The World's Scavengers: Salvaging for Sustainable Consumption and Production - Globalization and the Environment (Paperback)Martin Medina (author)
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Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 229 x 154 x 20 mm
The author provides a convincing set of motivations for writing a book about scavenging.... Medina's book succeeds in many of its stated objectives and makes a number of important points about scavenging activities....An impressive compendium of scavenging research to data and would be useful for any students or layperson interested in the subject. * Journal Of Industrial Ecology, August 2008 *
There are two reasons to be interested in scavenging as a phenomenon. First, it is of significance in and of itself as a source of income for the urban poor. Second, it is an example of the operation of what is sometimes termed the "informal" economy. This book makes a significant contribution in both these senses. Policy makers interested in improving the wellbeing of scavengers, and analysts interested in the nature of the informal economy, will learn a lot from this well researched volume. -- Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University