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Picking up : on the streets and behind the trucks with the sanitation workers of New York City

Author: Robin Nagle
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Charting New York's four-hundred-year struggle with trash, an anthropologist who spent ten years with sanitation workers of all ranks reveals what it takes for the Department of Sanitation to manage Gotham's garbage.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Nagle
ISBN: 9780374299293 0374299293 9780374534271 0374534276
OCLC Number: 795174388
Description: x, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map
Contents: Garbage faeries --
In the field --
On the board --
Body and soul --
Mongo and manipulation --
Being uniform --
Tubbs of nastiness --
A matter of spoils --
Apostles of cleanliness --
An angry sea --
You are a san man --
Road worthy --
Bumper cars --
Getting it up --
Lost in the Bronx --
We eat our own --
Night plow --
Snowed under --
Benevolence.
Responsibility: Robin Nagle.

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Charting New York's four-hundred-year struggle with trash, an anthropologist who spent ten years with sanitation workers of all ranks reveals what it takes for the Department of Sanitation to manage Gotham's garbage.

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