Journal Articles

Cambridge, Carnaval, and the ‘Actually Existing Circularity’ of Plastics. O’Hare, P., 27 May, In: Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 4, 1, p1-12 13p

The Bag and Beyond: Social Science and the Social Life of Plastic (Introduction to Special Collection). Steger, B., P. O’Hare & T.S. Perez., 4 May 2021, In: Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 4, 1, p.1-8 9p

‘We looked after people better when we were informal’: the ‘quasi-formalisation’ of Montevideo’s waste-pickers. O’Hare, P., 21 Jan 2020, In: Bulletin of Latin American Research. 39, 1, p. 53-68 16 p.

Creating waste and resisting recovery: contested practices and metaphors in post-neoliberal Argentina? O’Hare, P., 30 Jul 2020, In: Ethnos. Latest Articles, 21 p.

Waste and its disguises: technologies of (un)knowing. Alexander, C. & O’Hare, P., 30 Jul 2020, In: Ethnos. Latest Articles, 25 p.

Cultural responses to the war on drugs: writing, occupying, and ‘public-ing’ in the Mexican City. O’Hare, P. & Bell, L., 14 May 2020, In: City & Society. 32, 1, p. 203-227 25 p.

From cartonera publishing practices to trans-formal methods for qualitiative research. Bell, L., Flynn, A. & O’Hare, P., 6 May 2020, In: Qualitative Research. Online First

Latin American politics underground: networks, rhizomes and resistance in cartonera publishing. Bell, L. & O’Hare, P., 1 Jan 2020, In: International Journal of Cultural Studies. 23, 1, p. 20-41

‘The landfill has always borne fruit’: precarity, formalisation and dispossession among Uruguay’s waste pickers. O’Hare, P., 5 Mar 2019, In: Dialectical Anthropology. 43, 1, p. 31-44 14 p.

Encyclopedia Entries

Waste. O’Hare, P., 14 Aug 2019, Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Cambridge

Book Chapters

Countering Dispossession through Cooperativisation? Waste-picker ethnography, activism and the state in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay). O’Hare, P. & Sorroche, S., 2019, Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession: Indigenous, Peasant and Urban Poor Activisms in the Americas and Asia. Kapoor, D. & Jordan, S. (eds.). London: Zed Books, p. 171-189 18 p.

Mobilizing Concealment and Spectacle Among Uruguay’s Waste-Pickers. O’Hare, P., 2018, Global Perspectives on Workers’ and Labour Organizations. Atzeni, M. (ed.). Springer, p. 43-62 19 p. (Work, Organization, and Employment).

The Uruguayan Recyclers’ Union: Clasificadores, Circulation, and the Challenge of Mobile Labor Organization. O’Hare, P., 2017, Urban Revolt: State Power and the Rise of People’s Movements in the Global South. Ngwane, T., Sinwell, L. & Ness, I. (eds.). Chicago: Haymarket Books, p. 109-133 24 p.


“Rubbish belongs to the poor”: Hygienic Enclosure and the Waste Commons. In Production. Pluto Press.

Taking Form, Making Worlds: Cartonera Publishing in Latin America. (with Lucy Bell and Alex Flynn). Under Contract. Texas University Press

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