Disorderly Dakar: The cultural politics of household waste in Senegal’s capital city

This paper analyses the crisis in light of waste management’s role as a fundamental urban public service, key employment sector, and visceral symbol of the city’s management. It examines how the institutional landscape of waste management took centre stage in a power struggle within the state that centred on reconfiguring the labour of ordering the city. At the same time, it reveals how the waste-workers’ union emerged…