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Author Perry, Stewart E., author.

Title Collecting garbage : dirty work, clean jobs, proud people / with a new introduction and epilogue by the author, Stewart E. Perry ; with a new foreword by Raymond Russell
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Contents Chapter One A Personal Inquiry / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Two “In the Old Days” / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Three The Scavengers’ New Broom / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Four A Day of Routines / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Five Encountering the World / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Six Discontents / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Seven What’s Good about This Job? / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Eight Challenges to a Way of Work / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Nine Envirocal: The Cooperative’s Conglomerate / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell -- chapter Ten Work, Ownership, and the Worker Cooperative / Stewart E. Perry Raymond Russell
Summary "From an unexpected corner of America - a major cooperative of garbagemen - comes a series of perplexing questions about our society. Does the fact of worker ownership reduce the stress of a job that is generally scorned and stigmatized? What is the best way to distribute the rewards of work and ownership? How can we expect to recruit men and women into the less valued occupations, the "dirty work" that must be done by someone? Stewart Perry explores these questions and more in this study." "For more than ten years, beginning in 1966, Stewart followed the history of an Italian-American cooperative that was formed in 1920. He reports a revolution among its members and a period of growth and development which resulted in a multi-division corporation. He periodically went out on the trucks to work beside the men, and he reports from firsthand experience what it is like to be a garbageman - and a worker-owner of a major business." "In 1997, he returned to the cooperative to discover that it had been transformed over the preceding twenty years. In a new epilogue, he discusses three areas in which transformative changes have taken place: the leadership, the company format, and the work itself. Collecting Garbage is a singular study of an intriguing occupation and will be enjoyed by sociologists of work, as well as specialists in business studies."--Jacket
Notes "Originally published in 1978 by The University of California Press as San Francisco Scavengers: Dirty Work and the Pride of Ownership."--Title page verso
"Published 1998 by Transaction Publishers."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Cooperative societies -- California -- San Francisco
Employee ownership -- California -- San Francisco
Industrial sociology -- Case studies.
Italian Americans -- Employment -- California -- San Francisco
Refuse collectors -- California -- San Francisco
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Cooperative societies.
Employee ownership.
Industrial sociology.
Italian Americans -- Employment.
Refuse collectors.
California -- San Francisco.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Perry, Stewart E. San Francisco scavengers
Russell, Raymond, 1946-
ISBN 1351313266