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A valuable life : seeing transformative practice among Phnom Penh's waste pickers

Bryson, Cindy Marie

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This thesis is a visual and textual ethnography about the lives of waste pickers on the Stueng Mean Chey Dumpsite in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Though much is presumed about the socio-economic situation of waste pickers in developing countries, this thesis seeks to dispel common stereotypes of picking being merely a means of survival for poor and transient populations, and provides detailed analysis of the economic and social situation of the people who worked on the dumpsite and lived in the nearby...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/141218

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