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The Resource Cash for your trash : scrap recycling in America, Carl A. Zimring

Cash for your trash : scrap recycling in America, Carl A. Zimring

Label
Cash for your trash : scrap recycling in America
Title
Cash for your trash
Title remainder
scrap recycling in America
Statement of responsibility
Carl A. Zimring
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Cash for Your Trash, Carl A. Zimring provides a history of scrap recycling, from colonial times to the present. Moving beyond the environmental developments that have shaped modern recycling enterprises, Zimring offers a unique cultural and economic portrait of the private businesses that made-large-scale recycling possible. Because it was particularly common for immigrants to own or operate a scrap business in the nineteenth century, the history of the industry reveals much about ethnic relationships and inequalities in American cities. Readers are introduced to the scrapworkers, brokers, and entrepreneurs who, like the materials they handled, were often marginalized." "Integrating findings from archival, industrial, and demographic records, Cash for Your Trash demonstrates that over the years recycling has served purposes far beyond environmental protection. Its history and evolution reveals notions of Americanism, the immigrant experience, and the development of small business in this country."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimring, Carl A.
Dewey number
363.72/82/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9975.U52
LC item number
Z56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recycling industry
  • Recycling industry
  • United States
  • Recycling
  • USA
Label
Cash for your trash : scrap recycling in America, Carl A. Zimring
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Carnegie Mellon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rags and old iron -- New American enterprises -- Nuisance or necessity? -- All us cats must surely do our bit -- Size matters -- It's not easy being green
Control code
ocm57549509
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813536866
Lccn
2005002576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57549509
  • (OCoLC)57549509
Label
Cash for your trash : scrap recycling in America, Carl A. Zimring
Link
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Carnegie Mellon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rags and old iron -- New American enterprises -- Nuisance or necessity? -- All us cats must surely do our bit -- Size matters -- It's not easy being green
Control code
ocm57549509
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813536866
Lccn
2005002576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57549509
  • (OCoLC)57549509

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