• Brown, K. L. (2013). Plutopia: Nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters. Oxford University Press, USA.
  • Dietrich, A.S. (2013). The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico. New York: New York University Press.
  • Gabrys, J., Hawkins, G., & Michael, M. (Eds). 2013. Accumulation: The Material Politics of Plastic. Routledge.
  • Krupar, Shiloh R. (2013). Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press.
  • Lora-Wainwright, A. (2013). Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
  • Markowitz, G., & Rosner, D. (2013). Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children. Univ of California Press.
  • Markowitz, G., & Rosner, D. (2013). Deceit and denial: The deadly politics of industrial pollution. Univ of California Press.
  • Nagle, Robin. (2013). Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Shostak, S. (2013). Exposed science: genes, the environment, and the politics of population health. University of California Press.
  • Stoler, Ann Laura (Ed). (2013). Imperial Debris: On Ruins and RuinationDuke University Press.
  • Stokes, Raymond, Roman Koster, and Stephen Sambrook. (2013). The Business of Waste: Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the Present. Cambridge University Press.
  • Walter-Toews, D. (2013) The Origin of Feces: What Excrement Tells us About Evolution, Ecology and a Sustainable Society. Toronto: ECW Press.








  • Commission for Racial Justice United Church of Christ. 1987. “Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States: A National Report on the Racial and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Communities with Hazardous Waste Sites.” Public Data Access, Inc.
  • Corbin, Alain. 1986. The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press.
  • Douglas, Mary. 1984. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. London, Ark Paperbacks.
  • Kristeva, Julia. 1982. Powers of Horror: An essay on abjection. New York, Columbia University Press.
  • Melosi, Martin. 1980. Pollution and Reform in American Cities, 1870-1930. Austin, University of Texas Press.
  • Melosi, Martin. 1981. Garbage in the Cities: Refuse, Reform, and the Environment: 1880-1980. College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press.
  • Rathje, W. L., & Ritenbaugh, C. K. (Eds.). (1984). Household Refuse Analysis: Theory, Methods, and Applications in Social Science. SAGE.
  • Wynne, Brian. 1987. Risk Management and Hazardous Waste: Implementation and the Dialectics of Credibility. Springer London, Limited.



  • Packard, Vance. 1960. The Waste Makers. New York, D. McKay Co.

19th century

  • Griscom, John. 1845. The Sanitary Condition of the Laboring Population of New York. New York, Harper & Brothers.
  • Kallet, A., & Schlink, F. J. (1933). 100,000,000 guinea pigs: Dangers in everyday foods, drugs, and cosmetics. Vanguard Press.
  • Riis, Jacob. 1890. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York. New York: Penguin.

One thought on “Books

  1. I am an artist working with the poetics of the discard in paint and installations. Salvaging the everyday found is very important to my practice as I want to reconnect people to what they trash as they don’t connect any longer they do not create memories with the simple things around them.
    I am currently in MFA 2nd at Rmit in Melbourne Australia.
    Some suggestions for you lists are :

    • Gumpert, L., The art of everyday: the quotidian in post war French culture, N.Y. University Press, 1997
    • Iversen, M., Chance, Mit Press, Cambridge, 2010
    • Jonstone, S., The Everyday, Mit Press, Cambridge, 2008
    • Knetchel, J., Trash, Mit Press, Cambridge, 2007
    • Lefebvre, H., Critique of the Everyday Life Volumes 1-3, Verso, London, 2008
    • Manco, T., Raw + Material = Art: Found, Scavenged and Upcycled, Thames & Hudson, London, 2012
    • Renfrew, C, and Bahn, P., Archeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, Thames and Hudson, London, 2008
    • Univers Caches: L’Art Outsider au Musee Dr Guislain, Editions Lannoo, Tielt, 2007
    • Vergine, L., When trash becomes art: TRASH rubbish mongo, Skira, Milan, 2007

    Varda A., Les Glaneuses, France, 2000
    Walker, L., Waste Land, USA, 2010


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