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Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India

Doron, Assa; Jeffrey, Robin

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In India, you can still find the kabaadiwala, the rag-and-bone man. He wanders from house to house buying old newspapers, broken utensils, plastic bottles�anything for which he can get a little cash. This custom persists and recreates itself alongside the new economies and ecologies of consumer capitalism. Waste of a Nation offers an anthropological and historical account of India�s complex relationship with garbage. Countries around the world struggle to achieve sustainable futures. Assa...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218740

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