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Dr David Giles



Lecturer in Anthropology


Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68382


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After Market: Capital, surplus, and the social afterlives of food waste

David Giles

(2020), pp. 23-36, Routledge Handbook of Food Waste, London, Eng., B1

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On missing people in the field

David Giles

(2019), pp. 102-112, Vulnerable witness: the politics of grief in the field, Oakland, Calif., B1

book chapter

Abject economies, illiberal embodiment, and the politics of waste

D Giles

(2018), Vol. 39, pp. 113-130, Relational poverty politics: forms, struggles, possibilities, Athens, Georgia, B1

book chapter

Sketches for a theory of abject economies

David Giles

(2018), pp. 207-232, Arena journal, Fitzroy, Vic., C1

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Neutralizing homelessness, 2015: the story to date

D Giles

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 332-340, Urban geography, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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The work of waste-making: biopolitical labour and the myth of the global city

D Giles

(2016), pp. 81-95, Environmental change and the world's futures: ecologies, ontologies and mythologies, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Food security: ethnographic perspectives on food environments, urban food systems and principles for action in post-quake Christchurch

D Giles

(2016), pp. 273-287, Social policy for social work and human services in Aotearoa New Zealand: diverse perspectives, Christchurch, N.Z., B1-1

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Distributions of wealth, distributions of waste: abject capital and accumulation by disposal

D Giles

(2016), pp. 198-218, Anthropologies of Value, London, Eng., B1-1

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The anatomy of a dumpster: abject capital and the looking glass of value

D Giles

(2014), Vol. 32, pp. 93-113, Social text, Durham, N.C., C1-1

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"Welcome to the hellmouth": harnessing the power of fandom in the classroom

A Peloff, D Giles

(2013), pp. 74-82, Buffy the vampire slayer, Fishponds, Eng., B1-1

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