"This is one of the most original, thought-provoking works on environmental justice that I have seen in some time."
Jim Schwab, American Planning Association
Garbage Wars
The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago
David Pellow
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September 1, 2002

In Garbage Wars, the sociologist David Pellow describes the politics of garbage in Chicago. He shows how garbage affects residents in vulnerable communities and poses health risks to those who dispose of it. He follows the trash, the pollution, the hazards, and the people who encountered them in the period 1880-2000. What unfolds is a tug of war among social movements, government, and industry over how we manage our waste, who benefits, and who pays the costs.

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