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Author Norris, Lucy, 1965-

Title Recycling Indian clothing : global contexts of reuse and value / Lucy Norris.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Series Tracking globalization
Tracking globalization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Recycling Indian clothing: the global context -- Fieldwork contexts -- Looking through the wardrobe -- Love and protection: strategies of conservation -- Sacrifice and exchange -- Adding value: recycling and transformation -- Value and potential.
Summary In today's globally connected marketplace, a wedding sari in rural north India may become a woman's blouse or cushion cover in a Western boutique. Lucy Norris's anthropological study of the recycling of clothes in Delhi follows garments as they are gifted, worn, handed on, discarded, recycled, and sold once more. Gifts of clothing are used to make and break relationships within middle-class households, but a growing surplus of unwanted clothing now contributes to a global glut of textile waste. When old clothing is, for instance, bartered for new kitchen utensils, it enters a vast waste commodity system in which it may be resold to the poor or remade into new textiles and exported. Norris traces these local and transnational flows through homes and markets as she tells the stories of the people who work in the largely hidden world of fabric recycling.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Clothing and dress -- India.
Clothing and dress -- Environmental aspects -- India.
Clothing and dress -- India -- Remaking.
Used clothing industry -- India.
Culture and globalization -- India.
Recycled products -- India.
Social sciences.
Human ecology -- Study and teaching.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Waste Management.
Clothing and dress. (OCoLC)fst00864680
Clothing and dress -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00864692
Clothing and dress -- Remaking. (OCoLC)fst00864718
Culture and globalization. (OCoLC)fst01736229
Recycled products. (OCoLC)fst01091994
Used clothing industry. (OCoLC)fst01163139
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Globalisierung. (DE-588)4557997-0
Kleidung. (DE-588)4031011-5
Wiederverwendung. (DE-588)4240291-8
Bekleidungshandel. (DE-588)4140343-5
India. (DE-588)4026722-2
Other Form: Print version: Norris, Lucy, 1965- Recycling Indian clothing. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010 9780253355010 (DLC) 2009053205 (OCoLC)437301841
Standard No. 9786612818271
ISBN 9780253004505 (electronic bk.)
0253004500 (electronic bk.)
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