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The Resource Waste and want : a social history of trash, Susan Strasser

Waste and want : a social history of trash, Susan Strasser

Label
Waste and want : a social history of trash
Title
Waste and want
Title remainder
a social history of trash
Statement of responsibility
Susan Strasser
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "Before the twentieth century, streets and bodies stank, but trash was nearly nonexistent. With goods and money scarce, everything possible was reused."--BOOK JACKET. "In the last hundred years, that way of life has been replaced by mass consumption, disposable goods, and waste on a previously unimaginable scale. Strasser charts the triumph of "disposable" goods - paper cups, toilet paper, packaged food - those signature products of modern life. And she shows how Americans became hooked on convenience, fashion, and constant technological change - as the mountains of garbage rose higher and higher."--Jacket
  • "Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strasser, Susan
Dewey number
363.72/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4482
LC item number
.S77 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Afvalstoffen
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Afvalverwerking
  • Recycling
  • Ressourcen
  • Ressourcenökonomie
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Abfall
  • Verbrauch
  • Nachfrage
Label
Waste and want : a social history of trash, Susan Strasser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-338) 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
  • Chapter 3
  • Trash and Reuse Transformed
  • 111
  • Chapter 4
  • Having and Disposing in the New Consumer Culture
  • 161
  • Chapter 5
  • Making Do and Buying New in Hard Times
  • 203
  • Chapter 6
  • Toward a History of Trashmaking
  • Use It Up! Wear It Out! Get in the Scrap!
  • 229
  • Chapter 7
  • Good Riddance
  • 265
  • 3
  • Chapter 1
  • The Stewardship of Objects
  • 21
  • Chapter 2
  • Any Rags, Any Bones
  • 69
Control code
ocm40754248
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780805048308
Lccn
99017571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40754248
  • (OCoLC)40754248
Label
Waste and want : a social history of trash, Susan Strasser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-338) 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
  • Chapter 3
  • Trash and Reuse Transformed
  • 111
  • Chapter 4
  • Having and Disposing in the New Consumer Culture
  • 161
  • Chapter 5
  • Making Do and Buying New in Hard Times
  • 203
  • Chapter 6
  • Toward a History of Trashmaking
  • Use It Up! Wear It Out! Get in the Scrap!
  • 229
  • Chapter 7
  • Good Riddance
  • 265
  • 3
  • Chapter 1
  • The Stewardship of Objects
  • 21
  • Chapter 2
  • Any Rags, Any Bones
  • 69
Control code
ocm40754248
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780805048308
Lccn
99017571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40754248
  • (OCoLC)40754248

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