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Acknowledgement to Referees
Beyond the Abject: Caste and the Organization of Work in Pakistan's Waste Economy
  • W. Butt
  • Political Science
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
  • 2019
Abstract This article examines the historical processes by which low or non-caste groups have situated themselves in Pakistan's waste economy. Adopting caste as a category of governance, the colonialExpand
Waste intimacies
Accessing Value in Lahore’s Waste Infrastructures
Lahore’s ever-growing waste generation has taken on increasing political significance – but why and how has this happened? This article argues that ways of knowing waste as one thing, and not anoth...
Distributing destruction
Alongside a growing population and expanding built environment, the construction of large-scale infrastructures, mostly related to transportation, has radically altered Lahore’s landscape. This paperExpand
The Anthropology of Islam by Way of a Transnational Piety Movement
This study explores the anthropological study of Islam through an ethnographic analysis of the Tablighi Jama'at - a transnational piety movement. Recent anthropological writings on Islam haveExpand