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Recovering Resources - Recycling Citizenship - Urban Poverty Reduction in Latin America (Hardcover, New Ed) Loot Price: R2,675
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Recovering Resources - Recycling Citizenship - Urban Poverty Reduction in Latin America (Hardcover, New Ed): Jutta Gutberlet

Recovering Resources - Recycling Citizenship - Urban Poverty Reduction in Latin America (Hardcover, New Ed)

Jutta Gutberlet

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Environmental awareness and social mobilization is a growing issue in Latin America. This book discusses how co-operative recycling practices have been increasingly used as a strategy to contest both the waste problem and urban poverty. Selective waste collection and sorting materials out of the garbage stream has become a widespread survival strategy for the economically excluded population. While severe and chronic occupational health problems and risks are very common among the recycling workers, thousands of people exclusively depend on accessing these resources. By examining experiences from Brazil and other Latin American countries, this book questions what can be done to improve the environment and livelihoods for these excluded citizens, examines the specific health and risk implications and looks at the many innovative recycling co-ops and associations which have recently emerged, creating an exciting new form of solidarity economy. In doing so, it uncovers the landscapes of despair populated by the urban marginalized, but also the landscapes of hope, where solidarity and collaboration make a pathway to a better way of life.

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Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2008
First published: 2008
Authors: Jutta Gutberlet
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 178
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-7219-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Earth & environment > Geography
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Regional geography
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
LSN: 0-7546-7219-0
Barcode: 9780754672197

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