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    DescriptionIn 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' 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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    Recycling Indian Clothing
    Global Contexts of Reuse and Value
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucy Norris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780253222084
    ISBN 10: 0253222087

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFS
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: JFFT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    DC22: 306.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: RNH
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: DES013000
    DC22: 363.72/82, 363.7282
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070090
    BIC subject category V2: KNDD
    LC classification: GT1460 .N67 2010
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JHMC, KND
    Illustrations note
    16 color illustrations 7 b&w illustrations
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    10 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    Lucy Norris is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at University College London. She is author (with Michael Hitchcock) of Bali, The Imaginary Museum: The Photographs of Walter Spies and Beryl de Zoete.
    Review quote
    "The information is highly researched, referenced, and footnoted, but presented as a series of stories that make the topic more engaging." AATCC Review, November/December 2010"
    Table of 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