Neoliberal Reform and Urban Space: The Cartoneros of Buenos Aires, 2001-2005

Chronopoulos, Themis (2006) Neoliberal Reform and Urban Space: The Cartoneros of Buenos Aires, 2001-2005. City, 10 (2). pp. 167-182. ISSN 1360-4813

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Abstract

In Argentina, cartoneros are poor people who collect and sell paper products and other recyclables in order to survive. The appearance of cartoneros in high profile urban public spaces in search of recyclables has been one of the most visible and lasting effects of the 2001–2002 economic crisis of Argentina. This essay examines the origins of cartoneros in Buenos Aires and Gran Buenos Aires, their relationship with the state, and the formalization of their gathering activities by the authorities and the recycling industry.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
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Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2013 11:01
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41469
DOI: 10.1080/13604810600736651

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