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Of poverty and plastic : scavenging and scrap trading entrepreneurs in India's urban informal economy / Kaveri Gill.

By: Gill, Kaveri.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010Description: xix, 280 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198060864 (hb).Subject(s): Plastics industry and trade -- India -- Delhi | Ragpickers -- India -- Delhi | Plastic scrap -- Economic aspects -- IndiaDDC classification: 363.7282095456 GIL Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
List of Abbreviations List of Tables and Figures List of Photographs Map 1. Introduciton 2. The City of Delhi 3. Waste as Informal Sector Work: Measuring Income Poverty, Inequality, and Deprivation 4. Interlinked Contracts and Social Power: Patronage and Exploitation in India's Waste Recovery Market 5. Exploitation or Entrepreneurship? Scrap Traders and the Economics of Survival in the Informal Market Economy 6. From Pigs and Pollution to Plastics and Progress: Recasting Low Caste Status in India's Expanding Informal Economy 7. 'Bourgeois Environmentalism', the State, the Judiciary and the Urban Poor: The Political Mobilization of a Scheduled Caste Market 8. Conclusion Methodological Note Plastics Appendix Bibliography Index.
Summary: On the economics of plastic scrap industry and scavengers; a study conducted in Delhi.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-268) and index.

List of Abbreviations
List of Tables and Figures
List of Photographs
Map
1. Introduciton
2. The City of Delhi
3. Waste as Informal Sector Work: Measuring Income Poverty, Inequality, and Deprivation
4. Interlinked Contracts and Social Power: Patronage and Exploitation in India's Waste Recovery Market
5. Exploitation or Entrepreneurship? Scrap Traders and the Economics of Survival in the Informal Market Economy
6. From Pigs and Pollution to Plastics and Progress: Recasting Low Caste Status in India's Expanding Informal Economy
7. 'Bourgeois Environmentalism', the State, the Judiciary and the Urban Poor: The Political Mobilization of a Scheduled Caste Market
8. Conclusion
Methodological Note
Plastics Appendix
Bibliography
Index.

On the economics of plastic scrap industry and scavengers; a study conducted in Delhi.

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