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Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio’s Garbage Dump



Reclaiming The Discarded

Pub Date : 2018-02-06 | Author : Kathleen M. Millar | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822372073
ISBN 13 : 082237207X

In Reclaiming the Discarded Kathleen M. Millar offers an evocative ethnography of Jardim Gramacho, a sprawling garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, where roughly two th..


Household Recycling And Consumption Work

Pub Date : 2016-04-29 | Author : Kathryn Wheeler | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9781137440440
ISBN 13 : 1137440449

Consumers are not usually incorporated into the sociological concept of 'division of labour', but using the case of household recycling, this book shows why this foundational conce..


Hurt

Pub Date : 2017-11-07 | Author : Miriam Boeri | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520966710
ISBN 13 : 0520966716

Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation weaves engaging first-person accounts of the lives of baby boomer drug users, including author Miriam Boeri’s first-hand knowledge as ..


The Trans Generation

Pub Date : 2018-06-05 | Author : Ann Travers | Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9781479832354
ISBN 13 : 1479832359

A groundbreaking look at the lives of transgender children and their families Some “boys” will only wear dresses; some “girls” refuse to wear dresses; in both cases, as Ann..


Economies Of Recycling

Pub Date : 2012-08-09 | Author : Catherine Alexander | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 9781780321974
ISBN 13 : 178032197X

For some, recycling is a big business; for others a moralised way of engaging with the world. But, for many, this is a dangerous way of earning a living. With scrap now being the l..


Organic Waste Recycling

Pub Date : 2007-01-01 | Author : Chongrak Polprasert | Publisher : IWA Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781843391210
ISBN 13 : 184339121X

This book covers the principles and practices of technologies for the control of pollution originating from organic wastes (e.g. human faeces and urine, wastewater, solid wastes, a..


The City At Its Limits

Pub Date : 2009-08-01 | Author : Daniella Gandolfo | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226280998
ISBN 13 : 0226280993

In 1996, against the backdrop of Alberto Fujimori’s increasingly corrupt national politics, an older woman in Lima, Peru—part of a group of women street sweepers protesting the..


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