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Contents Acknowledgments ix 1. Was State Socialism Wasteful? 1 2. Toward a Social Theory of Waste 11 PART 1. DISCIPLINE AND RECYCLE (1948–1974) 3. Metallic Socialism 41 4. The Primitive Accumulation of Waste in Metallic Socialism 79 PART 2. REFORM AND REDUCE (1975–1984) 5. The Efficiency Model 105 6. The Limits of Efficiency 125 PART 3. PRIVATIZE AND INCINERATE (1985–PRESENT) 7. The Chemical Model 145 8. ‘‘Building a Castle out of Shit’’: The Wastelands of the New Europe 168 9. Conclusion 203 Notes 215 Sources and References 225 Index 247 ...

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