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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Survival Strategies of the Urban Poor-Scavenging and Recuperation in Calcutta
Journal Title:Geo-Journal
Author(s):Furedy, Christine
Date of Publication:1984
Issue:no. 2
Annotation:Using a series of case studies from Calcutta, Furedy proposes a typology of scavengers in order to shed light on the relationship between scavenging and the economic systems of urban centers in developing countries. She concludes by noting the respective benefits and health risks of scavenging for the economy, the environment, and the urban poor.
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