Table of contents for From the cult of waste to the trash heap of history : the politics of waste in socialist and postsocialist Hungary / Zsuzsa Gille.

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1. Was State Socialism Wasteful?
2. Toward a Social Theory of Waste
Part 1. Discipline and Recycle (1948-1974)
3. Metallic Socialism
4. The Primitive Accumulation of Waste in Metallic Socialism
Part 2. Reform and Reduce (1975-1984)
5. The Efficiency Model
6. The Limits of Efficiency
Part 3. Privatize and Incinerate (1985-present)
7. The Chemical Model
8. "Building a Castle out of Shit": The Wastelands of the New Europe
9. Conclusion
Sources and References
	This book has been in the making for a long time. I tried to do something that I had no model for, and 
therefore I am indebted to many people who not only found the development of a social theory of waste worthwhile 
but also encouraged me and lent their support in various forms over the years. I am first of all grateful to my mentors 
at UC Santa Cruz--Ronnie Lipschutz, John Brown Childs, Andy Szasz, James O'Connor, Anna Tsing, Mark Cioc, 
and Ravi Rajan--for teaching me critical views of society and environment and for their encouragement in sticking 
with the seemingly idiosyncratic topic of waste. For help in quantitative analysis I am indebted to Hiroshi Fukurai. I 
am grateful to James Clifford for showing me the difference cultural studies can make, and to Martha Lampland and 
William Cronon for thinking with me about how the interaction of culture and economy could be conceptualized in 
my research design. It was however mostly the one and only Michael Burawoy who nurtured my inner ethnographer 
and who taught me so much about the emancipatory potential of theoretically infused fieldwork. I am forever in his 
debt for his believing in me, for his generosity with his time, and for his consistent critical advice. I thank Michael 
Goldman, David Sonnenfeld, John Gulick, Alan Rudy, and the collective of the Global Ethnography book project 
for reading very early interpretations of my data and for giving me constructive feedback. Peter Evans and David 
Stark boldly compelled me to try out theoretical perspectives that I would not have risked on my own, especially in 
rethinking the role of the state in my history. I am grateful to my colleagues at the University of Illinois-Urbana 
Champaign--Matti Bunzl, Michael Goldman, and Andy Pickering--whose advice propelled this project to new, 
exciting directions. I thank Matti Bunzl and anonymous reviewers of my manuscript for insisting on mobilizing my 
somewhat hidden ethnographic voice. I have tremendous appreciation for my graduate students who have given me 
feedback on my theory of waste: Annie McCloskey, Lisa Asplen, Keith Guzik, and Jong-Young Kim.
	This research however would not have been possible without the confidence and generosity of my 
informants, primarily the residents of three villages, Garé, Bosta, and Szal nta. I am also humbled by the trust the 
leaders of the Budapest Vegyim[u,DBLACU]vek and Hungaropec had in me, and their generosity in opening their 
doors and archives to me. But fieldwork was only one source of the history I am retelling in this book. Without the 
incredibly professional and mostly unappreciated labor of the archivists in the archives of Hungary, of the 
Communist Party, and of Baranya County I would not have been able to reconstruct either the story of Garé's dump 
or the changing concept of waste in Hungary. Finally, I would not have been able to finance this immense research 
project on my own. The International Exchanges Board, the Fulbright Commission, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, 
the American Council of Learned Society, and the University of Illinois have given me generous financial support in 
these last ten years.
	Most importantly, I would not have accomplished much without the warm support of my husband, Rick 
Esbenshade, and my two children, Shara and Abel, who faithfully accompanied me on my many research trips 
leaving friends and home behind. Rick not only has shown patience and empathy toward my daily "paradigm shifts" 
and intellectual crises but also has been a keen and critical reader of my manuscript. Since I embarked on this 
journey I lost many of my loved ones, including my parents, and I myself went through a life-threatening illness. I 
don't know how I would have survived without the emotional sustenance I received from my Hungarian family, 
especially my two aunts and three cousins, among whom Zolt n Balogh also lent generous help with digitalizing my 
illustrations. This list is far from complete, and in closing all I want to emphasize is that I hope to return the 
kindness of all the people who helped me turn this project into the book I always dreamed about writing.
From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Environmental policy -- Hungary.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Social aspects -- Hungary.
Post-communism -- Hungary.