|Author:||William L. Rathje,Cullen Murphy|
|Title:||Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage|
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|Publisher:||Perennial; Reprint. edition (May 1, 1993)|
Rubbish" is a highly academic book about "The Garbage Project" at the University of Arizona's Anthropology Department. The main idea behind "The Garbage Project" is to gain information about society by analyzing garbage patterns in various locations. Despite being a book about garbage, the contents of the book are quite diverse. The book is divided into 4 parts. The first section, An Introduction to the Garbage Project, gives the background of "The Garbage Project", why it started, what they do, and what they hope to accomplish
As dry as this may sound, Rathje and Murphy manage to keep the topics relatively interesting with a mix of anecdotes and conclusions. Notes Reference to Macaulay's Motel of the Mysteries :^) The Garbage Project - a way of studing human behaviour "from the back end".
He is the author of The Word According to Eve, about women and the Bible, and the essay collection Just Curious. Murphy lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe. One of the best books I?ve read this year. com User, February 6, 2004. This is a fascinating overview of the world of garbology, the science of garbage. The authors begin by describing how the Garbage Project came to be, when students in a 1971 anthropology class at the University of Arizona hit upon studying garbage as a way to study people and culture.
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Author : William L. Rathje,Cullen Murphy. Publisher : University of Arizona Press. It is from the discards of former civilizations that archaeologists have reconstructed most of what we know about the past, and it is through their examination of today's garbage that William Rathje and Cullen Murphy inform us of our present. Rubbish! is their witty and erudite investigation into all aspects of the phenomenon of garbage.
YA- "Truth in garbage" might well be an appropriate subtitle for this in-depth examination of how garbage reflects the society that tosses it. Based on the findings of the Garbage Project at the University of Arizona, Rathje and Murphy's book seeks to dispel current myths while enlightening readers about American society from this unique perspective. They give a historical overview of what the human species has been doing with its refuse since hunter-gatherer times: dumping, burning, recycling, or reducing the amount of potentially discardable stuff.
Along the way, they dispel the common myths about our "garbage crisis"-about fast-food packaging and disposable diapers, about biodegradable garbage and the acceleration of the average family's garbage output. see all 3 descriptions). Library descriptions. No library descriptions found.
The Archaeology of Garbage" remind us of the age before refrigeration, unionized trashmen and automobiles, when rotting food and fresh horse manure saturated even the finest neighborhoods. At the turn of the century, New York City had 15,000 dead horses a year to dispose of, and it did so by stewing their corpses in large vats with other wet garbage. The process produced appalling odors and a foul liquid runoff. William Rathje is the nation's best-known garbologist. He is director of the Garbage Project at the University of Arizona, which since 1973 has applied archeological techniques and principles to the study of the American people and their trash. In its early years, the Garbage Project concentrated on the field of human behavior, and it unearthed a number of nuggets by systematically inventorying the refuse from selected Tucson neighborhoods.
William Rathje and Cullen Murphy tell the fascinating story of the Garbage Project, which Professor Rathje has overseen for 20 years and through 28,000 pounds of garbage excavations. By bringing the cold rationality of archeology to bear in the modern landfill, the Garbage Project has demolished many myths about garbage and unearthed important ancient truths about human society. A major victim of the facts turns out to be the crisis mentality which has characterized public debate on the subject in recent years.
by Rathje, William L; Murphy, Cullen. Publication date 1992. Topics Garbage Project (University of Arizona), Refuse and refuse disposal, Refuse and refuse disposal. Publisher New York : Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.