More “trashy” reads

Edward Humes’ book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash (2012), explores our trash addiction. Humes’ book joins others about the history and sociology of trash. For lively discussions on the place of “waste” in our consumer culture, check out Humes’ Garbology along with these titles:

Fat of the Land: The Garbage of New York − The Last Two Hundred Years (2000) by Benjamin Miller

Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash (2006) by Elizabeth Royte

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage (2006) by Heather Rogers

Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage (1992) by William Rathje and Cullen Murphy

Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash (2000) by Susan Strasser


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