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Title The garbage crisis [electronic resource] : a global challenge for engineers / Randika Jayasinghe ... [et al.].
Publication Info. San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2013.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Synthesis lectures on engineering, technology, and society ; #18. 1933-3633
Note Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF t.p. (Morgan & Claypool, viewed on February 17, 2013).
Series from website.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Figure credits --
1. Introduction / Randika Jayasinghe -- 1.1 Initial thoughts -- 1.2 Waste management in the world -- 1.2.1 Waste as a social dilemma -- 1.2.2 Waste, shifting the responsibility -- 1.2.3 Waste, a resource out of place -- 1.2.4 Waste, through a "post-development" framework -- 1.2.5 Environmentally and socially just waste management -- 1.3 Definition of developmental status -- 1.4 Structure of the book -- 1.5 Final thoughts -- References --
2. Towards a just politics of waste management / Usman Mushtaq -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Environmental and social injustice -- 2.2.1 Class and work -- 2.2.2 Women and their families -- 2.2.3 Indigenous peoples, NIMBYism, and sovereignty -- 2.3 What exactly is social justice? -- 2.4 Power and resistance -- 2.5 Foucault's framework -- 2.5.1 What is power? -- 2.5.2 Where is power? -- 2.5.3 How is power negotiated? -- 2.5.4 How does power operate? -- 2.5.5 What does resistance have to do with power? -- 2.5.6 What do truth/knowledge have to do with power? -- 2.5.7 How to analyze power? -- 2.6 Modeling a socially just approach to waste -- 2.7 Coming back to environmental racism -- References --
3. Expertise, indigenous people, and the site 41 landfill / Usman Mushtaq -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Akwesasne and General Motors -- 3.3 Site 41 -- 3.4 A history of site 41 -- 3.5 Seeing site 41 through a social justice lens -- 3.5.1 Discourse analysis -- 3.5.2 Analyzing a discursive formation -- 3.6 Excavating power at site 41 -- 3.6.1 Landfills -- 3.6.2 Environment -- 3.6.3 Consultation -- 3.6.4 Expertise -- 3.6.5 Uncertainty -- 3.6.6 Local knowledge -- 3.6.7 Social impacts -- 3.6.8 Authority -- 3.6.9 Community resistance -- 3.6.10 Indigenous peoples -- 3.7 Identifying domains, institutions, forms of specification, and power at site 41 -- 3.7.1 Domains -- 3.7.2 Institutions -- 3.7.3 Forms of specification -- 3.7.4 Power relationships -- 3.8 Towards a more just relationship to waste in Simcoe County -- 3.8.1 Identify structures of oppression -- 3.8.2 Working within social movements -- 3.8.3 Using resistive design techniques -- 3.9 Towards zero waste in Simcoe County -- References --
4. Waste management in the global north / Randika Jayasinghe -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Waste management in the global north -- 4.3 Environmental inequality: siting of waste facilities -- 4.3.1 Waste dumps in the U.S. -- 4.3.2 Waste management in regional and remote areas of Australia -- 4.4 Hazardous wastes: shifting the responsibility -- 4.5 E-waste: skeletons of modern technology -- References --
5. Waste management in the global south: a Sri Lankan case study / Randika Jayasinghe -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Waste management in the global south -- 5.3 Sri Lanka: the pearl of the Indian Ocean -- 5.4 Waste management through a social and environmental justice lens -- 5.5 Solid waste governance: who is responsible? -- 5.6 Privatization of waste management -- 5.6.1 Colombo's garbage mountain, the Blomendahl waste dump -- 5.7 Informal waste pickers in Sri Lanka -- References --
6. Assessing the feasibility of waste for life in the western province of Sri Lanka / Toni Alyce Smythe -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Socio-economic feasibility -- 6.2.1 Stakeholder analysis -- 6.2.2 Health and safety risk assessment -- 6.2.3 Identification and critical assessment of some potential sources of funding -- 6.3 Technical feasibility -- 6.3.1 Identification and critical assessment of potential sources of waste plastic -- 6.3.2 Identification and critical assessment of potential sources of natural fiber -- 6.4 Environmental feasibility -- 6.4.1 Comparison of current practices in plastic recycling with waste for life process -- 6.5 Future directions for WfL Sri Lanka -- References -- Authors' biographies.
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Note Also available in print.
Subject Refuse and refuse disposal.
Social justice.
waste management
social and environmental justice
social impact
marginalized sectors
engineering and social justice
Added Author Jayasinghe, Randika.
Ebooks Corporation
Added Title Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Related To Print version: Jayasinghe, Randika. Garbage crisis. San Rafael : Morgan & Claypool, 2012 1608458725
ISBN 9781608458738 (electronic bk.)
1608458733 (electronic bk.)
9781608458721 (pbk.)
Standard No. 10.2200/S00453ED1V01Y201301ETS018 doi
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