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978-0-7591-0940-7 • Hardback • May 2007 • $129.00 • (£99.00)
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Martin Medina is the Senior Policy Researcher at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan.
1 Theoretical Perspectives on Scavenging
2 Scavenging in Historical Perspective
3 Globalization, Solid Waste Management and Scavenging in the Third World
4 Scavenging and Sustainable Consumption and Production
5 Methodological Issues: How to Study Scavenging
9 The Phillippines
11 Globalization and Scavenging
This unique book offers a common ground for dialogue but also a basis for serious research, campaigning, and advocacy.
— Development in Practice, November 2008
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