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The Resource Reclaiming the discarded : life and labor on Rio's garbage dump, Kathleen M. Millar

Reclaiming the discarded : life and labor on Rio's garbage dump, Kathleen M. Millar

Label
Reclaiming the discarded : life and labor on Rio's garbage dump
Title
Reclaiming the discarded
Title remainder
life and labor on Rio's garbage dump
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen M. Millar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 thousand self-employed workers known as catadores collect recyclable materials. While the figure of the scavenger sifting through garbage seems iconic of wageless life today, Millar shows how the work of reclaiming recyclables is more than a survival strategy or an informal labor practice. Rather, the stories of catadores show how this work is inseparable from conceptions of the good life and from human struggles to realize these visions within precarious conditions of urban poverty. By approaching the work of catadores as highly generative, Millar calls into question the category of informality, common conceptions of garbage, and the continued normativity of wage labor. In so doing, she illuminates how waste lies at the heart of relations of inequality and projects of social transformation. --
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1980-
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Millar, Kathleen M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ragpickers
  • Dumpster diving
  • Ragpickers
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Dumpster diving
  • Ragpickers
  • Ragpickers
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Brazil
Label
Reclaiming the discarded : life and labor on Rio's garbage dump, Kathleen M. Millar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arriving beyond abjection -- The precarious present -- Life well spent -- Plastic economy -- From refuse to revolution -- The garbage never ends
Control code
978561246
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780822370314
Lccn
2017033261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)978561246
Label
Reclaiming the discarded : life and labor on Rio's garbage dump, Kathleen M. Millar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arriving beyond abjection -- The precarious present -- Life well spent -- Plastic economy -- From refuse to revolution -- The garbage never ends
Control code
978561246
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780822370314
Lccn
2017033261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)978561246

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