Below is a selected list of readings that informed my thinking about the connections between infrastructure materiality, embodied labor of social reproduction, and social difference. These readings form a key part of my journal article – “Class, Caste, Gender, and the Materiality of Cement Houses in India” – published in Antipode (2023, 55 (2)).
Truelove, Y. (2011). (Re-)Conceptualizing water inequality in Delhi, India through a feminist political ecology framework. Geoforum, 42(2), 143–152.
Lawhon M, Ernstson H and Silver J (2014) Provincializing urban political ecology: Towards a situated UPE through African urbanism. Antipode 46(2):497–516
Doshi S (2017) Embodied urban political ecology: Five propositions. Area 49(1):125–128
Truelove Y (2019a) Rethinking water insecurity, inequality, and infrastructure through an embodied urban political ecology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 6(3)
Heynen, N. (2018). Urban political ecology III: The feminist and queer century. Progress in Human Geography, 42(3), 446–452.
Loftus, A. (2020). Political ecology III: Who are ‘the people’? Progress in Human Geography, 44(5), 981–990.
Andueza L, Davies A, Loftus A and Schling H (2021) The body as infrastructure. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 4(3):799–817
Ramakrishnan K, O’Reilly K and Budds J (2021) The temporal fragility of infrastructure: Theorizing decay, maintenance, and repair. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 4(3):674–695
Anand N (2017) Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai. Durham: Duke University Press
Fredericks R (2018) Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal. Durham: Duke University Press
Truelove Y (2019b) Gray zones: The everyday practices and governance of water beyond the network. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 109(6):1758–1774
Truelove Y and O’Reilly K (2021) Making India’s cleanest city: Sanitation, intersectionality, and infrastructural violence. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 4(3):718–735
Desai R, McFarlane C and Graham S (2015) The politics of open defecation: Informality, body, and infrastructure in Mumbai. Antipode 47(1):98–120
Mollett S and Faria C (2013) Messing with gender in feminist political ecology. Geoforum 45:116–125
Gidwani, V., & Reddy, R. N. (2011). The Afterlives of “Waste”: Notes from India for a Minor History of Capitalist Surplus. Antipode, 43(5), 1625–1658.