Reference

Here is a working list of supplementary readings and other materials that expand upon course themes.

  • Alexander, Judd H. In Defense of Garbage. Westport, Conn.:  Praeger, 1993.
  • Amato, Joseph Anthony. Dust: A History of the Small and the Invisible. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Auge, Marc. non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity. New York and London: Verso, 1995.
  • Barnes, Djuna. “The Hem of Manhattan.” 1917. Reprinted in Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson, eds. The Blackwell City Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002. 71-5.
  • Baudrillard, Jean. America. New York: Verso, 1988.
  • Bauman, Zygmunt. Wasted Lives: Modernity and its Outcasts. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004
  • Berger, Alan. Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006.
  • Blair, Cornelia, and Gale Group. Garbage and Other Pollution. 2000 ed, The Information Series on Current Topics. Detroit, MI:  Gale Group, 2000.
  • Blumberg, Louis, and Robert Gottlieb. War on Waste:  Can America Win Its Battle with Garbage? Washington, D.C.:  Island Press, 1989.
  • Brown, Bill.  “Thing Theory.” Critical Inquiry. 28.1 (2001) 1-22.
  • Calvino, Italo. Invisible Cities. Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.
  • Carp, Alex. “The Anthropology of Trash: An Interview With Robin Nagle.” The Believer (September 2010). Web. 23 November 2010.
  • Castells, Manuel. The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age. 2nd Ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • Castells, Manuel and Alejandro Portes. “World Underneath: the Origins Dynamics and Effects of the Informal Economy.” The Informal Economy. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 1989. 11-37.
  • Coffel, Steve. Encyclopedia of Garbage. New York, NY:  Facts On File, 1996: 2
  • Cooper, Melinda. Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.
  • Crooks, Harold. Giants of Garbage:  The Rise of the Global Waste Industry and the Politics of Pollution Control. Toronto Boston, Mass.:  J. Lorimer;  Distributed in the United States by Formac Distributing, 1993.
  • Czerniak, Julia, ed. Large Parks. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.
  • de Sola-Morales, Ignasi. “Terrain Vague.” Anyplace. Ed. Cynthia Davidson. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995.
  • Davis, Mike. Dead Cities. The New Press, 2003.
  • Davis, Mike. Planet of Slums. New York: Verso, 2007.
  • Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. London: Routledge, 1966.
  • Engler, Mira. Designing America’s Waste Landscapes.
  • Engqvist Jonathan Habib and Maria Lantz, eds. Dharavi: Documenting Informalities. New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2009.
  • “Fast Trash: Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities.” Exhibition. Gallery RIVAA. 22 April – 23 May 2010.
  • Feuer, Alan. “The Wilderness Below Your Feet”. The New York Times. 31 December 2010.
  • Freud, Civilization and its Discontents. 1961.
  • Gabrys, Jennifer. “Media in the Dump.” Alphabet City: Trash. Ed. John Knechtel. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007.156-65,
  • Gans, Deborah and Claire Weisz, eds. Extreme Sites: The ‘Greening’ of Brownfield. New York: Academy Press, 2004.
  • Gay, Kathlyn. Global Garbage:  Exporting Trash and Toxic Waste. New York:  F. Watts, 1992.
  • Gibson, Neuromancer
  • Gissen, David. Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
  • George, Rose. The Big Necessity : The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2008.
  • Greenberg, Stanley. Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
  • Grossman, Elizabeth. High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health. Washington: Island Press, 2006.
  • Hamboussi, Anthony. Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York’s Industrial Waterfront. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.
  • Harrison, Robert Pogue. The Dominion of the Dead. Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • Hawkins, Gay. The Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
  • Hayden, Dolores. A Field Guide to Sprawl. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004.
  • Ibelings, Hans. Supermodernism: Architecture in the Age of Globalization. Rotterdam Nai Publishers, 1998.
  • Knechtel, John, ed. Alphabet City: Trash. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, 2007.
  • Koolhaas, Rem. “Junkspace.” October 100 (Spring 2002) 175-90.
  • Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror
  • Kubler, George. The Shape of Time; Remarks on the History of Things. New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1962.
  • Kunstler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape. New York: Touchstone, 1993.
  • Lahiji Nadir and D.S. Friedman. Plumbing: Sounding Modern Architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997.
  • Lang, Robert E. Edgeless Cities: Exploring the Elusive Metropolis. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 2003.
  • Laporte, Dominique. History of Shit. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
  • Leary, John Patrick. “Detroitism.” Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. January 2011. http://www.guernicamag.com/features/2281/leary_1_15_11/.
  • Lerup, Lars. “Stim & Dross: Rethinking the Metropolis.” Assembage 25 (December 1994): 88.
  • Love Canal Homeowners Association and Citizen’s Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes (Arlington Va.). Love Canal:  A Chronology of Events That Shaped a Movement. Arlington, Va. (P.O. Box 926, Arlington 22216):  Citizen’s Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes, 1984.
  • Lynch, Kevin. Wasting Away: An Exploration of Waste: What it is, How it Happens, Why we Fear it, How to do it Well (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990) 3-10.
  • Maister, David. “The Psychology of Waiting in Line.” http://davidmaister.com/articles/1/52/
  • McDonough, William. The Hannover Principles:  Design for Sustainability. Charlottesville, VA: Island Press, 1997.
  • McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to Cradle:  Remaking the Way We Make Things. 1st ed. New York:  North Point Press, 2002.
  • McLaughlin, Terence. Dirt: A Social History as Seen Through the Uses and Abuses of Dirt. New York: Stein and Day, 1971.
  • Melosi, Martin V. Effluent America:  Cities, Industry, Energy, and the Environment. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.
  • ———. Garbage in the Cities:  Refuse, Reform, and the Environment 1880-1980. Homewood, Ill.:  Dorsey Press, 1988.
  • ———. Pragmatic Environmentalist, Sanitary Engineer George E. Waring, Jr, Essays in Public Works History; Essay No. 4. Washington:  Public Works Historical Society, 1977.
  • ———. The Sanitary City:  Urban Infrastructure in America from Colonial Times to the Present, Creating the North American Landscape. Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
  • Miller, Benjamin. Fat of the Land:  Garbage in New York:  The Last Two Hundred Years. New York:  Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000.
  • Miller, Ian. The Anatomy of Disgust. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
  • Millstone, Erik, and Tim Lang. The Penguin Atlas of Food. New York:  Penguin, 2003.
  • Mostefavi, Mohsen. Ecological Urbanism. Baden, Switzerland: Lars Muller, 2010.
  • Murphy, Pamela, Christine Mueller, Mamatha Gowda, and League of Women Voters (U.S.). Education Fund. The Garbage Primer. New York:  Lyons & Burford; League of Women Voters of the United States, 1993.
  • Nagle, Robin. Picking Up. Forthcoming from Farrar Straus & Giroux.
  • Ngai, Sianne. Ugly Feelings. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.
  • Porro, Jeffrey D., Christine Mueller, Monica Sullivan, and League of Women Voters (U.S.). Education Fund. The Plastic Waste Primer. New York, NY:  Lyons & Burford, 1993.
  • Rathje, William L., and Cullen Murphy. Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2001.
  • Rogers, Heather. Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage. New York: New Press, 2005.
  • Royte, Elizabeth. Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash. New York: Back Bay Books, 2005.
  • Ryan, John C., and Alan Thein Durning. Stuff:  The Secret Lives of Everyday Things, New Report; No. 4. Seattle, Wash.:  Northwest Environment Watch, 1997.
  • Rybczynski, Witold. “We are What We Throw Away.” New York Times. 5 July 1992.
  • Sachchidananda. People at the Bottom:  A Portrait of the Scavengers. New Delhi:  Concept Pub. Co., 2001.
  • Scott Brown, Denise. “The Art in Waste.” Lecture for the Urban Distortions course. Basurama06. Madrid: La Casa Encendida, 4 May 2006.
  • Strasser, Susan. Waste and Want:  A Social History of Trash. 1st ed. New York:  Metropolitan Books, 1999.
  • Sullivan, Robert. Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City. New York: Scribner, 1998.
  • Thompson, Michael. Rubbish Theory: The Creation ad Destruction of Value. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979.
  • Vance, Ashlee. “One Moo and One Hums, but They Could Help Power Google.” New York Times. 18 May 2010.
  • Varnelis, Kazys. Networked City.
  • Venturi, Robert, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenous. Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form. 1972. Rev Ed. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1992.
  • Warner, Judith. “Dysregulation Nation.” The New York Times. 14 June 2010.
  • Whitaker, Jennifer Seymour. Salvaging the Land of Plenty:  Garbage and the American Dream. 1st ed. New York:  W. Morrow, 1994.
  • Wilson, Duff. Fateful Harvest. 1st ed. New York:  HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
  • Wilson, Elizabeth. The Sphinx in the City. University of California Press, 1992.

Listen

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  • American Beauty. Dir. Sam Mendes. Dreamworks, 1999.
  • Collection and Disposal: A Job for the Birds. Prod. Robert Manchover and Catherine Pozzo Di Borgo. Documentary about NYC garbage crisis. Red Hill Films, 1978.
  • “Garbage Mountain.” Man Made. National Geographic Channel. 2006. Television.
  • Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance. Dir. Godfrey Reggio. IRE Productions, 1982.
  • Laid to Waste. Prod. Robert Bahar and George McCollough. Berkeley Media, 1997.
  • “Trash, Inc. The Secret Life of Garbage.” Carl Quintanilla. CNBC. 19 October 2010. Television. http://www.cnbc.com/id/38830389/.
  • “The Town That Loves Garbage.” 20/20. 18 January 2008. Television. http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4157181
  • Manufactured Landscapes. Dir. Jennifer Baichwal. Documentary about photographer Edward Burtynsky. Zeitgeist, 2006.
  • The Gleaners and I. Dir. Agnes Varda. Zeitgeist Films, 2001.
  • Wall-E. Dir. Andrew Stanton. Pixar, 2008.
  • Wasteland. Dir. Lucy Walker. Documentary about artist Vic Muniz. Almega Projects, 2010.

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