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  1. Apr 2018
    1. Yes,“vocabularies of motives”and action should be analytically separate, butWacquant’s scathing dismissal of Duneier’s“Kodak moments,”reacts much too far in theopposite direction.

      Duneier and Wacquant's debate could not reach a happy medium, they were both countering eachother at total extremes.

    2. drawn to the potential for making positive images of these destitute men

      sociologists are drawn sometimes to portray their research subjects positively, since they have gotten to know them. This brings to question credibility and bias.

    3. Without this recognition (tacit or spoken) from other residents of the valueof their work, they would have found it much harder to shout back when peoplecomplained of the noise, or to generally assert themselves in neighborhood spaces asworkers rather than public nuisances

      relations and connections within the neighborhood where they recycled built up the recyclers courage and sense of belonging.

    4. it seemed to me that this approval was an expression ofgratitude for what the“clean”recyclers represented on a symbolic level

      "clean" recyclers received high degree of respect from others because they improved the general reputation.

    5. addicted to illegal drugs or alcohol

      addressing negativities, unlike duneier

    6. own thing

      pride in feeling self employed

    7. masculinity
    8. you’re working foryourself, so you don’thavetofeellikesomeone’s getting rich off you

      more gratifying work

    9. panhandling

      paired with recycling, status associations

    10. Sometimes,I see someone I know from before, before the street, you know. That can be awkward, butthen I say to myself, if you ain’t here, you ain’t got no idea.

      how people from their past can perceive their status

    11. pleasure in the wor

      they enjoy their labor, it is self satisying, they feel like they are giving back to the earth while earning money.

    12. bricoleurs


    13. While recycling could be made to fit certain masculinities, it seemed torepulse women with mainstream conceptions of femininity

      A woman's position according to society is not within this profession. She experiences it only through being with a male. Just another job that "women can't do"

    14. “serious”or“pro”recyclers, rather than themore bricoleur-like“casuals.”

      achieved status

    15. recycling centers were each buying

      where does the money come from? federal?

    16. Thehomeless men unload their towers of bottles and cardboard while young Latino vanrecyclers shout jokes across them. Middle-aged Vietnamese women in jeans and paddedjackets buzz around on forklifts or push around great tubs full of bottles and cans, stoppingoccasionally to help elderly people with their laundry carts. The van recyclers repeatedlyhonk their horns at the homeless people to get out of the way. The shopping-cart recyclers,silently methodical in all their work, ignore them, asserting their own rights to the space.

      the industry functions with ethnically based classes

    17. the“pros’”pride in their recycling prowess

      master status

    18. there is a large overlap between homeless wage earners and daylaborers—many, perhaps most, homeless wage earners seem to work by the day, and manyday laborers are homeless or marginally housed

      overlap that Duneier ignored