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Economies of recycling : the global transformation of materials, values and social relations

Author: Catherine Alexander; Joshua Reno
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 2012.
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"In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the largest export from the US to China was scrap. But despite the sheer scale of this global trade in used materials, it has yet to be clearly identified and examined. Combining fine-grained ethnographic analysis with an overview of the international flow of materials, Economies of Recycling reveals the astonishing new social relations and identities created by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Economies of recycling.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(OCoLC)794816300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Alexander; Joshua Reno
ISBN: 9781780321967 1780321961 9781780321974 178032197X
OCLC Number: 806521117
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Shoddy rags and relief blankets : perceptions of textile recycling in north India / Lucy Norris --
Death, the phoenix, and Pandora : transforming things and values in Bangladesh / Mike Crang ... (et al.) --
One cycle to bind them all? : geographies of nuclearity in the uranium fuel cycle / Romain Garcier --
The shadow of the global network : e-waste flows to China / Xin Tong and Jici Wang --
Devaluing the dirty work : gendered trash work in participatory Dakar / Rosalind Fredericks --
Stitching curtains, grinding plastic : social and material transformation in Buenos Aires / Karen Ann Faulk --
Trash ties : urban politics, economic crisis and Rio de Janerio's garbage dump / Kathleen M. Millar --
Sympathy and its boundaries : necropolitics, labour and waste on the Hooghly river / Laura Bear --
'No junk for Jesus' : redemptive economies and value conversions in Lutheran medical aid / Britt Halvorson --
Evident excess : material deposits and narcotics surveillance in the USA / Joshua Reno --
Remont : work in progress / Catherine Alexander.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Alexander and Joshua Reno.

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Following global material chains, this groundbreaking book reveals astonishing connections between persons, households, cities and global regions as objects are reworked, taken to pieces and traded.  Read more...

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