Making the City “Second Nature”: Freegan “Dumpster Divers” and the Materiality of Morality1

@article{Barnard2016MakingTC,
  title={Making the City “Second Nature”: Freegan “Dumpster Divers” and the Materiality of Morality1},
  author={Alex V. Barnard},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2016},
  volume={121},
  pages={1017 - 1050}
}
  • A. Barnard
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
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