Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage

Alternative Titles
Social Science of Garbage
Description

"What we throw away today tells a story in real time and becomes an important and useful tool for academic study. Trash is studied by behavioral scientists who use data com­piled from the exploration of dumpsters to better understand our modern society and culture. Why does the average American household send 470 pounds of uneaten food to the garbage can on an annual basis? How do different societies around the world cope with their garbage in these troubled environmental times? How does our trash give insight into our attitudes about gender, class, religion, and art? The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing to comprise an outstanding reference for academic and public libraries." -- About This Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste

Carl A. Zimring & William L. Rathje, eds.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2012
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30091
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects
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Last modified: 07/17/2013