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From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History

The Politics of Waste in Socialist and Postsocialist Hungary

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From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History by Zsuzsa Gille
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Zsuzsa Gille combines social history, cultural analysis, and environmental sociology to advance a long overdue social theory of waste in this study of waste management, Hungarian state socialism, and post-Cold War capitalism. From 1948 to the end of the Soviet period, Hungary developed a cult of waste that valued reuse and recycling. With privatization the old environmentally beneficial, though not flawless, waste regime was eliminated, and dumping and waste incineration were again promoted. Gille's analysis focuses on the struggle between a Budapest-based chemical company and the small rural village that became its toxic dump site.

Author Biography

Zsuzsa Gille grew up in socialist Hungary and was active in semi-legal environmental and peace movements. She is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Release date NZ
April 4th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
13 b&w photos, 1 figures, 2 maps
Imprint
Indiana University Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
163x242x23
ISBN-13
9780253348388
Product ID
1824811

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