I collected some resources from a discussion that happened on the mailing list of the http://themaintainers.org project, Nov. 2017.

Feel free to email suggestions or to propose changes on the github repository.

  • Chris Jones. Routes of Power. Energy and Modern America, 2016 (link)
  • Julie Cohn. The Grid, Biography of an American Technology, 2017
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  • Jo Guldi. Roads to Power, Britain Invents the Infrastructure
  • State. 2012 (link)
  • Chris Wells. Fueling the Boom: Gasoline Taxes, Invisibility, and
  • the Growth of the American Highway Infrastructure, 1919-1956 from the 2012 JAH special issue on oil. (link)
  • Christopher W. Wells. The Road to the Model T: Culture, Road
  • Conditions, and Innovation at the Dawn of the American Motor Age, Technology & Culture 48, no. 3 (July 2007), 497-523.
  • L. Freed, Networks of (colonial) power: roads in French Central
  • Africa after World War I, History & Technology September 2010.
  • Christopher W. Wells. The Changing Nature of Country Roads: Farmers,
  • Reformers, and the Shifting Uses of Rural Space, 1880 – 1905, Agricultural History 80, no. 2 (Spring 2006), 143-166.
  • Fernando Dominguez Rubio, Preserving the unpreservable: docile and
  • unruly objects at MoMA (link) [Comment: "puts questions of care and maintenance at the center of sociological/philosophical concerns about cultural categories, social order, and ontology."]
  • Irani, Lilly. Difference and Dependence among Digital Workers: The
  • Case of Amazon Mechanical Turk (link)
  • Carse, Ashley. Nature as infrastructure: Making and managing the
  • Panama Canal watershed, Social Studies of Science 42, no. 4 (2012): 539-563.
  • Barnes, J. E. (2017). States of maintenance: Power, politics, and
  • Egypts irrigation infrastructure. Environment and Planning, Society and Space, 35(1), 146-164.
  • Edensor, T. (2011). Entangled agencies, material networks and repair in a building assemblage: The mutable stone of St Ann’s church, Manchester, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 36 (2), 238-252.
  • Gregson, N. (2011). Performativity, corporeality and the politics
  • of ship disposal. Journal of Cultural Economy, 4(2), 137-156.
  • Rosner, D. K., & Ames, M. (2014). Designing for repair?:
  • Infrastructures and materialities of breakdown. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on computer supported cooperative work & social computing (pp. 319-331).
  • Erik van der Vleuten et al., Europe’s System Builders: The Contested Shaping of Transnational Road, Electricity and Rail Networks, Contemporary European History 16, no. 3 (August 2007): 321–47, (link)
  • Vincent Lagendijk and Frank Schipper, Electrifying Europe and
  • Driving Europe.
  • Tensions of Europe network (link).
  • John May. Infrastructuralism: The Pathology of Negative
  • Externalities [Comment: argues that infrastructure’s solution to problems is always done by transferring them elsewhere] (link)
  • Paul Edwards. How fast can we transition to a low-carbon energy
  • system, 2015. (link)
  • Hillary Brown. Next Generation Infrastructures (link)
  • Timothy LeCains. Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines That
  • Wired America and Scarred the Planet [Comment: "connects the early construction of electric grids in the US to the rise of large-scale, open pit copper mining"] (link)
  • Wallsten, Björn. The Urk World: Hibernating Infrastructures and the
  • Quest for Urban Mining, 2015 (link)

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