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Collecting Garbage
Dirty Work, Clean Jobs, Proud People





ISBN 9780765804105
Published October 31, 1997 by Routledge
316 Pages

 
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This book is a study on the so-called dirty-work occupations, the garbage worker. It presents the work of garbagemen as real and significant, examining their daily work activities and work problems as well as exploring how one's status and self-respect in such work might be protected and enhanced.

Table of Contents

1. A Personal Inquiry 2. In the Old Days 3. The Scavengers New Broom 4. A Day of Routines 5. Encountering the World 6. Discontents 7. Whats Good about This Job? 8. Challenges to a Way of Work 9. Envirocal the Cooperatives Conglomerate 10. Work Ownership and the Worker Cooperative 11. Epilogue to the Transaction Edition

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