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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..

Laughter Out Of Place

Pub Date : 2013-09-29 | Author : Donna M. Goldstein | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520276048
ISBN 13 : 0520276043

Drawing on the author's experience in Brazil, this text provides a portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas - a portrait that challenges much of what we think we kn..

This Was Not Our War

Pub Date : 2004-11-29 | Author : Swanee Hunt | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 0822333554
ISBN 13 : 9780822333555

A collection of first-person accounts by twenty-six Bosnian women--representing a range of ethnic traditions and heritages--who are reconstructing their society following years of ..

How To Think Like An Anthropologist

Pub Date : 2018-02-13 | Author : Matthew Engelke | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400889525
ISBN 13 : 1400889529

From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to the subject What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in sh..

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..

Living With Insecurity In A Brazilian Favela

Pub Date : 2014-09-01 | Author : R. Ben Penglase | Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780813573939
ISBN 13 : 0813573939

The residents of Caxambu, a squatter neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, live in a state of insecurity as they face urban violence. Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela examine..

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