Plastiglomerate sample/ready-made collected by geologist Patricia Corcoran and sculptor Kelly Jazvac at Kamilo Beach, Hawai'i, 2012. Photo: Kelly Wood. Courtesy of the artist.

Article Alert! New writing in discard studies

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CFP: Theorizing Harm

Copper Queen mine. Bisbee, Arizona. Photo by Josh Lepawsky.

Precision is not accuracy.

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Spotlight on Scholars: Rachele Dini and why the literature of waste matters

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Top posts on the Discard Studies Blog in 2016

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Bibliography for Critical Ecology

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Victory at Standing Rock reflects a failure of US energy and climate policy

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CFP: The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic: A nearly carbon-neutral conference

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Bureaucrats and techies leading the pollution resistance against Trump

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CFP: Cities, Public Spaces and Rejects: Encounters and Confrontations between Rurality and Urbanity

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CFP: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art

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CFP: Living in a Toxic World (1800-2000)

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More boys are diagnosed with cancer than girls worldwide – why?

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Article Alert! New articles in discard studies from October

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Trump may reverse US climate policy but will have trouble dismantling EPA

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Paid graduate positions in discard studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet challenge

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CFP: Queer/Crip Contagions

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CFP: Remediation, Restoration and the Environmental Legacies of Extractive Industries in the North

Flier posted around Texas State University this week.

In Trump’s America, 72% of the population is disposable

A seamstress repairs a pair of jeans at her streetside sewing stand on Sukhumvit Soi 3 in Bangkok, Thailand.  These foot-powered sewing machines are a common sight along many streets in Bangkok.

CFP: Repair Matters

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CFP: Indigenous resurgence, Decolonization, and Movements for Environmental Justice

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Call for Fellows: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

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How toxic flame retardant chemicals become-and stay-ubiquitous in our homes and bodies

A rotary milking parlor at a modern dairy facility. Photo by Gunnar Richter. CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dumping Milk from the Treadmill of Production

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On Solidarity and Molecules (#MakeMuskratRight)

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CFP: The moving boundaries of recycling in and beyond China

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CFP: Integrating waste systems: interrogating system boundaries and performance possibilities (AAG 2016)

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CFP: Opening the Bin – New perspectives on waste, culture and society from the humanities and the social sciences

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PhD position in place/Land-based knowledge

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Location, location, location: why South Australia could take the world’s nuclear waste

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CFP: Environmental Justice & Deep Intersectionality

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Article Alerts for September 2016

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Superbugs evolve in waste water, and could end up in our food

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CFP: Informality, legitimacy and authority in the age of the “Circular Economy” (AAG)

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CFP: Trash Postgraduate Symposium (Vienna)

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3 PhD positions in “Hazardous Travels: Ghost Acres and the Global Waste Economy”

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CFP: Beyond the ‘end of Cheap Nature’: The production of waste-based commodity frontiers (AAG)

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CFP: Ecologies of Toxicity

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CFP: Unnecessary, Unwanted and Uncalled-for: A Workshop on Uselessness

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Modular electronic products and waste

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Modern Waste and Industrial Ruins in the Anthropocene

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CFP: Analytics for the Anthropocene: Socioecological futures and scale

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CFP: Racism’s Toxic Entanglements in the Age of Flint and Ferguson (AAG 2017)

Jinyoung selling her old stuff at the Hietalahdintori flea market.

CFP: Changing Secondhand Economies

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Ethnographic Refusal: A How to Guide

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Article Alerts in Discard Studies (June-July 2016)

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Environmentality

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Take a deep breath – here’s what 2016 revealed about the deadly dangers of air pollution

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CFP: Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

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Discard Studies Article Alerts for October!

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CFP: The Politics of Valuation

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Article Alert for Discard Studies! (August 2016)