the Water
For this week’s e-response, please read Traci Brynne Voyles’ Wastelanding
Actions, watch There’s Something in the Water,** and respond to the following questions:
1. According to Voyles, how and why do some bodies and environments become more “pollutable” than others?
2. What is “wastelanding” and what forms does it take? According to Voyles, how is wastelanding a “multiscalar” problem?
3. How does wastelanding happen in There’s Something in the Water? Cite at least two examples from the film in your answer (if you are listening to Waldron’s interview instead, cite at least two examples she gives from her book).
4. Select a specific scene from There’s Something in the Water that stood out to you. Describe the scene and discuss it. Why did you select this scene and what is your reaction to it? (if you are listening to Waldron’s interview instead, select a specific moment in the conversation to discuss).
Your e-response must be at least 400 words. Thank you!
** There’s Something in the Water (a documentary film by Ellen Page and Ian Daniels) is available on Netflix. If you do not have access to Netflix, you can you can listen to this interview with Professor Ingrid Waldron instead. The documentary is based on her book of the same name.