Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781780321943 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780321950 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Economies of Recycling

The global transformation of materials, values and social relations

Edited by Catherine Alexander and Joshua Reno

Economies of Recycling

Edited by Catherine Alexander and Joshua Reno

Distributed for Zed Books

312 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781780321943 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780321950 Published August 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction - Catherine Alexander and Joshua Reno

Section One: Global waste flows
1. Shoddy rags and relief blankets: perceptions of textile recycling in north India - Lucy Norris
2. Death, the Phoenix and Pandora: transforming things and values in Bangladesh - Mike Crang, Ni cky Gregson, Farid Ahamed, Raihana Ferdous and Nasreen Akhter
3. One cycle to bind them all? Geographies of nuclearity in the uranium fuel cycle - Romain Garcier
4. The shadow of the global network: e-waste flows to China - Xin Tong, Jici Wang

Section Two: The ethics of waste labour
5. Devaluing the dirty work: gendered trash work in participatory Dakar - Rosalind Fredericks
6. Stitching curtains, grinding plastic: social and material transformation in Buenos Aires - Karen Ann Faulk
7. Trash ties: urban politics, economic crisis and Rio de Janeiro's garbage dump - Kathleen M. Millar
8. Sympathy and its boundaries: necropolitics, labour and waste on the Hooghly river - Laura Bear

Section Three: Traces of former lives
9. 'No junk for Jesus': redemptive economies and value conversions in Lutheran medical aid - Britt Halvorson
10. Evident excess: material deposits and narcotics surveillance in the USA - Joshua Reno
11. Remont: works in progress - Catherine Alexander

Afterword - David Graeber
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