Filthy Flourishing

@article{Doherty2019FilthyF,
  title={Filthy Flourishing},
  author={Jacob Doherty},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2019},
  volume={60},
  pages={S321 - S332}
}
Thousands of marabou storks occupy Kampala, nesting in the city’s green spaces and eating up to 2 kilos of organic matter daily, mostly rotting garbage found in the city’s open dumps. Weedy birds, they flourish amid Kampala’s garbage crisis. Storks are both waste infrastructure and waste themselves, rendered disposable by the same state-centric views of infrastructure that make informal waste pickers precarious, and cast out from the imaginary of a clean, green, urban future. Theorizing animal… 
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