Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Future Infrastructures: Water, Energy and Justice

Cluster Bibliography

 Here is an introductory list of titles for those interested in reading more about the topic of future infrastructures: water, energy, and justice.  

Anand, Nikhil, Akhil Gupta and Hannah Appel. 2018. The Promise of Infrastructure. Durham: Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-promise-of-infrastructure

Anand, Nikhil. 2017. Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai.  Durham: Duke University Press. https://www.academia.edu/27281822/Hydraulic_Publics

Appel, Hannah et al. 2015. Subterranean Estates: Life Worlds of Oil and Gas. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9780801479861/subterranean-estates/

Barak, On. Powering Empire: How Coal Made the Middle East and Sparked Global Carbonization, University of California Press, 2020. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520310728/powering-empire#:~:text=Table%20of%20Contents-,About%20the%20Book,carbonization%20threatens%20our%20very%20climate.

Ballestero, Andrea. A Future History of Water. Durham ; London: Duke University Press, 2019. https://www.dukeupress.edu/a-future-history-of-water

Carse, Ashley. (2014). Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. https://www.academia.edu/9103728/Carse_A_2014_Beyond_the_Big_Ditch_Politics_Ecology_and_Infrastructure_at_the_Panama_Canal_Cambridge_MA_MIT_Press

Daggett, Cara. 2019. The Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-birth-of-energy

Genay, Lucie. 2019. The Land of Nuclear Enchantment: A New Mexican History of the Nuclear 

Weapons Industry. Albuquerque, NM: The University of New Mexico Press. https://unmpress.com/books/land-nuclear-enchantment/9780826360137

 Gómez-Barris, Macarena. 2017. The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives. Durham, NC: Duke University Press https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-extractive-zone

Harvey, Penelope, Casper Bruun Jensen, and Atsuro Morita, eds. Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. https://www.routledge.com/Infrastructures-and-Social-Complexity-A-Companion/Harvey-Jensen-Morita/p/book/9781138654945

Hecht, Gabrielle. 2012. Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. MIT Press. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/being-nuclear

Hetherington, Kregg, ed. Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene. Experimental Futures. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. https://www.dukeupress.edu/infrastructure-environment-and-life-in-the-anthropocene

Masco, Joseph. 2006. The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New 

Mexico. Princeton: Princeton University Press. https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691120775/the-nuclear-borderlands

Miescher, Stephan. A Dam for Africa: The Volta River Project and Modernization in Ghana. (Forthcoming from Bloomington, Indiana University Press).

Mukherjee, Rahul. 2020. Radiant Infrastructures: Media, Environment, and Cultures of Uncertainty. Durham: Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/radiant-infrastructures

Singh, Satyajit, Jean Dreze & Meera Samson. 1997. The Dam and the Nation: Displacement and Resettlement in the Narmada Valley, Oxford University Press, Delhi. https://www.amazon.com/Dam-Nation-Displacement-Resettlement-Narmada/dp/0195640047

Starosielski, Nicole and Janet Walker. 2016. Sustainable Media: Critical Approaches to Media and Environment. London/New York: Routledge https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Media-Critical-Approaches-to-Media-and-Environment1st-Edition/Starosielski-Walker/p/book/9781138014060

 Starosielski, Nicole. 2015. The Undersea Network. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-undersea-network

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Graduate student researcher at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. PhD student in Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
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