Q&A with Robin Nagle

Robin Nagle talked about her book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City, in which… read more

Robin Nagle talked about her book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City, in which she suggests that garbage workers were the most important people on the payroll serving New York City’s 8.2 million residents. She explained that in her book she seeks to humanize the workers whom many people take for granted. She talked about her experience actually working as a “san man,” from taking the qualifying test, to being hired and carrying out the daily duties of working on a garbage truck. She stated that she learned to qualify and drive a street sweeper. Professor Nagle described a typical day as a sanitation worker that requires employees to be in uniform and ready to work each morning at 6:00 a.m. She discussed her current position as anthropologist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, and revealed what got her interested in the topic of a large city’s sanitation in the first place. close

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New York, New York, United States
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Jun 9, 2013
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