Gill, Kaveri.

Of poverty and plastic : scavenging and scrap trading entrepreneurs in India's urban informal economy / Scavenging and scrap trading entrepreneurs in India's urban informal economy Kaveri Gill. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2010. - xix, 280 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-268) and index.

Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Tables and Figures -- List of Photographs -- Map -- 1. Introduciton -- 2. The City of Delhi -- 3. Waste as Informal Sector Work: Measuring Income Poverty, Inequality, and Deprivation -- 4. Interlinked Contracts and Social Power: Patronage and Exploitation in India's Waste Recovery Market -- 5. Exploitation or Entrepreneurship? Scrap Traders and the Economics of Survival in the Informal Market Economy -- 6. From Pigs and Pollution to Plastics and Progress: Recasting Low Caste Status in India's Expanding Informal Economy -- 7. 'Bourgeois Environmentalism', the State, the Judiciary and the Urban Poor: The Political Mobilization of a Scheduled Caste Market -- 8. Conclusion -- Methodological Note -- Plastics Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index.

On the economics of plastic scrap industry and scavengers; a study conducted in Delhi.

9780198060864 0198060866



Plastics industry and trade--India--Delhi.
Plastic scrap--Economic aspects--India.

India--Economic conditions.

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