Many readers already know about the E-waste research project, funded by a $469k grant secured by Dr. Josh Lepawsky at Memorial University, Newfoundland. The project involves research in five countries - Mexico, Peru, Bangladesh, and China. I'm kind of doing Ghana on my own, as is Grace Akese of Memorial U, so I include it even though it's not part of the research funding.
We introduced Lepawsky to Josh Goldstein, a Ph.D in Chinese History at USC, and Dr. Ramzy Kahhat of Pontifica Universidad Catholica Peru (PUCP). Lepawsky and some of his grad students recently completed their first "assessment", of in depth interviews of workers at Retroworks de Mexico.
Anyway, today's blog is about a personal insight, which started out as yet another insanely long email to Doctors Lepawsky, Kahhat and Goldstein. I decided instead to post it as a blog.