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The Resource Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America, Alex V. Barnard

Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America, Alex V. Barnard

Label
Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America
Title
Freegans
Title remainder
diving into the wealth of food waste in America
Statement of responsibility
Alex V. Barnard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If capitalism is such an efficient system, why does 40 percent of all U.S. food production go to waste--while one in six people in the nation face hunger? This startling truth has stirred increasing interest and action of late, but none so radical as that of the freegans, who live on what capitalism throws away--including food culled from supermarket dumpsters. Freegans is a close look at the people in this movement, offering a broader perspective on ethical consumption and the changing nature of capitalism. Freegans object to the overconsumption and environmental degradation on which they claim our economic order depends, and they register that dissent by opting out of it, recovering, redistributing, and consuming wasted goods, from dumpster-dived food to cast-off clothes and furniture. Through several years of fieldwork and in-depth interviews with freegans in New York City, Alex Barnard has created a portrait of freegans that leads to questions about ethical consumption--like buying organic, fair trade, or vegan--and the search for effective forms of action in an era of political disillusionment. Barnard's analysis of this pressing concern reveals how waste is integrally bound up with our food system. At the same time, by showing that markets do not seamlessly translate preferences expressed at the cash register into changes in production, Freegans exposes the limits of consumer activism."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnard, Alex V.
Dewey number
339.4/8641
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9975.U52
LC item number
B27 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dumpster diving
  • Food waste
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Dumpster diving
  • Food waste
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • United States
  • gachis
  • poubelles
  • décharge
Label
Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America, Alex V. Barnard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) 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
Introduction : A brief history of a tomato -- Capitalism's cast-offs -- Diving in, opting out -- Waving the banana in the Big Apple -- A new world out of waste -- The ultimate boycott? -- Backlash, conflict, and decline -- Conclusion : Salvaging sustainability
Control code
ocn928613370
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780816698110
Lccn
2015040300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025873480
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816698134
  • (OCoLC)928613370
Label
Freegans : diving into the wealth of food waste in America, Alex V. Barnard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) 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
Introduction : A brief history of a tomato -- Capitalism's cast-offs -- Diving in, opting out -- Waving the banana in the Big Apple -- A new world out of waste -- The ultimate boycott? -- Backlash, conflict, and decline -- Conclusion : Salvaging sustainability
Control code
ocn928613370
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 294 pages
Isbn
9780816698110
Lccn
2015040300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025873480
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816698134
  • (OCoLC)928613370

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