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The Dirt

guestauth0r , November 29th, 2021


Discard Studies is a young field of research that takes systems of waste and wasting as its topic of study, including but beyond conventional notions of trash and…


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Sorting It Out: Sustainability in Higher Education

guestauth0r , November 15th, 2021


by Kathy Zhang In May of 2021, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a combined degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Art. I…


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The Dirt

guestauth0r , October 25th, 2021


The Dirt is a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field. Here is The Dirt for October 2021.


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Discard Studies Staffing Changes

guestauth0r , October 18th, 2021


We have news about the Discard Studies editorial team: after a decade of inspired and dedicated leadership, Max Liboiron is stepping down. While we are sorry for their…


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The Dirt

guestauth0r , September 27th, 2021


Discard Studies is a young field of research that takes systems of waste and wasting as its topic of study, including but beyond conventional notions of trash and…


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The Dirt

guestauth0r , August 30th, 2021


Discard Studies is a young field of research that takes systems of waste and wasting as its topic of study, including but beyond conventional notions of trash and…


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Red Sludge on the Blue Danube

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021


In Almásfüzitő, a small factory settlement on the banks of the Danube, hazardous waste is being used to create a topsoil to cover solidified red sludge – residue…


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Call for a new Discard Studies Managing Editor

guestauth0r , June 10th, 2021


Starting in the early fall of 2021, we are looking for a new Managing Editor to oversee and carry out regular operations of Discard Studies and to create…


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The Toil of Waste: Wasting and Redemption in the Global E-Waste Economy

colinhoag , February 2nd, 2021


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2020 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline…


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Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

guestauth0r , December 30th, 2020


It’s time for reminiscing! And what better topic to think back on than a year’s worth of trashy insights? Here are the top ten posts from Discard Studies…


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Discard Studies Twitter Conference Schedule

guestauth0r , November 9th, 2020


The Discard Studies Twitter Conference is going live on November 16th and 17th! Here is the schedule. #Discard2020


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Richard Irvine on his book, Deep Time

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Interview by Jon Bialecki https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/an-anthropology-of-deep-time/D5B5D1825BF9D440246A17118E17080E Jon Bialecki: There is a lot to this book. It contains reflections on the …


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Wem gehört der Müll?

Andreas Gehrlach , September 2nd, 2020


Heute das Containern, früher das Holzsammeln: Straftaten aufgrund des westlichen Konzepts von Eigentum. Andreas Gehrlach blickt auf historische und aktuelle Parallelen in der Auseinandersetzung rund u…


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CFP: Discard Studies Twitter Conference!

Max Liboiron , August 31st, 2020


Discard Studies is throwing a Twitter conference! Twitter conferences are accessible, create a permanent record of scholarship, support conversations with diverse audiences, and best of all, the prese…


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Outsides and insides: Covid-19 seen from the first floor of a house in Mirpur, Dhaka by Hasan Ashraf

Hasan Ashraf , August 13th, 2020


In this contribution to Somatosphere’s Dispatches from the Pandemic we attend to practices of boundary making, of separating outsides from insides. The new coronavirus appeared on the global…


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Anomalous Waste: Reckoning with Radioactivity in a Metal Scrap Market

colinhoag , July 23rd, 2020


Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2019 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…


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On the social nature of toilet paper

Matt Barlow , June 4th, 2020


You would be forgiven for thinking that the first thing bought in a global crisis would be tinned, dried, and frozen foods; clean water; and medicines—things that enable…


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Clean in Times of Covid-19: on Hygiene and Pollution by Mandy de Wilde

Mandy de Wilde , May 3rd, 2020


As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, air pollution and greenhouse emissions decrease, or so news reports say. The satellite images of China in lockdown provided a first striking example. In…


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A Bibliography of Trash Animals

Alex Zahara , February 17th, 2020


Gulls. Pigeons. Rats. Lice. These ‘trash animals’ live alongside waste, filth, ruination and decay. Attitudes, behaviour and infrastructure aimed at dealing with ‘trash animals’ tell us a lot…


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Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon

nckawa , February 7th, 2020


The edited volume Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, edited by Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian, was just published by Punctum Books and is available in pdf format FOR FREE…


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Collecting waste in Sicily: old and new ways

standplaatswereld , January 15th, 2020


BY FREEK COLOMBIJN Every human settlement has to think of a way to dispose its solid waste, but each place finds its own particular ways to do this….


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Top Discard Studies Clicks of 2019

guestauth0r , January 2nd, 2020


We decided to do something new this year at Discard Studies: we tracked the links our readers followed. With ‘The Dirt” coming out monthly with it’s hundreds of…


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Top Discard Studies posts of 2019

guestauth0r , December 31st, 2019


It’s time for reminiscing! And what better topic to think back on than a year’s worth of trashy insights? Here are the top ten posts from Discard Studies in…


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The Dirt

guestauth0r , November 25th, 2019


To keep practitioners up-to-date, Discard Studies publishes The Dirt, a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in the field. Here is The Dirt…


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