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Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

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Though we are the most wasteful people in the history of the world, very few of us know what becomes of our waste. In Waste Away, Joshua O. Reno reveals how North Americans have been shaped by their preferred means of disposal: sanitary landfill. Based on the author’s fieldwork as a common laborer at a large, transnational landfill on the outskirts of Detroit, the book arg ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by University of California Press (first published February 1st 2016)
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Batsheva
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Fascinating look at the landfills that surround me in western Wayne County, MI. Great information about how these trash mountains fit into the cultural, social and ecological landscape as I develop my own sense of place here. While the author changed all the names and identifying details relating to the particular landfill he worked at, the books is extremely relevant to the entire area.
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