CIstudies Bibliography – Sorted By Year (Most Recent First)

The Critical Infrastructure Studies Bibliography is selected to represent branches and approaches of the emerging field of critical studies of infrastructure. It is an instrument to help gauge the scope, and define the shape, of the field. Included resources bear in some way on the thought, theory, philosophy, methods, politics, policy, strategy, principles, critique, art, ethics, and other contexts of infrastructure studies. Some works are paradigmatic of approaches; others synthetic, critical, theoretical, or literary and artiistic. (For the principles of the structure and scope of the bibliography, see “Critical Infrastructure Bibliography Taxonomy.”) This bibliography is being developed in a Zotero group library fed into the CIstudies.org site through the Zotpress plug-in.)

By tags: Animals | Architecture | Art and aesthetics | Borders and migration | Business & industry | City and urban studies | Cloud | Cyberinfrastructure for research | Development | Digital humanities | Disability & accessibility | Disaster | EconomicsEnergy | Environment | Ethnographical approaches | Feminist | Fiction | Higher educationInformation & IT | Institutional | Internet (& ICT) | Labor & work | Landscape | Large technical systems | Library, museum, and archive | Logistics | Media infrastructures | MilitaryMinimal computing | Mining, oil, & extractionMission critical | Object & thing studiesOrganizationalPhotography | Physical infrastructures | Platform studies | Poetry | PolicyPostcolonial & colonial | Race and ethnicity | Repair & care | Scientific research infrastructure | Security | Small technical systems | STS (science technology studies) |TelecommunicationsTransportationWaste, garbage, sewage | Water

Posner, Miriam. “The Software That Shapes Workers’ Lives.” New Yorker, March 12, 2019. https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/the-software-that-shapes-workers-lives. Cite
Aguirre, Laida. “Boxed In: The Aesthetics of Material Circulation - e-Flux Architecture - e-Flux.” E-Flux, 2019. https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/becoming-digital/248072/boxed-in-the-aesthetics-of-material-circulation/. Cite
Olson, D., J. Meyerson, M. A. Parsons, J. Castro, M. Lassere, D. J. Wright, H. Arnold, et al. “Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care,” 2019. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3236409. Cite
Blom, Ina. “‘And Follow It’: Straight Lines and Infrastructural Sensibilities.” Critical Inquiry 45, no. 4 (2019): 859–83. https://doi.org/10.1086/703959. Cite
Nyröp, Marii. “Wax,” 2019. https://minicomp.github.io/wax/. Cite
Steinberg, Marc. The Platform Economy: How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Cite
Chan, Leslie. “Whose Open Science? And Why Infrastructure Matters.” presented at the OpenCon Cascadia, Portland, 2019. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2596865. Cite
Gehl, Robert, and Fenwick McKelvey. “Bugging out: Darknets as Parasites of Large-Scale Media Objects.” Media, Culture & Society 41, no. 2 (2019): 219–35. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718818379. Cite
Plantin, Jean-Christophe, and Aswin Punathambekar. “Digital Media Infrastructures: Pipes, Platforms, and Politics.” Media, Culture & Society 41, no. 2 (2019): 163–74. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718818376. Cite Download
Groot Kormelink, Tim, and Irene Costera Meijer. “Material and Sensory Dimensions of Everyday News Use.” Media, Culture & Society, 2019, 016344371881091. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718810910. Cite
Sarkar, Sreela. “A Mission to Converge for Inclusion? The Smart City and the Women of Seelampur.” Media, Culture & Society, 2019, 016344371881090. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718810905. Cite
Nieborg, David B, and Anne Helmond. “The Political Economy of Facebook’s Platformization in the Mobile Ecosystem: Facebook Messenger as a Platform Instance.” Media, Culture & Society 41, no. 2 (2019): 196–218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718818384. Cite
Carmi, Elinor. “Sonic Publics| The Hidden Listeners: Regulating the Line from Telephone Operators to Content Moderators.” International Journal of Communication 13 (2019): 440–58. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/8588. Cite
ARC Animal Road Crossings. “Wildlife Crossing Structures | ARC Solutions - Animal Road Crossings.” ARC, 2019. https://arc-solutions.org/. Cite
World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “Infrastructure Threats -- WWF.” World Wildlife Fund, 2019. https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/infrastructure. Cite
Mezzadra, Sandro, and Brett Neilson. The Politics of Operations: Excavating Contemporary Capitalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. Cite
Finkelstein, Maura. The Archive of Loss: Lively Ruination in Mill Land Mumbai. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. Cite
Günel, Gökçe. Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi. Experimental Futures. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. Cite
Hetherington, Kregg, ed. Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene. Experimental Futures. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. Cite
Rothenberg, Janell. “‘World-World’ Logistics in Tangier, Morocco.” Limn, no. 10 (April 2018). https://limn.it/articles/world-world-logistics-in-tangier-morocco/. Cite
Ferguson, M., H.E. Roberts, R.R.C. McEachan, and M. Dallimer. “Contrasting Distributions of Urban Green Infrastructure across Social and Ethno-Racial Groups.” Landscape and Urban Planning 175 (2018): 136–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.03.020. Cite Download
Niittyvirta, Pekka. “Lines (57° 59′ N, 7° 16’W).” Pekka Niittyvirta, 2018. http://www.niittyvirta.com/lines-57-59-n-7-16w/. Cite
Karvonen, Andrew. Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. 1st ed. 1 Edition. | New York: Routledge, 2018.: Routledge, 2018. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351166201. Cite
Turner, Roger. “Presenting Infrastructural Science.” Blog. Picturing Meteorology, 2018. https://picturingmeteorology.com/home/2018/1/29/presenting-infrastructural-science. Cite
Dijck, José van, Thomas Poell, and Martijn de Waal. The Platform Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Cite
Williamson, Ben. “The Hidden Architecture of Higher Education: Building a Big Data Infrastructure for the ‘Smarter University.’” International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education 15, no. 12 (2018). https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1186/s4123. Cite
Hunt, Will. Underground: A Human History of the Worlds beneath Our Feet. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2018. Cite
Mattern. “Local Codes: Forms of Spatial Knowledge.” Public Knowledge, 2018. https://publicknowledge.sfmoma.org/local-codes-forms-of-spatial-knowledge. Cite
FitzGerald, Lisa. “Black Gold: Digitally-Simulated Environments and the Material Aesthetics of Oil.” Transformations 32 (2018): 93–105. http://www.transformationsjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Trans32_6_fitzgerald.pdf. Cite
Rukeyser, Muriel, Catherine Venable Moore, and Nancy Naumburg. The Book of the Dead. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018. Cite
Fidler, Bradley, and Andrew L. Russell. “Financial and Administrative Infrastructure for the Early Internet: Network Maintenance at the Defense Information Systems Agency.” Technology and Culture 59, no. 4 (2018): 899–924. https://doi.org/10.1353/tech.2018.0090. Cite
Strebel, Ignaz, Alain Bovet, and Philippe Sormani, eds. Repair Work Ethnographies: Revisiting Breakdown, Relocating Materiality. Palgrave McMillan, 2018. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9789811321092351. Cite
Jackson, Steven J. “Repair as Transition: Time, Materiality, and Hope.” In Repair Work Ethnographies: Revisiting Breakdown, Relocating Materiality, 337–47. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9789811321092#. Cite
Mattern, Shannon. “Maintenance and Care.” Places Journal, 2018. https://placesjournal.org/article/maintenance-and-care/. Cite
Koepnick, Lutz. “Koepnick Discusses Painting by Corinne Wasmuht.” Department of German, Russian and East European Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2018. https://as.vanderbilt.edu/grees/news/features/Koepnick_Wasmuth.php. Cite
Finn, Megan. Documenting Aftermath: Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters. Infrastructures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2018. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/documenting-aftermath. Cite
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). “WAI-ARIA Overview.” W3C WAI, 2018. https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/aria/. Cite
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). “Introduction to Web Accessibility.” W3C WAI, 2018. https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/. Cite
Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: New York University Press, 2018. https://nyupress.org/books/9781479837243/. Cite
Crawford, Kate, and Vladan Joler. “Anatomy of an AI: The Amazon Echo as an Anatomical Map of Human Labor, Data and Planetary Resources,” 2018. https://anatomyof.ai/. Cite
Penner, Barbara. “The Flexible Heart of the Home.” Places Journal, 2018. https://placesjournal.org/article/home-economics-and-flexible-design/. Cite
Leker, Hannah Gordon, and Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson. “Relationship between Race and Community Water and Sewer Service in North Carolina, USA.” PLOS ONE 13, no. 3 (2018): e0193225. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193225. Cite Download
Bonnett, Alastair. “Beyond the Map: Spikescapes and Wild Strawberries.” Places Journal, 2018. https://doi.org/10.22269/180410. Cite
DeMull, Marisa. “It’s Time for Transportation Engineers to Address Racial Equity.” Alta Planning + Desgn, 2018. https://blog.altaplanning.com/its-time-for-transportation-engineers-to-address-racial-equity-edfd183798f6. Cite
Goldstein, Joseph. “Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination.” The New York Times, 2018, sec. World. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/world/africa/kenya-china-racism.html. Cite
Boehmer, Elleke, and Dominic Davies. Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Cite
Schwab, Katharine. “The Racist Roots Of ‘Urban Renewal’ And How It Made Cities Less Equal.” FastCompany, 2018. https://www.fastcompany.com/90155955/the-racist-roots-of-urban-renewal-and-how-it-made-cities-less-equal. Cite
Misra, Tanvi. “Bike Advocacy’s Blind Spot.” CityLab, 2018. https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/07/is-bike-infrastructure-enough/565271/. Cite