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Reclaiming the Discarded - by Kathleen M Millar (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 248

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Anthropology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Duke University Press

Book theme: Cultural & Social

Author: Kathleen M Millar

Language: English

Street Date: February 13, 2018
TCIN: 78497507
UPC: 9780822370505
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-3435

Description

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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