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Title: A paper life: Belgrade's Roma in the underworld of waste scavenging and recycling
Authors: Simpson-Hebert, Mayling
Mitrovic, Aleksandra
Zajic, Gradamir
Petrovic, Milos
Keywords: Low-income communities
Poverty
Refuse collection
Serbia
Solid waste management
Solid waste recycling
Waste pickers
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University © Mayling Simpson-Hebert
Citation: SIMPSON-HEBERT, M. ... et al, 2005. A paper life: Belgrade's Roma in the underworld of waste scavenging and recycling. Loughborough: WEDC, Loughborough University.
Abstract: About 12,000 people in the city of Belgrade, Serbia scavenge solid wastes for a living. Most are Roma, formerly called Gypsies, who are the poorest of the poor. Their way of life is primarily a result of generations of discrimination in education and employment. Children begin scavenging at an early age and often never attend school. A Paper Life, based on interviews with over 200 people who collect solid wastes for survival, reveals in their own words their everyday lives, the types of wastes they collect, the dangers they are exposed to, the harassments they endure, as well as their desires for a cleaner and more orderly way of life. Hundreds of thousands of people scavenge in cities throughout Serbia and the Balkans. This moving account is a wake-up call to city planners everywhere to remember those who make their living on the margins of society. The book will also be of great interest to anthropologists; sociologists; social workers; solid waste specialists; Roma scholars and activists; as well as university students of these subjects.
Description: This record is made up of 10 files. Individual chapters and the complete pdf are available to download from the record.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30804
ISBN: 9781843800880
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