Garbology



[gahr-bol-uh-jee] /gɑrˈbɒl ə dʒi/

noun
1.
the study of the material discarded by a society to learn what it reveals about social or cultural patterns.
/ɡɑːˈbɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the contents of domestic dustbins to analyse the consumption patterns of households

noun

The study of the refuse of a modern society

[1946+; coined by W Rathje]

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