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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2112: When Things Fall Apart: Social Infrastructures

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox. Roads: An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise. Cornell University Press, 2015.

Jason de Leon. Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail. University of California Press, 2015.

Susan Leigh Star. “The Ethnography of Infrastructure”. American Behavioural Scientist, 1999.

Huub Dijstelbloem. Borders as Infrastructure. MIT Press, 2021.

Dennis Rodgers, Bruce O'Neill. “Infrastructural Violence”. Ethnography, 2012.