Category Archives: Waste

New Texts in Discard Studies (September 2017)

Since critical discard studies doesn’t (yet!) have its own journal, conference, or department, Discard Studies publishes a regular table of contents alerts for articles, reports, and books in the field. If you are interested in becoming an editor for non-English article alerts on Discard Studies, or know of a recent article for the next article […]
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For a true war on waste, the fashion industry must spend more on research

These are admirable initiatives, but they only reduce wastage or delay garments from ending up in landfill. They do not address the fact that the scale of fast fashion is so massive it can easily eclipse other sustainability initiatives.

CFP: Organizing and Managing Waste (Dec 1)

Special issue call for papers from Society and Business Review Organizing and Managing Waste Deadline December 1st, 2017 Waste is not only a global environmental issue. It is also an extended nexus of material, energy, and symbolic flows that characterize contemporary patterns of production, distribution, and consumption. Beyond disposal and recycling, waste management includes prevention activities […]
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CFP: Nuclear Waste and Deep Time (Amsterdam)

Nuclear Waste and Deep Time Friday 3 November 2017, 16:00-17:00hrs                                                                                          Deadline for submissions:  November 1, 2017 This workshop comes as part of the Nuclear Waste Weeks at the Enviromental Humanities Center at the VU, Amsterdam and aims to bring together PhD students from various disciplines that share a common intereset in nuclear waste and/or […]
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New articles in Discard Studies (July/August)

Since critical discard studies doesn’t (yet!) have its own journal, conference, or department, Discard Studies publishes a regular table of contents alerts for articles, reports, and books in the field. If you are interested in becoming an editor for non-English article alerts on Discard Studies, or know of a recent article for the next article […]
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CFP: Ethnographic Practices and the Temporality of Evidence (CAS 2018, Cuba)

Call for Papers Ethnographic Practices and the Temporality of Evidence CASCA-CUBA: Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Meeting 16-20 May, 2018 Universidad de Oriente – Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Panel Organizer: Maxime Polleri, York University  Following the ongoing concerns surrounding questions of scientific knowledge and the role of anthropology in accessing, rationalizing, and circulating data, (Kirksey 2009; Fortun […]
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How we discovered pollution-poisoned crustaceans in the Mariana Trench

A trench amphipod, Hirondellea gigas, from the deepest place on Earth: Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench (10,890m). Alan Jamieson, Newcastle University, Author provided Alan Jamieson, Newcastle University Even animals from the deepest places on Earth have accumulated pollutants made by humans. That’s the unfortunate finding of a new study by myself with colleagues from […]
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Article Alert! New texts in discard studies (May & June 2017)

Since critical discard studies doesn’t (yet!) have its own journal, conference, or department, Discard Studies publishes a regular table of contents alerts for articles, reports, and books in the field. If you are interested in becoming an editor for non-English article alerts on Discard Studies, or know of a recent article for the next article alert, please […]
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Not afraid of the ruins: Call for submissions for science fiction and utopian imaginaries

The goal of this new section will be to regularly showcase new, original, creative and critical reflections to foster intimate and productive conversations across the intellectual and creative arts.

Four salaried PhD positions in Oslo on toxicology and global waste

AnthroTox focuses initially on electronic waste and associated persistent organic pollutants in Tanzania, East Africa. Applications are invited for four Research Fellowship as PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology to be based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.