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Reclaiming the discarded : life and labor on Rio's garbage dump

Author: Kathleen M Millar
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Millar, Kathleen M., 1980-
Reclaiming the discarded.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017033261
(OCoLC)978561246
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen M Millar
ISBN: 9780822372073 082237207X
OCLC Number: 1003641830
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Arriving beyond abjection --
The precarious present --
Life well spent --
Plastic economy --
From refuse to revolution --
Conclusion: the garbage never ends.
Responsibility: Kathleen M. Millar.

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