Auteur: Ferrell, Jeff
Titel: Empire of scrounge
Sub titel: Inside the urban underground of dumpster diving, trash picking, and street scavenging
`Empire of Scrounge' is both a personal journey and a larger tale about the changing values of American society. Perhaps nowhere else do the fault lines of inequality get reflected so clearly than at the curbside trash can, where one person's garbage often becomes another's bounty. Throughout this engaging narrative, full of a colorful cast of characters, from the mansion living suburbanites to the junk haulers themselves, Ferrell makes a persuasive argument about the dangers of over-consumption. With landfills overflowing, today'shigly disposable culture produces more trash than ever before—and yet the urge to consume seems limitless.
2006, 222 pag., Euro 27,6
New York University Press, New York, ISBN 9780814727386
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